A 12-year-old, 13 kg, mixed-breed male dog was referred for anorexia and depression. The dog showed discomfort on abdominal palpation. Abdominal ultrasound examination revealed multiple, small, round anechoic cystic structures. Cystic fluid obtained with fine needle aspiration contained several 2-4 mm white motile flecks. Microscopic examination of the fluid revealed numerous irregularly shaped organisms measuring several hundred microns to 3 mm, the morphology of which was suggestive of intact and fragmented acephalic metacestodes of the genus Mesocestoides sp. Molecular analysis confirmed that the peritoneal infection was caused by Mesocestoides sp.

Bonfanti, U., Bertazzolo, W., Magliaro, L., Demarco, B., Venco, L., Casiraghi, M., et al. (2004). Clinical, cytological and molecular evidence of Mesocestoides sp. infection in a dog from Italy. JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SERIES A, 51, 435-438 [10.1111/j.1439-0442.2004.00664.x].

Clinical, cytological and molecular evidence of Mesocestoides sp. infection in a dog from Italy

CASIRAGHI, MAURIZIO;
2004

Abstract

A 12-year-old, 13 kg, mixed-breed male dog was referred for anorexia and depression. The dog showed discomfort on abdominal palpation. Abdominal ultrasound examination revealed multiple, small, round anechoic cystic structures. Cystic fluid obtained with fine needle aspiration contained several 2-4 mm white motile flecks. Microscopic examination of the fluid revealed numerous irregularly shaped organisms measuring several hundred microns to 3 mm, the morphology of which was suggestive of intact and fragmented acephalic metacestodes of the genus Mesocestoides sp. Molecular analysis confirmed that the peritoneal infection was caused by Mesocestoides sp.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
veterinary; cestodes
English
435
438
Bonfanti, U., Bertazzolo, W., Magliaro, L., Demarco, B., Venco, L., Casiraghi, M., et al. (2004). Clinical, cytological and molecular evidence of Mesocestoides sp. infection in a dog from Italy. JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SERIES A, 51, 435-438 [10.1111/j.1439-0442.2004.00664.x].
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