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Serological evidence of Histoplasma capsulatum infection among dogs with leishmaniasis in Brazil.
Acta Trop. 2011 Aug; 119(2-3):203-5.AT

Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a systemic infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Environmental sources of infection for humans and animals in certain regions and the prevalence of infection in animals are frequently unknown. Because of the clinical and epidemiological similarities between histoplasmosis and leishmaniasis in northeastern Brazil, we decided to investigate the serologic evidence of H. capsulatum in dogs, considering that these animals can act as sentinels for histoplasmosis. A total of 224 serum samples from dogs were tested for antibodies against H. capsulatum through immunodiffusion. A total of 128 (57.14%) samples were positive for leishmaniasis by indirect immunofluorescence assay and four (1.78%) samples were positive for antibodies against H. capsulatum. Immunological evidence of the co-existence of histoplasmosis and leishmaniasis in dogs living in urban areas was observed. Diagnosis and clinical management of these diseases in endemic areas should be improved by veterinarians.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, Specialized Medical Mycology Center, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. rossanacordeiro@ufc.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21651884

Citation

Cordeiro, R A., et al. "Serological Evidence of Histoplasma Capsulatum Infection Among Dogs With Leishmaniasis in Brazil." Acta Tropica, vol. 119, no. 2-3, 2011, pp. 203-5.
Cordeiro RA, Coelho CG, Brilhante RS, et al. Serological evidence of Histoplasma capsulatum infection among dogs with leishmaniasis in Brazil. Acta Trop. 2011;119(2-3):203-5.
Cordeiro, R. A., Coelho, C. G., Brilhante, R. S., Sidrim, J. J., Castelo-Branco, D. S., Moura, F. B., Rocha, F. A., & Rocha, M. F. (2011). Serological evidence of Histoplasma capsulatum infection among dogs with leishmaniasis in Brazil. Acta Tropica, 119(2-3), 203-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.05.007
Cordeiro RA, et al. Serological Evidence of Histoplasma Capsulatum Infection Among Dogs With Leishmaniasis in Brazil. Acta Trop. 2011;119(2-3):203-5. PubMed PMID: 21651884.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serological evidence of Histoplasma capsulatum infection among dogs with leishmaniasis in Brazil. AU - Cordeiro,R A, AU - Coelho,C G V, AU - Brilhante,R S N, AU - Sidrim,J J C, AU - Castelo-Branco,D S C M, AU - Moura,F B P, AU - Rocha,F A C, AU - Rocha,M F G, Y1 - 2011/05/30/ PY - 2011/05/16/received PY - 2011/05/23/accepted PY - 2011/6/10/entrez PY - 2011/6/10/pubmed PY - 2011/11/8/medline SP - 203 EP - 5 JF - Acta tropica JO - Acta Trop VL - 119 IS - 2-3 N2 - Histoplasmosis is a systemic infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Environmental sources of infection for humans and animals in certain regions and the prevalence of infection in animals are frequently unknown. Because of the clinical and epidemiological similarities between histoplasmosis and leishmaniasis in northeastern Brazil, we decided to investigate the serologic evidence of H. capsulatum in dogs, considering that these animals can act as sentinels for histoplasmosis. A total of 224 serum samples from dogs were tested for antibodies against H. capsulatum through immunodiffusion. A total of 128 (57.14%) samples were positive for leishmaniasis by indirect immunofluorescence assay and four (1.78%) samples were positive for antibodies against H. capsulatum. Immunological evidence of the co-existence of histoplasmosis and leishmaniasis in dogs living in urban areas was observed. Diagnosis and clinical management of these diseases in endemic areas should be improved by veterinarians. SN - 1873-6254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21651884/Serological_evidence_of_Histoplasma_capsulatum_infection_among_dogs_with_leishmaniasis_in_Brazil_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0001-706X(11)00169-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -