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Serological Investigation into Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Infection in Dogs from Southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Mycopathologia. 2016 Apr; 181(3-4):323-8.M

Abstract

Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is a dimorphic fungus and major cause of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), which is a systemic and endemic mycosis in Brazil. In Southern Brazil, an increased number of cases were detected since the 1990 s. Therefore, in order to determine areas with the presence of the fungus, this study aimed to investigate infection by P. brasiliensis in dogs from Southern Brazil. Indirect ELISA was used to detect antibodies against P. brasiliensis gp43. One hundred and ninety-six stray and semi-domiciled dogs from the municipalities of Pelotas and Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul were included in this study. P. brasiliensis infection was detected in 58 animals (29.6%) with no significant difference for gender, age and breed. Seropositive animals were detected in all neighborhoods in the city of Pelotas as well as in the neighboring municipality Capão do Leão. The detection of antibodies against gp43 in dogs suggests the presence and wide distribution of the fungus in Pelotas and Capão do Leão, warning for the possibility of PCM disease in dogs as well as in humans from this region.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Preventive Veterinary Department, Faculty of Veterinary, MICVET - Center for Veterinary Mycology Diagnostic and Research, Federal University of Pelotas - UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Mycology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, Visconde de Paranaguá, 102, Rio Grande, RS, CEP: 96203.900, Brazil.Preventive Veterinary Department, Faculty of Veterinary, MICVET - Center for Veterinary Mycology Diagnostic and Research, Federal University of Pelotas - UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Preventive Veterinary Department, Faculty of Veterinary, MICVET - Center for Veterinary Mycology Diagnostic and Research, Federal University of Pelotas - UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Mycology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG, Visconde de Paranaguá, 102, Rio Grande, RS, CEP: 96203.900, Brazil. melissaxavier@ig.com.br.Preventive Veterinary Department, Faculty of Veterinary, MICVET - Center for Veterinary Mycology Diagnostic and Research, Federal University of Pelotas - UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26608381

Citation

Teles, Alessandra Jacomelli, et al. "Serological Investigation Into Paracoccidioides Brasiliensis Infection in Dogs From Southern Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil." Mycopathologia, vol. 181, no. 3-4, 2016, pp. 323-8.
Teles AJ, Klafke GB, Cabana ÂL, et al. Serological Investigation into Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Infection in Dogs from Southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Mycopathologia. 2016;181(3-4):323-8.
Teles, A. J., Klafke, G. B., Cabana, Â. L., Albano, A. P., Xavier, M. O., & Meireles, M. C. (2016). Serological Investigation into Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Infection in Dogs from Southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Mycopathologia, 181(3-4), 323-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-015-9972-4
Teles AJ, et al. Serological Investigation Into Paracoccidioides Brasiliensis Infection in Dogs From Southern Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Mycopathologia. 2016;181(3-4):323-8. PubMed PMID: 26608381.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serological Investigation into Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Infection in Dogs from Southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. AU - Teles,Alessandra Jacomelli, AU - Klafke,Gabriel Baracy, AU - Cabana,Ângela Leitzke, AU - Albano,Ana Paula Neuschrank, AU - Xavier,Melissa Orzechowski, AU - Meireles,Mário Carlos Araújo, Y1 - 2015/11/25/ PY - 2015/05/12/received PY - 2015/11/18/accepted PY - 2015/11/27/entrez PY - 2015/11/27/pubmed PY - 2016/12/31/medline KW - Dogs KW - ELISA KW - Mycosis KW - Paracoccidioidomycosis KW - Serology KW - gp43 SP - 323 EP - 8 JF - Mycopathologia JO - Mycopathologia VL - 181 IS - 3-4 N2 - Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is a dimorphic fungus and major cause of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), which is a systemic and endemic mycosis in Brazil. In Southern Brazil, an increased number of cases were detected since the 1990 s. Therefore, in order to determine areas with the presence of the fungus, this study aimed to investigate infection by P. brasiliensis in dogs from Southern Brazil. Indirect ELISA was used to detect antibodies against P. brasiliensis gp43. One hundred and ninety-six stray and semi-domiciled dogs from the municipalities of Pelotas and Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul were included in this study. P. brasiliensis infection was detected in 58 animals (29.6%) with no significant difference for gender, age and breed. Seropositive animals were detected in all neighborhoods in the city of Pelotas as well as in the neighboring municipality Capão do Leão. The detection of antibodies against gp43 in dogs suggests the presence and wide distribution of the fungus in Pelotas and Capão do Leão, warning for the possibility of PCM disease in dogs as well as in humans from this region. SN - 1573-0832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26608381/Serological_Investigation_into_Paracoccidioides_brasiliensis_Infection_in_Dogs_from_Southern_Rio_Grande_do_Sul_Brazil_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-015-9972-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -