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Description of six autochthonous cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis diagnosed in Pedregulho (São Paulo, Brazil)

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Title
Description of six autochthonous cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis diagnosed in Pedregulho (São Paulo, Brazil)
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612015025
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Cássia Regina de Abreu, Ana Cláudia Parpinelli, Romeika Reis de Lima, Luis Gustavo Gosuen Gonçalves Dias, Lucas de Freitas Pereira, Fernanda Gosuen Gonçalves Dias

Abstract

Visceral leishmaniasis is an infectious disease of chronic, emerging and zoonotic nature that presents various degrees of severity. In Brazil, this illness is caused by Leishmania infantum (Leishmania chagasi), which is transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis, and dogs are its main reservoir. Given the increasing spread of this disease across Brazil, the aim of this study was to report on six cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis, diagnosed in June 2013, in the city of Pedregulho, State of São Paulo, considered to be a non-endemic area and free of phlebotomine sand flies. The diagnosis was based on clinical signs of the patients and additional tests (serological and parasitological). It was concluded that the diagnosis of leishmaniasis is complex because the clinical signs are similar to other systemic diseases, thus justifying the importance of parasitological test of bone marrow, considered "gold standard", in the confirmation of the disease. In addition, the area was not, until now, considered risk place, despite notification.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Czechia 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 26%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Researcher 3 10%
Librarian 1 3%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 7 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 23%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 10 32%

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