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Title: Comparison between splenic and lymph node aspirations as sampling methods for the parasitological detection of Leishmania chagasi infection in dogs
Authors: Melo, Stella Maria Barrouin
Larangeira, Daniela Farias
Trigo, Joelma
Aguiar, Paulo Henrique Palis
dosSantos, Washington Luis Conrado
Pontes-de-Carvalho, Lain Carlos
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Universidade Federal da Bahia. Escola de Medicina Veterinária. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Universidade Federal da Bahia. Escola de Medicina Veterinária. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Abstract: The sensitivities of spleen and lymph node cultures for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis were compared in 64 anti-Leishmania antibody positive dogs from an endemic area in Brazil. The sensitivity of spleen cultures for Leishmania detection was 97.9 percent; in lymph node cultures it was 25 percent. Positive spleen culture was more frequent (p = 0.048, Fisher's exact probability test) in symptomatic (28 out of 33 animals) than in asymptomatic animals (19 out of 31 animals). These results support the use of spleen instead of lymph node aspiration as the choice method for the parasitological diagnosis of the infection.
Keywords: Leishmania chagasi
Dog
Diagnosis
Brazil
DeCS: Doenças do Cão/diagnóstico
Leishmania donovani/isolamento & purificação
Leishmaniose Visceral/veterinária
Linfonodos/parasitologia
Baço/parasitologia
Biópsia por Agulha
Brasil
Doenças Endêmicas
Leishmaniose Visceral/diagnóstico
Sensibilidade e Especificidade
Animais
Estudo Comparativo
Cães
Feminino
Masculino
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: MELO, Stella Maria Barrouin et al. Comparison between splenic and lymph node aspirations as sampling methods for the parasitological detection of Leishmania chagasi infection in dogs. Memmórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 99, n. 2, p. 195-197, mar. 2004.
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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