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Presence of Trypanosoma theileri in Spanish Cattle.
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PMID:  19120247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trypanosoma theileri (Laveran, 1902) has been diagnosed in many countries and is commonly considered as a nonpathogenic hemoparasite, although some authors have described clinical signs in cattle infected with T. theileri. In April and May, 2005, 12 blood samples were received at the Exopol Diagnostic Laboratory (Zaragoza, Spain) from a Spanish bull-fighting farm located at Seville province. Clinical exploration of the animals revealed fever, progressive weight loss, anemia, and frequent recumbent position. Microscopic examination showed Theileria spp. in all cases (12), and in four of them, T. theileri was also observed. The clinical picture observed in the animals could be compatible with T. theileria infection. However, the contribution of T. theileri to the clinical signs seen at least in four cases is unknown. Further studies are necessary to determine the pathogenicity of T. theileri in the different animal species. To our knowledge, this is the first isolation of T. theileri in Spain.
Aleida Villa; Carlos Gutierrez; Elena Gracia; Bernardino Moreno; Gema Chacón; Pablo Varela Sanz; Philippe Büscher; Louis Touratier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1149     ISSN:  1749-6632     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Exopol Laboratory, Zaragoza, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cattle / parasitology*
Disease Outbreaks
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Spain / epidemiology
Trypanosoma / isolation & purification*
Trypanosomiasis / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  veterinary*

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