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]
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Hepatozoon species are parasites from the phylum of Apicomplexa with a definitive host (a blood-sucking invertebrate) and an intermediate host (a vertebrate) (1-3).
gallinae tambien transfiere enfermedades debido a que es vector de patogenos bacterianos como Salmonella enteritidis, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Pasteurella multocida, Borrelia anserina, Coxiella burnetii, Escherichia coli , Shigella, Staphylococcus, Francisella, Yersinia, Listeria, Rickettsia, espiroquetas y virus productores de varicela, Newcastle, pullorosis, tifosis aviar, colera aviar y virus de la encefalitis de San Luis, asi como parasitos como Hepatozoon sp (4, 20).
Parasitological and molecular features of the Hepatozoon species in the myocardium of Japanese Martens (Martes melampus melampus).
Atypical clinical presentation of coinfection with Ehrlichia, Babesia and Hepatozoon species in a dog.
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.
The parasites isolated from all individuals closely matched species from the genera Hemolivia and Hepatozoon, which occur in other reptile species.
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.
canis vogeli and Hepatozoon canis in dogs in a village of Eastern Sudan by using a screening PCR and sequencing methodologies," Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, vol.