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Occurrence of anti-Neospora caninum and anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs with visceral leishmaniasis Ocorrência de anticorpos anti-Neospora caninum e anti-Toxoplasma gondii em cães com leishmaniose visceral

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Author(s): Raul R. Ribeiro | Manoel E. Silva | Sydnei M. Silva | Gustavo O. Fulgêncio | Hilda F.J. Pena | Frédéric Frézard | Marilene S.M. Michalick | Solange M. Gennari

Journal: Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
ISSN 0100-736X

Volume: 31;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 527;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Leishmaniose visceral canina | Leishmania chagasi | Toxoplasma gondii | Neospora caninum | co-infecção | formas clínicas | Canine visceral leishmaniasis | Leishmania chagasi | Toxoplasma gondii | Neospora caninum | co-infection | clinical forms

ABSTRACT
Uninfected dogs and those naturally infected with Leishmania chagasi exhibiting different clinical forms of disease were evaluated for the presence of anti-Neospora caninum and anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies. Blood samples were collected from 110 mongrel dogs. Sera were tested using the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT), and the animals with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) (n=60) were classified clinically. Out of the 110 sera investigated, 5 (4.5%) were positive for N. caninum (IFAT>50) and 36 (32.7%) for T. gondii (IFAT>16). Anti-L. chagasi antibody titers in asymptomatic dogs (n=10) were found to be significantly lower (P16). Os títulos de anticorpos anti-L. chagasi em cães assintomáticos (n=10) foram significativamente (P

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