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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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NERY, G. et al. Occurrence of Leishmania infantum in dog feces. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2015, vol.67, n.5, pp.1249-1253. ISSN 1678-4162.


This is the first report of the occurrence of Leishmania sp. in dog feces. Intra and extracellular amastigote forms were found by cytology in fecal samples from a dog presenting recurrent hematochezia associated with canine visceral leishmaniasis. Diagnosis of Leishmania infantum was confirmed in the feces by PCR and in spleen samples by culture and PCR.

Keywords : canine visceral leishmaniosis; cytology; stool.

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