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Presence and significance of Helicobacter spp. in the gastric mucosa of Portuguese dogs

Overview of attention for article published in Gut Pathogens, April 2015
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Title
Presence and significance of Helicobacter spp. in the gastric mucosa of Portuguese dogs
Published in
Gut Pathogens, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13099-015-0057-1
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Irina Amorim, Annemieke Smet, Odete Alves, Silvia Teixeira, Ana Laura Saraiva, Marian Taulescu, Celso Reis, Freddy Haesebrouck, Fátima Gärtner

Abstract

Non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacters (NHPH) are also able to cause disease in humans. Dogs are a natural reservoir for many of these species. Close and intense human contact with animals has been identified as a risk factor and therefore, an important zoonotic significance has been attributed to NHPH. To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter species and the gastric histopathological changes associated, gastric mucosa samples of 69 dogs were evaluated. Only one dog presented a normal histopathological mucosa with absence of spiral-shaped organisms. A normal gastric mucosa and the presence of spiral-shaped bacteria was observed in two dogs. All remaining animals presented histopathological changes representative of gastritis. Helicobacter species were detected in 60 dogs (87.0%) by at least one detection method. Histological, histochemical and immunohistochemical evaluations revealed that Helicobacter spp. were present in 45 (65.2%), 52 (75.4%) and 57 (82.6%) dogs, respectively. Spiral-shaped bacteria were detected by qPCR analysis in 33 (47.8%) dogs. H. heilmannii-like organisms were identified in 22 animals (66.7%) and predominantly in the antral gastric region. H. salomonis was the second most prevalent species (51.5%) although it was mainly found in association with other Helicobacter spp. and in the body gastric region. H. bizzozeronii and H. felis were less frequently detected. It was concluded that, despite the high incidence and worldwide distribution of gastric NHPH in dogs, the presence of specific Helicobacter species may vary between geographic regions. NHPH infections were significantly accompanied by mild to moderate intraepithelial lymphocyte infiltration and mild to moderate gastric epithelial injury, but a clear relationship between gastritis and Helicobacter infection could not be established.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 5%
United States 1 5%
Unknown 20 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Researcher 3 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 5 23%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 18%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2015.
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#2,018,122
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Outputs from Gut Pathogens
#52
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Outputs of similar age
#61,497
of 153,164 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Gut Pathogens
#4
of 7 outputs
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