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Updates on morphobiology, epidemiology and molecular characterization of coenurosis in sheep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16881398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Taenia multiceps (Leske, 1780) is a taeniid cestode that in its adult stage lives in the small intestine of dogs and other canids. The metacestode, previously known as Coenurus cerebralis, is usually found in the nervous system including brain and spinal cord in sheep and other ruminants. The presence of cysts typically leads to neurological symptoms that in the majority of cases result in the death of the animal from starvation after some weeks. Coenurosis could cause high losses in sheep farms because the disease affects young animals that the farmers grow up each year as replacements of the older individuals. Coenurosis is also a zoonosis with more than 100 human cases described in literature, of which the last in Italy and almost 5 reported in Sardinia. In the last years, the popularity of coenurosis has increased in sheep breedings because of the necessity to operate a differential diagnosis from another neurological disease, scrapie, particularly in atypical cases of coenurosis that could occur also in adult (2-3 years of age) sheep.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parassitologia     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0048-2951     ISO Abbreviation:  Parassitologia     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-02     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413724     Medline TA:  Parassitologia     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, Sezione di Parassitologia, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Cestoda / genetics,  isolation & purification
Cestode Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  transmission,  veterinary*
DNA, Helminth / genetics
Diagnosis, Differential
Dog Diseases / epidemiology,  parasitology,  transmission
Italy / epidemiology
Scrapie / diagnosis
Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
Sheep Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  parasitology,  transmission
Wales / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Helminth

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