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Title: Detecção de anticorpos para Paracoccidioides brasiliensis em cavalos da região norte do Estado do Paraná
Other Titles: Detection of antibodies to Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in horses from northern Region of Parana State
Authors: Corte, Andreia Correa
Itano, Eiko Nakagawa
Freire, Roberta Lemos
Camargo, Zoilo Pires de [UNIFESP]
Ono, Mario Augusto
Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2009
Publisher: Univ Estadual Londrina
Citation: Semina-ciencias Agrarias. Londrina: Univ Estadual Londrina, v. 30, n. 2, p. 441-446, 2009.
Abstract: Paracoccidioidomycosis, caused by the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, is the most prevalent human systemic mycosis in Latin America. Paracoccidioidomycosis affects mainly male rural workers, causing granulomatous lesions in organs such as lungs, liver and spleen. The participation of other animal species in the fungus eco-epiderniology in not well understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the infection by P. brasiliensis in horses from the Northern Region of Parana State. The serum samples from 100 horses were assayed by ELISA and Immunodiffusion test, using gp43 and exoantigen as antigens, respectively. A seropositivity of 30% was observed by ELISA test, although all samples were negative by immunodiffusion test. These results suggest that horses can be indicator of fungus presence in the ambient.
ISSN: 1676-546X
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