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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 99, No. 2, 2004, pp. 195-197
Bioline Code: oc04035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2004, pp. 195-197

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Comparison between Splenic and Lymph Node Aspirations as Sampling Methods for the Parasitological Detection of Leishmania chagasi check for this species in other resources Infection in Dogs
Stella Maria Barrouin-Melo; Daniela Farias Larangeira; Joelma Trigo; Paulo Henrique Palis Aguiar; Washington Luís Conrado dos-Santos & Lain Pontes-de-Carvalho

Abstract

The sensitivities of spleen and lymph node cultures for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis were compared in 64 anti- Leishmania check for this species in other resources antibody positive dogs from an endemic area in Brazil. The sensitivity of spleen cultures for Leishmania detection was 97.9%; in lymph node cultures it was 25%. 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

 
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