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An atypical Toxoplasma gondii genotype in a rural Brazilian dog co-infected with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis

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Title
An atypical Toxoplasma gondii genotype in a rural Brazilian dog co-infected with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, April 2015
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0284-2014
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Rodrigo Costa da Silva, Karen Caffaro, Carolina Lechinski Paula, Rafaela Mastrangelo Risseti, Helio Langoni, Jane Megid, Mariana Serrano Melanchauski, Katiane Lohn Souza, Regina Kiomi Takahira, Vânia Maria de Vasconcelos Machado

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis and leishmaniasis are two worldwide zoonoses caused by the protozoan parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania spp., respectively. This report describes the clinical and laboratorial findings of a co-infection with both parasites in a 4-year-old female dog suspected of ehrlichiosis that presented anemia, thrombocytopenia, hypoalbuminemia, hyperglobulinemia, tachyzoite-like structures to the lung imprints, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results positive for T. gondii (kidney, lung, and liver) and Leishmania spp. Co-infection with Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania braziliensis was confirmed by sequencing; restriction fragment length polymorphism-polymerase chain reaction (RFLP-PCR) confirmed an atypical T. gondii genotype circulating in dogs that has been reported to cause human congenital toxoplasmosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 50 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 14%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 13 25%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 13 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 9 18%