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Leishmania (Viannia) spp. dissemination and tissue tropism in naturally infected dogs (Canis familiaris)

First evidence is presented for Leishmania (Viannia) spp. dissemination and tissue tropism in the domestic dog. Using PCR and histology, parasites were detected in the conjunctiva, lung, lymph nodes and ovaries of 2 naturally infected Peruvian dogs. The detection of parasites in the blood indicates that parasite dissemination to those organs may have been haematogenous.

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Reithinger, R., Lambson, B. E., Barker, D. C., Counihan, H., Espinoza, C. J., González, J. S., & Davies, C. R. (2002). Leishmania (Viannia) spp. dissemination and tissue tropism in naturally infected dogs (Canis familiaris). Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96(1), 76-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(02)90249-X