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.
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.
El Hepatozoon canis fue descrito por primera vez en la India, en 1905, como agente causal de una enfermedad poco especifica, caracterizada por anemia y letargia (1, 2).
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).
Sin embargo, esta especie no se encuentra afectando perros en el pais, siendo el Hepatozoon canis el agente causante de hepatozoonosis en el Brasil (Macintire et al.
ovale es vector biologico de Hepatozoon canis, transmision que fue reportada por primera vez experimentalmente en perros de areas rurales en Rio de Janeiro, Brasil [7].
5-5 mg/kg Babesiosis deep IM (or) Oxytetracycline 10-20 mg/kg IV q 24 hours for 3 days (or) Doxycycline 10 mg/kg orally q 24 hours for 28 days Anaplasmosis Doxycycline 5 mg/kg orally q 12 hours for 2 weeks Hepatozoon canis Diminazene aceturate 3.
Por sus habitos alimenticios, causa molestia, irritacion, perdida de sangre y desempena un papel fundamental como vector de agentes virales, bacterianos y protozoarios hemotropicos causantes de diversas enfermedades (Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Hepatozoon canis, Babesia canis, Mycoplasma canis) [2,11].
Blood examination revealed Hepatozoon canis along with neutrophilia (81%), lymphocytes (18%), monocytes (1%) and haemoglobin (8%).