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Title: Feline thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda in Portugal
Authors: Soares, Carla 
Sousa, Sérgio Ramalho 
Anastácio, Sofia 
Matias, Maria Goreti 
Marquês, Inês 
Mascarenhas, Salvador 
Vieira, Maria João 
Carvalho, Luís Madeira de 
Otranto, Domenico 
Keywords: Thelazia callipaeda; Cats; Portugal; Europe
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: SOARES, Carla [et. al] - Feline thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda in Portugal. "Veterinary Parasitology". ISSN 0304-4017. Vol. 196 Nº. 3-4 (2013) p. 528-531
Serial title, monograph or event: Veterinary Parasitology
Volume: 196
Issue: 3-4
Abstract: Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) is a nematode that lives in the conjunctival sac of domestic and wild carnivores, rabbits and humans causing mild to severe symptoms (e.g., conjunctivitis, lacrimation, epiphora, blepharospasm, keratitis and even corneal ulceration) in infected animals. This report describes an autochthonous case of thelaziosis in a cat from the central region of Portugal, representing the most occidental record of thelaziosis in Europe. Adult nematodes recovered from alive animal were morphological identified as T. callipaeda. A portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (cox 1) from nematode specimens was amplified by PCR. Cox1 sequences of all specimens were identical to T. callipaeda haplotype 1. Additionally to these findings, a recent description of thelaziosis in the northern region of Portugal suggests that T. callipaeda has successfully established in Portugal.
ISSN: 0304-4017
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.03.029
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FFUC- Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
I&D CEFarmacêuticos - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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