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Nodular trombiculinosis caused by Apolonia tigipioensis, Torres and Braga (1938), in an ostrich (Struthio camelus) and a house sparrow (Passer domesticus).
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PMID:  17981395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nodular trombiculinosis has been reported in Brazil in chickens [Torres, S., Braga, W., 1939. Apolonia tigipioensis, g. e sp. n. (Trombiculinae) parasito de Gallus gallus dom. Chave para determinação de gêneros. Boletim da S.A.I.C. 4, 37-44] and humans [Carneiro, L.S., 1952. Uma nova acaríase humana - Contribuição ao seu estudo. Imprensa Industrial, Recife. Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Recife, Tese Livre Docência, p. 56]. In this report, a juvenile ostrich and a house sparrow, both originating from a riverside property in the town of Petrolina in the state of Pernambuco, presented 87 and eight nodules, respectively, on various locations of their bodies. Physical expression of the nodules liberated parasites that were morphologically identified as mites from the family Trombiculidae. The mites were further identified as Apolonia tigipioensis by the presence of an elongated body form and transversely striated, three pairs of long legs each with seven segments, primary coxae with a single seta, each tarsus terminating with three claws, and a scutum with an anteromedian projection and paired anteromedian setae. Histopathologic examination of skin biopsies from these birds, stained with hematoxilin-eosin, revealed acute parasitic cystic lymphoplasmacytic dermatitis.
Maria Angela Ornelas-Almeida; Flávio Ramos Bastos de Oliveira; Alessandra Estrela da Silva; Eduardo Luiz Trindade Moreira; Paulo César Costa Maia; Larissa de Fátima Cardoso Duarte; Gleeson Murphy; Maria Consuelo Caribe Ayres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-02-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Escola de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Av Ademar de Barros, 500, Ondina, CEP 40.170-110, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Bird Diseases / epidemiology,  parasitology*
Brazil / epidemiology
Mite Infestations / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Species Specificity
Trombiculiasis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Trombiculidae / anatomy & histology*,  classification,  growth & development

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