Disseminated leishmaniasis caused by leishmania tropica in a puppy from karaj, central Iran

M. Mohebali, A. Malmasi, H. Hajjaran, S. Jamshidi, B. Akhoundi, M. Rezaei, S. Janitabar, H. Zarei, S. Charehdar

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Abstract

A 5-month old puppy with muco-cutaneous lesions in the chin, around lips and eyes was examined physically and microscopically for leishmaniasis. Muco-cutaneous lesions containing a large number of amastigotes of Leishmania spp. were observed. Amastigotes were also detected in liver and spleen of the puppy. The animal was positive with Dipstick rK39 kit and high level of anti-Leishmania antibodies was detected by direct agglutination test (DAT). DNA, Using PCRRFLP technique extracted from cultured Leishmania promastigotes and L. tropica was identified. This is the first report of concurrent mucosal and visceral involvement of L. tropica in a puppy from Iran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalIranian Journal of Parasitology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disseminated leishmaniasis
  • Dog
  • Iran
  • Leishmania tropica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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