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Type: Artigo
Title: Canine Antibody Response To Lutzomyia Longipalpis Saliva In Endemic Area Of Visceral Leishmaniasis
Author: Batista L.F.S.
Da Matta V.L.R.
Tomokane T.Y.
Pacheco A.D.
Silveira F.T.
Rossi C.N.
Marcondes M.
Laurenti M.D.
Abstract: Introduction: Canine exposure to Lutzomyia longipalpis bites and the potential of Leishmania infantum transmissibility for the vector were evaluated. Methods: Immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-Lu longipalpis saliva and -L. infantum, and blood parasite load were determined in dogs from endemic areas of visceral leishmaniasis. Results: Blood parasitism was similar between symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs. IgG anti-L. infantum was higher in symptomatic dogs, but IgG anti-Lu. longipalpis saliva was mostly observed in higher titers in asymptomatic dogs, indicating vector preference for feeding on asymptomatic dogs. Conclusions: Our data suggest a pivotal role of asymptomatic dogs in L. infantum transmission in endemic areas. © 2016, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical. All rights reserved.
Subject: Anti-lutzomyia Longipalpis Saliva Antibody
Canine Leishmaniasis
Transmissibility
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0360-2015
Address: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84976620533&doi=10.1590%2f0037-8682-0360-2015&partnerID=40&md5=f8deb9e64685e0e5517812c533360373
Date Issue: 2016
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