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Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in a dog: identifying the causative agent using PCR


Kirtz, G; Meli, M; Leidinger, E; Ludwig, P; Thum, D; Czettel, B; Kölbl, S; Lutz, H (2005). Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in a dog: identifying the causative agent using PCR. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 46(6):300-303.

Abstract

A diagnosis of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed in a two-year-old male golden retriever displaying few clinical and haematological abnormalities. This was achieved by demonstrating ehrlichial organisms in circulating neutrophils, by indirect immunofluorescence assay using A phagocytophilum as an antigen, and by detecting DNA specific for the 16S rRNA gene of granulocytic Anaplasma by PCR. After treatment with doxycycline for 10 days the dog showed improvement and the laboratory values returned to normal.

A diagnosis of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection was confirmed in a two-year-old male golden retriever displaying few clinical and haematological abnormalities. This was achieved by demonstrating ehrlichial organisms in circulating neutrophils, by indirect immunofluorescence assay using A phagocytophilum as an antigen, and by detecting DNA specific for the 16S rRNA gene of granulocytic Anaplasma by PCR. After treatment with doxycycline for 10 days the dog showed improvement and the laboratory values returned to normal.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:11 Aug 2008 12:50
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:25
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0022-4510
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1748-5827.2005.tb00325.x
PubMed ID:15971902
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3058

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