Hepatozoon


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Hepatozoon

(hep'ă-tō-zō'on),
A genus of coccidian parasites (family Haemogregarinidae), in which schizogony occurs in the visceral organs, gametogony in the leukocytes or erythrocytes of vertebrate animals, and sporogony in certain ticks and other blood-sucking invertebrates. Hepatozoon canis occurs in dogs, cats, jackals, and hyenas, but is most pathogenic in dogs, in which it may cause serious disease and death; other species affected include rats, mice, rabbits, and squirrels.
[hepato- + G. zōon, animal]

Hepatozoon

a genus of protozoan parasites in the family Haemogregarinidae.

Hepatozoon canis
found in dogs and other canines and in cats, in circulating leukocytes and bone marrow cells. Transmitted by the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Causes intermittent fever, anemia, loss of weight, splenomegaly and posterior paralysis, but many infected animals are clinically normal.
Hepatozoon cuniculi
occurs in rabbits.
Hepatozoon griseisciuri
occurs in gray squirrels.
Hepatozoon muris
occurs in rats and transmitted by rat mites.
Hepatozoon musculi
found in white mice.
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En algunos casos tambien pudieron identificarse otros microorganismos como Erlichia canis y Hepatozoon canis, los cuales presentan similar sintomatologia que la LV.
Es conocida como la garrapata marron del perro ya que es el mas comun ectoparasito de los caninos domesticos, ocasionalmente parasita otros huespedes, incluidos los humanos [8]; a cuyo entorno urbano esta bien adaptada [31], es vector de agentes patogenos, como Babesia canis, Ehrlichia canis, Rickettsia conorii [8]; Babesia vogeli, Hepatozoon canis y Rickettsia rickettsii, a traves de los cuales pueden causar enfermedades con manifestaciones clinicas, desde anemia, abscesos de piel [16].
Instead of being transmitted by the bite of a tick infected with Hepatozoon americanum, infections occur when a dog ingests either an infected tick or infected intermediate host such as a rabbit.
Vector-borne pathogens in dogs from Costa Rica: first molecular description of Babesia vogeli and Hepatozoon canis infections with a high prevalence of monocytic ehrlichiosis and the manifestations of co-infection.
phagocytophilum + Hepatozoon canis infected dogs n=3] were numerically insufficient (totally n=10) for statistical evaluation, therefore left out of inclusion criteria for intragroup comparison.
THE DIAGNOSTIC AID IS IMPORTANT: A CASE OF Hepatozoon spp.
Ehrlichia canis (canine monocytic ehrlichiosis), Anaplasma phagocytophilum (canine granulocytic ehrlichiosis), Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Hepatozoon canis (Hepatozoonosis), Babesia canis (canine babesiosis), Babesia gibsoni (canine babesiosis), Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm disease), Leishmania tropica (canine leishmaniosis) and Dipylidium caninum (intermediate host) (Soulsby, 1982).
Otros parasitos observados pertenecieron a los generos de Plasmodium (4,4%), Trypanosoma (3,5%), Hepatozoon (3,5%) y Haemoproteus (3,2%).
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