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Diagnosis and therapy of Capillaria plica infection: report and literature review

Maria B. Studzińska, Justyna Obara-Gałek, Marta Demkowska-Kutrzepa and Krzysztof Tomczuk
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


Worldwide, data on Capillaria (Pearsonema) plica infections of the urinary tract in domestic carnivores are limited. Nevertheless, cystitis with hematuria, dysuria or pollakiuria may suggest a C. plica infection. A three-year old dog from Poland showing pollakiuria and hematuria was presented. At urine analysis, C. plica eggs were found in the urine sediment. The dog was unsuccessfully treated with a daily oral dose of fenbendazole 50 mg/kg BW for 5 days, while a single subcutaneous administration of ivermectin 0.2 mg/kg BW once effectively eliminated C. plica infection.


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Received: 2014-10-29
Revised: 2015-2-2
Accepted: 2015-3-31
Published Online: 2015-6-16
Published in Print: 2015-9-1

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