Advantages of real-time PCR assay for diagnosis and monitoring of canine leishmaniosis.

  title={Advantages of real-time PCR assay for diagnosis and monitoring of canine leishmaniosis.},
  author={Olga Francino and Laura Altet and Elisenda S{\'a}nchez-Robert and Alejandro Jimenez Rodriguez and Laia Solano-Gallego and Jordi Alberola and Llu{\'i}s Ferrer and Armand S{\'a}nchez and Xavier Juanola Roura},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={137 3-4},
The aim of the present study is to highlight the advantages of real-time quantitative PCR intended to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of canine leishmaniosis. Diagnosis of canine leishmaniosis is extremely challenging, especially in endemic areas, due to the diverse and non-specific clinical manifestations, and due to the high seroprevalence rate in sub-clinical dogs. Veterinarian clinicians are usually confronted with cases that are compatible with the disease, and with several diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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