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Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in Barbary striped grass mice (Lemniscomys barbarus)


Kitz, Sarah; Grimm, F; Wenger, Sandra; Hatt, Jean-Michel; Kipar, Anja; Hetzel, Udo (2018). Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in Barbary striped grass mice (Lemniscomys barbarus). Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 160(6):394-400.

Abstract

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an obligate intracellular mi- crosporidian parasite that commonly induces subclinical infections in rabbits, but occurs also in a range of other species, including various rodents, carnivores, humans and birds. The present report describes encephalitozoonosis in a group of captive Barbary striped grass mice (Lemniscomys barbarus) in a zoo collection. The aetiology was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and PCR with subsequent sequencing. The source of infection is not known.

Abstract

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an obligate intracellular mi- crosporidian parasite that commonly induces subclinical infections in rabbits, but occurs also in a range of other species, including various rodents, carnivores, humans and birds. The present report describes encephalitozoonosis in a group of captive Barbary striped grass mice (Lemniscomys barbarus) in a zoo collection. The aetiology was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and PCR with subsequent sequencing. The source of infection is not known.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Parasitology

05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Veterinary
Uncontrolled Keywords:Barbary striped grass mice (Lemniscomys barbarus), Berber-Streifengrasmäuse (Lemniscomys barbarus), Encephalitozoonosis, Enzephalitozoonose, Mikrosporidien, microsporidia
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:23 Jul 2018 16:21
Last Modified:08 Apr 2020 23:43
Publisher:Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte
ISSN:0036-7281
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.17236/sat00166
PubMed ID:29905163

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