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First molecular identification of Babesia gibsoni in dogs from Slovakia, central Europe.

Víchová, Bronislava; Horská, Mária; Blaňarová, Lucia; Švihran, Milan; Andersson, Martin LU and Peťko, Branislav (2016) In Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 7(1). p.54-59
Abstract
Canine babesiosis is a severe and potentially life threatening infection. In Europe, Babesia canis is considered to be the most common species responsible for the disease. We report two cases of babesiosis caused by Babesia gibsoni. The polymerase chain reaction, restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and further sequencing of 18S rRNA gene fragments from blood samples of both dogs revealed the identity of isolates with B. gibsoni genotypes from other dogs worldwide. This species was previously not known to infect dogs in Slovakia. It is resistant to traditional anti-babesial therapy. Therefore, correct diagnosis is crucial for the successful treatment, especially in dogs with hemolytic anemia and febrile conditions.
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Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
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7
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54 - 59
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  • pmid:26304014
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1877-9603
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10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.08.004
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English
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  abstract     = {Canine babesiosis is a severe and potentially life threatening infection. In Europe, Babesia canis is considered to be the most common species responsible for the disease. We report two cases of babesiosis caused by Babesia gibsoni. The polymerase chain reaction, restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and further sequencing of 18S rRNA gene fragments from blood samples of both dogs revealed the identity of isolates with B. gibsoni genotypes from other dogs worldwide. This species was previously not known to infect dogs in Slovakia. It is resistant to traditional anti-babesial therapy. Therefore, correct diagnosis is crucial for the successful treatment, especially in dogs with hemolytic anemia and febrile conditions.},
  author       = {Víchová, Bronislava and Horská, Mária and Blaňarová, Lucia and Švihran, Milan and Andersson, Martin and Peťko, Branislav},
  issn         = {1877-9603},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {54--59},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases},
  title        = {First molecular identification of Babesia gibsoni in dogs from Slovakia, central Europe.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.08.004},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2016},
}