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Paracoccidioidomycosis infection in domestic and wild mammals by Paracoccidioides lutzii.
Mycoses. 2017 Jun; 60(6):402-406.M

Abstract

Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis that occurs in several Latin American countries, especially in Brazil. It is caused by the thermo-dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides spp. Serological studies to detect animal infection represent an excellent strategy for data on the agent's ecology. Although the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is an endemic area for PCM in humans, there is scarce information available on the ecology of the agent in the region. This study aimed to investigate the infection by Paracoccidioides lutzii in animals living in RS, Brazil. A total of 85 wild mammals, 200 horses and 196 domestic dogs, previously tested for infection by P. brasiliensis, were included in this study. Serum samples from the animals were tested by ELISA to detect anti- P. lutzii antibodies. From the 481 animals tested, 105 (21.8%) were seropositive for IgG anti-P. lutzii. Of these, 54 were also positive for P. brasiliensis. A total of 11 horses (10.5%), 30 dogs (28.8%) and 10 wild mammals (9.5%) were positive only for P. lutzii (n=51). The detection of anti-P. lutzii antibodies in animals of RS suggests that the fungus can be found in southern Brazil, despite being described mainly in the midwest and southeast of the country.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center of Diagnosis in Veterinary Mycology, Department of Veterinary Preventive, Faculty of Veterinary, University Federal of Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Laboratory of Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.Faculty of Veterinary, Hospital of Veterinary Practice, UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Center of Diagnosis in Veterinary Mycology, Department of Veterinary Preventive, Faculty of Veterinary, University Federal of Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Center of Diagnosis in Veterinary Mycology, Department of Veterinary Preventive, Faculty of Veterinary, University Federal of Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Cellular Biology Division, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.Laboratory of Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brazil.Center of Diagnosis in Veterinary Mycology, Department of Veterinary Preventive, Faculty of Veterinary, University Federal of Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28295653

Citation

Mendes, Josiara F., et al. "Paracoccidioidomycosis Infection in Domestic and Wild Mammals By Paracoccidioides Lutzii." Mycoses, vol. 60, no. 6, 2017, pp. 402-406.
Mendes JF, Klafke GB, Albano APN, et al. Paracoccidioidomycosis infection in domestic and wild mammals by Paracoccidioides lutzii. Mycoses. 2017;60(6):402-406.
Mendes, J. F., Klafke, G. B., Albano, A. P. N., Cabana, Â. L., Teles, A. J., de Camargo, Z. P., Xavier, M. O., & Meireles, M. C. A. (2017). Paracoccidioidomycosis infection in domestic and wild mammals by Paracoccidioides lutzii. Mycoses, 60(6), 402-406. https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12608
Mendes JF, et al. Paracoccidioidomycosis Infection in Domestic and Wild Mammals By Paracoccidioides Lutzii. Mycoses. 2017;60(6):402-406. PubMed PMID: 28295653.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Paracoccidioidomycosis infection in domestic and wild mammals by Paracoccidioides lutzii. AU - Mendes,Josiara F, AU - Klafke,Gabriel B, AU - Albano,Ana Paula N, AU - Cabana,Ângela L, AU - Teles,Alessandra J, AU - de Camargo,Zoilo P, AU - Xavier,Melissa O, AU - Meireles,Mário Carlos A, Y1 - 2017/03/10/ PY - 2016/11/25/received PY - 2017/01/17/revised PY - 2017/01/19/accepted PY - 2017/3/16/pubmed PY - 2017/8/11/medline PY - 2017/3/16/entrez KW - ELISA KW - Paracoccidioides lutzii KW - Rio Grande do Sul KW - antibodies KW - cell-free antigen SP - 402 EP - 406 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 60 IS - 6 N2 - Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis that occurs in several Latin American countries, especially in Brazil. It is caused by the thermo-dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides spp. Serological studies to detect animal infection represent an excellent strategy for data on the agent's ecology. Although the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is an endemic area for PCM in humans, there is scarce information available on the ecology of the agent in the region. This study aimed to investigate the infection by Paracoccidioides lutzii in animals living in RS, Brazil. A total of 85 wild mammals, 200 horses and 196 domestic dogs, previously tested for infection by P. brasiliensis, were included in this study. Serum samples from the animals were tested by ELISA to detect anti- P. lutzii antibodies. From the 481 animals tested, 105 (21.8%) were seropositive for IgG anti-P. lutzii. Of these, 54 were also positive for P. brasiliensis. A total of 11 horses (10.5%), 30 dogs (28.8%) and 10 wild mammals (9.5%) were positive only for P. lutzii (n=51). The detection of anti-P. lutzii antibodies in animals of RS suggests that the fungus can be found in southern Brazil, despite being described mainly in the midwest and southeast of the country. SN - 1439-0507 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28295653/Paracoccidioidomycosis_infection_in_domestic_and_wild_mammals_by_Paracoccidioides_lutzii_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12608 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -