Use of crude, FML and rK39 antigens in ELISA to detect anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies in Felis catus.

@article{Neto2011UseOC,
  title={Use of crude, FML and rK39 antigens in ELISA to detect anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies in Felis catus.},
  author={Luiz da Silveira Neto and Ludmila Silva Vicente Sobrinho and Camille Oliveira Martins and Ros{\^a}ngela Zacarias Machado and Mary Marcondes and Val{\'e}ria Marçal Felix de Lima},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={177 3-4},
  pages={
          374-7
        }
}
Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi and represents a serious public health problem. The dog is the main urban reservoir of the disease; however, investigations regarding the occurrence and epidemiological importance of leishmaniasis in cats have recently been initiated. This study aimed to detect cats seropositive for Leishmania spp. using different antigens. Additional studies were performed using sera from cats with Toxoplasma gondii (n=15) to… CONTINUE READING

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