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Volume 60, Issue 3


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

Maria B. Studzińska
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  • Department of Parasitology and Invasive Diseases. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. University of Life Sciences in Lublin Poland
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Published Online: 2015-06-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0081


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.

Keywords : Capillaria plica; dog; diagnosed; treatment


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About the article

Received: 2014-10-29

Revised: 2015-02-02

Accepted: 2015-03-31

Published Online: 2015-06-16

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 3, Pages 563–566, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0081.

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