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Conjunctival swab PCR to detect Leishmania spp. in cats

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, June 2015
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Title
Conjunctival swab PCR to detect Leishmania spp. in cats
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612015016
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Trícia Maria Ferreira de Sousa Oliveira, Vanessa Figueredo Pereira, Graziella Ulbricht Benvenga, Maria Fernanda Alves Martin, Julia Cristina Benassi, Diogo Tiago da Silva, Wilma Aparecida Starke-Buzetti

Abstract

The relevance of the dog as a source of visceral leishmaniasis infection is known, but the role of cats as reservoir hosts for leishmaniasis is not yet fully clear. This study assessed the efficacy of conjunctival swab PCR (CS-PCR) in the detection of cats infected by Leishmania spp. The results were seven (13.5%) cats positive for Leishmania spp. in the PCR, in 52 cats tested from Pirassunuga-SP and Ilha Solteira-SP. From the city of Pirassununga - SP 28.6% (2/7) were positive and from the city of Ilha Solteira - SP 11.1% (5/45) were positive. The results showed that CS-PCR was capable of detecting cats infected by this protozoan. Conjunctival swab samples proved easier to perform in cats, which might facilitate studies on the frequency and distribution of feline leishmaniasis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 46 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 12 26%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 18 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 10 21%

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#14,488,083
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
#32
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#141,588
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Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
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