Characterization of stages of Hepatozoon americanum and of parasitized canine host cells.

@article{Cummings2005CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of stages of Hepatozoon americanum and of parasitized canine host cells.},
  author={Connie A Cummings and Roger J. Panciera and Katherine M. Kocan and Judy S. Mathew and Sidney A Ewing},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={788-96}
}
American canine hepatozoonosis is caused by Hepatozoon americanum, a protozoan parasite, the definitive host of which is the tick, Amblyomma maculatum. Infection of the dog follows ingestion of ticks that harbor sporulated H. americanum oocysts. Following penetration of the intestinal mucosa, sporozoites are disseminated systemically and give rise to extensive asexual multiplication in cells located predominantly in striated muscle. The parasitized canine cells in "onion skin" cysts and in… CONTINUE READING