Toward diagnosing Leishmania infantum infection in asymptomatic dogs in an area where leishmaniasis is endemic.

@article{Otranto2009TowardDL,
  title={Toward diagnosing Leishmania infantum infection in asymptomatic dogs in an area where leishmaniasis is endemic.},
  author={Domenico Otranto and Paola Paradies and Donato de Caprariis and Dorothee Stanneck and Gabriella Testini and Felix W. Grimm and Peter Deplazes and Gioia Capelli},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          337-43
        }
}
The most frequently used diagnostic methods were compared in a longitudinal survey with Leishmania infantum-infected asymptomatic dogs from an area of Italy where leishmaniasis is endemic. In February and March 2005, 845 asymptomatic dogs were tested by an immunofluorescence antibody test (IFAT), a dipstick assay (DS), and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for L. infantum and by IFAT for Ehrlichia canis. Dogs seronegative for L. infantum were further parasitologically evaluated by… CONTINUE READING

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