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Proliferative peritoneal and pleural cestodiasis in a cat caused by metacestodes of Mesocestoides sp. Anatomohistopathological findings and genetic identification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17432059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 10-year-old female cat was brought to Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana for post-mortem examination. The animal used to live, together with 26 other cats, in the big terrace of an apartment at the 8th floor in Rome; and was always fed with industrial pet food. Anamnesis referred balance troubles, vomit and convulsions, during a couple of days, followed by sudden death. At necropsy, the cat presented mucoid rhinitis, purulent tracheitis, small areas of pneumonia, dark spots in the liver, catarrhal-hemorrhagic gastritis, fibrinous enteritis and meningeal hyperemia. Thoracic and abdominal cavities were completely invaded by hundreds of larval stages of cestodes. The same parasites were also included in nodules in pancreatic, lung and kidney parenchyma. Microscopic examination of parasites allowed their identification as larval stages (metacestodes) of cestodes of the genus Mesocestoides. The molecular genotyping of the metacestodes indicates a close relationship with members of the genus Mesocestoides, although a significant variation was found with respect to the available sequences of other species of the genus.
C Eleni; P Scaramozzino; M Busi; S Ingrosso; S D'Amelio; C De Liberato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasite (Paris, France)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1252-607X     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasite     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-13     Completed Date:  2007-05-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9437094     Medline TA:  Parasite     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Via Appia Nuova 1411, 00178 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / diagnosis,  parasitology*,  pathology
Cestode Infections / diagnosis,  parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Immunohistochemistry / veterinary
Mesocestoides / classification*,  genetics,  isolation & purification

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