Real-time PCR-based prevalence study, infection follow-up and molecular characterization of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas.

@article{Wengi2008RealtimePP,
  title={Real-time PCR-based prevalence study, infection follow-up and molecular characterization of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas.},
  author={Nicole Wengi and Barbara Willi and F S Boretti and Valentino Cattori and Barbara Riond and Marina L Meli and Claudia E. Reusch and H. -M. Lutz and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={126 1-3},
  pages={132-41}
}
Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) have been reported in several mammalian species including dogs. Infections may lead to hemolytic anemia, but investigations in the dog had been hampered by the lack of adequate diagnostic methods. Only recently sensitive PCR-based assays were reported for the two canine hemoplasmas, Mycoplasma haemocanis and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum. By applying these assays, 15.4% of 460 dogs from the south of France tested hemoplasma positive. It was… CONTINUE READING