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Tissue stages of Hepatozoon canis in naturally infected dogs from Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
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PMID:  15338284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 222 dogs were examined by blood smear examination and Hepatozoon canis infection was detected in 13 dogs (5.9%). Five H. canis-infected dogs were necropsied to observe tissue stages in the organs. Fragments of spleen, liver, lungs, heart, kidneys, lymph nodes, bone marrow and skeletal muscles were used to made touch-impression smears. No macroscopic lesions were found in the organs. Two dogs had gamonts within polymorphonuclear cells and schizonts in various stages of development within the spleen and the bone marrow. Nevertheless, no mature meronts were found.
Lucia Helena O'dwyer; Mere Erika Saito; Márcia Yumiko Hasegawa; Aguemi Kohayagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2004-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0932-0113     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-13     Completed Date:  2004-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-000, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Coccidia / growth & development*,  isolation & purification,  pathogenicity
Coccidiosis / parasitology,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / parasitology*
Spleen / parasitology

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