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Diagnostic methods to cutaneous leishmaniasis detection in domestic dogs and cats

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Title
Diagnostic methods to cutaneous leishmaniasis detection in domestic dogs and cats
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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, December 2015
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153716
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Daliah Alves Coelho Trevisan, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni, Izabel Galhardo Demarchi

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by different species of Leishmania. In domestic animals such as dogs and cats, the diagnostic consists of clinical, epidemiological and serological tests, which changes among countries all around the world. Because of this diversity in the methods selected, we propose this systematic literature review to identify the methods of laboratory diagnosis used to detect cutaneous leishmaniasis in domestic dogs and cats in the Americas. Articles published in the last 5 years were searched in PubMed, ISI Web of Science, LILACS and Scielo, and we selected 10 papers about cutaneous leishmaniasis in dogs and cats in the Americas. In Brazil, often the indirect immunofluorescence and enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) have been applied. Other countries like United States and Mexico have been using antigenic fractions for antibodies detections by Western blot. ELISA and Western blot showed a higher sensitivity and efficacy in the detection of leishmaniasis. Analysis of sensibility and specificity of the methods was rarely used. Although confirmatory to leishmaniasis, direct methods for parasites detection and polymerase chain reaction showed low positivity in disease detection. We suggested that more than one method should be used for the detection of feline and canine leishmaniasis. Serological methods such as Western blot and enzyme immunoassay have a high efficacy in the diagnosis of this disease.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 19%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 17 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 19 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 21 31%

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