Clinical, pathological, and molecular data concerning Coenurus cerebralis in Sheep in Egypt

Said Amer, Ahmed ElKhatam, Yasuhiro Fukuda, Lamia I. Bakr, Shereif Zidan, Ahmed Elsify, Mostafa A. Mohamed, Chika Tada, Yutaka Nakai

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Abstract

This article contains information related to a recent study “Prevalence and Identity of Taenia multiceps cysts “Coenurus cerebralis” in Sheep in Egypt” (Amer et al., 2017) [1]. Specifically, affected sheep showed neurological disorders manifested as depression, head shaking and circling, altered head position, incoordination and paralysis in some cases. Brain-derived cysts were molecularly identified by PCR-sequence analysis at mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene marker. Cyst-induced pathological changes included degenerative changes and demyelination in brain tissue, infiltration of lymphocytes and histiocytes. Cystic fluids were biochemically analyzed for protein, lipids and electrolytes. The data of this study provides more understanding on phylogeny, epidemiology and pathology of coenurosis in sheep.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalData in Brief
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb

Keywords

  • 12S rRNA
  • Coenurus cerebralis
  • Egypt
  • Pathology
  • Sheep
  • Taenia multiceps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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