Accidental and late parasitological diagnosis of Leishmania sp. in a dog from a low disease transmission area of Brazil: a case report

  • Renan M. Spinelli
  • Flávia F.M. Uchôa
  • Rodrigo C. Menezes
  • Fernanda N. Santos
  • Adriana P. Sudré

Abstract

Canine Leishmaniasis diagnosis must be fast and accurate since dogs are urban reservoirs of the disease and earlier therapeutic intervention is more clinically effective. However, this still represents a challenge, particularly in low transmission areas. The present report describes the difficulties of clinical suspicion and the late diagnosis of a dog infected with Leishmania sp.
Published
Sep 10, 2019
How to Cite
SPINELLI, Renan M. et al. Accidental and late parasitological diagnosis of Leishmania sp. in a dog from a low disease transmission area of Brazil: a case report. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 51, n. 3, p. 131-134, sep. 2019. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/855>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-81322019000300131.
Section
Case Report