First report of Rangelia vitalii infection (canine rangeliosis) in Argentina.

  title={First report of Rangelia vitalii infection (canine rangeliosis) in Argentina.},
  author={Diego Fernando Eiras and Mar{\'i}a Bel{\'e}n Craviotto and Gad Baneth and Gast{\'o}n Mor{\'e}},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  volume={63 5},
A 12-year old mixed breed neutered bitch from Misiones, Argentina, was presented with a history of fever and epistaxis. Blood, bone marrow, and lymph node samples were collected for hematology and cytology. Mild regenerative anemia was recorded and large, round, poorly stained piroplasms (>2.5 μm) were found within erythrocytes in blood and lymph node smears. Nested PCR-RFLP on blood and bone marrow samples was positive for piroplasm DNA. The 18S rRNA gene of piroplasms was targeted. A… CONTINUE READING
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