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Occurrence of Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys in household dogs from northern Parana.
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PMID:  23207986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis caused primarily by Ehrlichia canis and canine thrombocytic anaplasmosis induced by Anaplasma platys are important emerging zoonotic tick-borne diseases of dogs. There is evidence that these pathogens can also affect humans. This study evaluated the presence of E. canis and A. platys in blood samples collected from 256 domiciled dogs in the municipality of Jataizinho, located in north region of the State of Parana, Brazil, by PCR assay. The occurrence of E. canis and A. platys was 16.4% (42/256) and 19.4% (49/256), respectively; while 5.47% (14/256) of the dogs evaluated were co-infected by these two organisms. The presence of E. canis and A. platys was not significantly associated with the variables evaluated (sex, age, outdoor access, and presence of ticks during blood collection). Infection of dogs by E. canis was associated with anemia and thrombocytopenia, while infection induced by A. platys was related only to thrombocytopenia. Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis and canine thrombocytic anaplasmosis should be included in the differential diagnoses when these hematological alterations are observed during routine laboratory evaluation of dogs.
Authors:
Gislaine Cristina Ferreira da Silva; Aline do Nascimento Benitez; Aline Girotto; Alessandra Taroda; Marilda Carlos Vidotto; João Luis Garcia; Julio Cesar de Freitas; Selwyn Headley Arlington; Odilon Vidotto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1984-2961     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440482     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciência Animal, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brasil.
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