Canine tegumentary leishmaniasis in Morada das Águias (Serra da Tiririca), Maricá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cathia M. B. Serra Cristianni A. Leal Fabiano Figueiredo Tânia M. Schubach Rosemere Duarte Cláudia M. A. Uchôa Roger Magno M. Silva Maria de Fátima Madeira About the authors

This is a report of canine tegumentary leishmaniasis in Morada das Águias (in the Serra da Tiririca mountain range), Maricá, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. A clinical, serological, and parasitological survey was performed in 83 dogs. Eleven (13.2%) were positive on indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) and 30 (36.1%) on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Ulcerated cutaneous or mucosal lesions were observed in 18 (n = 83; 21.7%) dogs. Leishmania was isolated from 11 of the animals. The disease occurrence and local occupational characteristics are discussed.

Leishmania; Leishmaniasis; Dogs; Zoonoses


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