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Volume 62, Issue 1

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Lethal Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in a Hungarian dog

Tibor Benda / Ágnes Csivincsik / Csaba Nemes
  • National Food Chain Safety Office, Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate Kaposvár, Cseri út 18, H-7400 Kaposvár, Hungary
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/ Janka Turbók
  • National Food Chain Safety Office, Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate Kaposvár, Cseri út 18, H-7400 Kaposvár, Hungary
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/ Attila Zsolnai / Erika Simonyai
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/ Gábor Majoros
  • Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University, István u. 2, H-1078 Budapest, Hungary
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Published Online: 2016-12-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0027

Abstract

During post-mortem examination of lungs and heart of a 7-month-old female French bulldog, 158 worms were collected from the lung vessels and they proved Angiostrongylus vasorum by their morphological and genetic identification by PCR. The histopathological investigation found a multifocal interstitial inflammation characterized by numerous lymphocytes and a smaller number of plasma cells and eosinophils whilst L1 stage larvae could be seen inside dilated alveoli. We suggested a lethal angiostrongylosis supposed to lead to a fatal effect. Our report attracts attention to the presence of the nematode A. vasorum as causative agent of canine cardiopulmonary disorder in the south-western region of Hungary.

Keywords: Angiostrongylus vasorum; dog; Hungary

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About the article

Received: 2016-04-14

Revised: 2016-08-05

Accepted: 2016-09-29

Published Online: 2016-12-28

Published in Print: 2017-03-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 221–224, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0027.

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