Resultado da pesquisa (8)

Termo utilizado na pesquisa Parvovirus

#1 - Lontra longicaudis infected with canine parvovirus and parasitized by Dioctophyma renale, 38(9):1844-1848

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ABSTRACT.- Echenique J.V.Z., Soares M.P., Mascarenhas C.S., Bandarra P.M., Quadros P., Driemeier D. & Schild A.L. 2018. Lontra longicaudis infected with canine parvovirus and parasitized by Dioctophyma renale. [Lontra longicaudis de vida livre infectada por parvovirus canino e parasitada por Dioctophyma renale.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(9):1844-1848. Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Capão do Leão, Pelotas, RS 96010-900, Brazil. E-mail: alschild@terra.com.br This study describes a case of parvovirus infection in a river otter (Lontra longicaudis) assisted at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Wildlife Screening Center, Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Clinical signs included apathy, dark and fetid diarrhea, and crusted lesions on the palmar pads of the fore and hind limbs. The animal died after undergoing support treatment with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and fluid therapy. At necropsy, the intestines were reddened and edematous and the right kidney was diminished by one third of its normal size and covered with whitish, spongy material. A female Dioctophyma renale was found free in the abdominal cavity. Histologically, dilatation of the intestinal crypts and fusion and blunting of the intestinal villi were observed. In addition, moderate, multifocal lymphocytic enteritis with lymphoid depletion in Peyer’s patches and mesenteric lymph nodes were present. Immunohistochemistry with anti-canine parvovirus monoclonal antibody (anti-CPV) was strongly positive in the bone marrow cells and enterocytes of the intestinal crypts, confirming the diagnosis of parvovirus infection. The peritoneum on the right kidney was expanded with a cuboidal cell border, forming multiple papillary projections associated with eggs of D. renale and severe inflammatory infiltrate (giant cells, macrophages, lymphocytes, eosinophils, and plasma cells). Areas of necrosis and mineralization were also observed. Due to fragmentation and degradation of its natural habitat, the otter approached the urban area and was contaminated with the virus, which is hosted and disseminated by domestic animals. Infection with D. renale can be associated with the large population of parasitized domestic animals, which eliminate the helminth eggs through urine, contaminating the environment where the parasite intermediate and paratenic hosts co-inhabit. The diseases of these animals can be a decline factor of wild populations that inhabit the region and are an alert to spillover risk.

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RESUMO.- Echenique J.V.Z., Soares M.P., Mascarenhas C.S., Bandarra P.M., Quadros P., Driemeier D. & Schild A.L. 2018. Lontra longicaudis infected with canine parvovirus and parasitized by Dioctophyma renale. [Lontra longicaudis de vida livre infectada por parvovirus canino e parasitada por Dioctophyma renale.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(9):1844-1848. Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Capão do Leão, Pelotas, RS 96010-900, Brazil. E-mail: alschild@terra.com.br Descreve-se um caso de parvovirose em uma lontra (Lontra longicaudis) enviada ao Núcleo de Reabilitação da Fauna Silvestre e Centro de Triagem de Animais Silvestres da Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. O animal estava debilitado, apático, apresentava diarreia escura e fétida e lesões crostosas nos coxins palmares dos membros torácicos e pélvicos, morrendo após tratamento de suporte com antibiótico, anti-inflamatório e fluidoterapia. Na necropsia os intestinos estavam edematosos e avermelhados e o rim direito estava recoberto de material brancacento e esponjoso, com comprometimento de cerca de um terço do órgão. Foi observado, também, um exemplar de Dioctophyma renale, fêmea, livre na cavidade abdominal. Histologicamente havia fusionamento das vilosidades, dilatação das criptas intestinais com enterite linfocítica moderada multifocal e depleção linfoide nos linfonodos mesentéricos. Na técnica de imuno-histoquímica (IHQ) com anticorpo monoclonal anti-Parvovírus canino (Anti-CPV) houve marcação positiva nos enterócitos da base das vilosidades intestinais e na medula óssea, confirmando o diagnóstico de parvovirose. O peritônio sobre o rim direito estava espessado e revestido por células cuboides, formando múltiplas projeções papilares, nas quais observava-se acentuado infiltrado de células gigantes, macrófagos, linfócitos, eosinófilos e plasmócitos. Entre as projeções papilares havia ovos de Dioctophyma renale, áreas de necrose, calcificação e células gigantes. Conclui-se que a lontra, em função da fragmentação e degradação de seu habitat natural, aproximou-se do centro urbano e contaminou-se com o vírus, o qual é mantido e disseminado por animais domésticos. Por sua vez, a infecção por D. renale pode estar relacionada com a presença de animais domésticos parasitados, os quais eliminam ovos do helminto através da urina contaminando o ambiente, onde coabitam hospedeiros intermediários e paratênicos do parasito. As doenças desses animais podem ser um fator de declínio das populações de animais silvestres e alerta para o risco de spill-over na região.


#2 - Antibodies against canine distemper virus, parvovirus and Ehrlichia spp. in wild captive carnivores in midwestern Brazil, 38(8):1681-1684

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ABSTRACT.- Taques I.I.G.G., Morgado T.O., Braga I.A., Paz R.C.R., Corrêa S.H.R., Fritzen J.T.T., Alfieri A.A. & Aguiar D.M. 2018. Antibodies against canine distemper virus, parvovirus and Ehrlichia spp. in wild captive carnivores in midwestern Brazil. [Anticorpos contra o vírus da cinomose canina, parvovírus e Ehrlichia spp. em carnívoros selvagens cativos no centro-oeste do Brasil.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1681-1684. Laboratório de Virologia e Rickettsioses, Hospital Veterinário, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando Correa da Costa 2637, Boa Esperança, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, MT 78090-900, Brazil. E-mail: danmoura@ufmt.br The occurrence of antibodies against canine distemper virus (CDV), parvovirus and Ehrlichia spp. in wild captive carnivores was evaluated in a zoological park in midwestern Brazil. Serum samples were collected between 2007 and 2014 from 45 carnivores. Antibodies were evaluated by virus neutralization assay for CDV, hemagglutination inhibition test for parvovirus, indirect immunofluorescent and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Ehrlichia spp. Antibodies against CDV and parvovirus were detected in 75% of Canidae and Felidae. Procyonidae were negative for CDV, although one Mustelidae was positive. Two Canidae presented antibodies reactive to E. canis antigens. The high antibodies rates to CDV and parvovirus suggest the contact with both pathogens, however since no clinical history of disease are registered in the Zoo-UFMT, we can presume that carnivores have responded satisfactorily against the antigens. The low serological rates observed against Ehrlichia spp. may be resulted to the low occurrence of ticks among carnivores.

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RESUMO.- Taques I.I.G.G., Morgado T.O., Braga I.A., Paz R.C.R., Corrêa S.H.R., Fritzen J.T.T., Alfieri A.A. & Aguiar D.M. 2018. Antibodies against canine distemper virus, parvovirus and Ehrlichia spp. in wild captive carnivores in midwestern Brazil. [Anticorpos contra o vírus da cinomose canina, parvovírus e Ehrlichia spp. em carnívoros selvagens cativos no centro-oeste do Brasil.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 38(8):1681-1684. Laboratório de Virologia e Rickettsioses, Hospital Veterinário, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando Correa da Costa 2637, Boa Esperança, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, MT 78090-900, Brazil. E-mail: danmoura@ufmt.br A ocorrência de anticorpos contra o vírus da cinomose canina (CDV), parvovírus e Ehrlichia spp. em carnívoros selvagens em cativeiro foi avaliada em um parque zoológico do centro oeste do Brasil. As amostras de soro foram coletadas entre 2007 e 2014 de 45 carnívoros. Os anticorpos foram avaliados por ensaio de neutralização de vírus para CDV, teste de inibição de hemaglutinação para parvovírus, imunofluorescência indireta e ensaio imunoenzimático ligado à enzima para Ehrlichia spp. Anticorpos contra CDV e parvovírus foram detectados em 75% de canídeos e felídeos. Procionídeos foram negativos para CDV, embora um mustelídeo fora positivo. Dois canídeos apresentaram anticorpos reativos aos antígenos de E. canis. As altas taxas de anticorpos para CDV e parvovírus sugerem o contato com ambos os patógenos, entretanto desde que nenhuma história clínica de doença está registrada no Zoo‑UFMT, podemos presumir que os carnívoros têm respondido satisfatoriamente contra os antígenos. As baixas taxas serológicas observadas contra Ehrlichia spp. pode ser resultado da baixa ocorrência de carrapatos entre os carnívoros.


#3 - Outbreak of parvoviral myocarditis in puppies in Brazil

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We describe the epidemiological, clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical aspects of parvoviral myocarditis outbreak in puppies. The outbreak occurred in a kennel located in Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern of Brazil. In a litter of nine pups, one was stillbirth and six died between 35-57 days of age after cardiopulmonary clinical signs with evolution of 10 minutes to three days. Of the six puppies that died, two were sent for necropsy. On gross examination, both animals had discreet pericardial effusion, markedly distended heart, diffuse pallor in epicardial and myocardial surfaces and dilation of the left ventricular cavity. The lungs were observed multifocal reddish areas in the pleural surface and at cutting flowed foamed and slightly red liquid. The liver was diffusely increased in size, with lobular standard accentuation and pale areas interspersed with dark areas wich deepened in the parenchyma. Microscopically observed linfohistiocítica myocarditis, necrotizing, associated with interstitial fibrosis and basophilic intranuclear viral inclusions corpuscles in cardiomyocytes. In the lungs there were edema and interstitial pneumonia and in the liver was noted centrilobular to mediozonal degeneration and necrosis associated with congestion and hemorrhage. The diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The parvoviral myocarditis can occasionally occur in puppies of bitches that have not been effectively vaccinated. This clinical form of the disease characterized by cardiorespiratory changes and hyperacute or acute death of the affected animals.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Descrevem-se os aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos, patológicos e imuno-histoquímicos de um surto de parvovirose cardíaca em filhotes de cães. O surto ocorreu em um canil localizado na cidade de Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, região Nordeste do Brasil. De uma ninhada de nove filhotes, um foi natimorto e seis morreram entre 35-57 dias de idade após apresentarem sinais clínicos cardiorrespiratórios com evolução de 10 minutos a três dias. Dos seis filhotes que morreram, dois foram encaminhados para necropsia. No exame macroscópico, ambos os animais apresentaram discreta efusão pericárdica, coração marcadamente globoso, difusa palidez nas superfícies epicárdica e miocárdica e dilatação da cavidade ventricular esquerda. Nos pulmões, observaram-se áreas multifocais avermelhadas na superfície pleural e ao corte fluía líquido espumoso e levemente avermelhado. O fígado estava difusamente aumentado de tamanho, com acentuação do padrão lobular e com áreas pálidas entremeadas por áreas escuras que, ao corte, se aprofundavam ao parênquima. Microscopicamente observou-se miocardite linfohistiocítica, necrosante, associada a fibrose intersticial e corpúsculos de inclusões virais basofílicos intranucleares em cardiomiócitos. Nos pulmões observou-se pneumonia intersticial e edema, e no fígado notou-se degeneração e necrose centrolobular a mediozonal associada à congestão e hemorragia. O diagnóstico foi confirmado por imuno-histoquímica. A forma miocárdica da parvovirose canina pode ocorrer ocasionalmente em filhotes de cadelas que não foram efetivamente vacinadas. Essa forma clínica da doença caracteriza-se por alterações cardiorrespiratórias e morte hiperaguda ou aguda dos animais afetados.


#4 - Epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of canine parvovirus 2c infection in dogs from southern Brazil

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Canine parvovirus type 2c (CPV-2c) emerged in Europe in the early 2000’s and rapidly spread out worldwide. Clinical and molecular data have demonstrated its circulation in Brazilian dogs, yet detailed descriptions of cases are still lacking. This article describes the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of 24 cases of CPV-2c-associated disease in dogs submitted to veterinary clinics and laboratory diagnosis in southern Brazil (2014-2016). Most affected dogs presented signs/lesions suggestive of parvovirus enteritis: diarrhea, vomiting, hyperemia and hemorrhage of the serous membrane of the small intestine, diffuse segmental granulation, atrophy of the villi, necrosis and fusion of crypts, squamous metaplasia and epithelial syncytia. A number of cases presented features divergent from the classical presentations, including a wide variation in the color of feces (reddish and/or yellowish, light-brownish, orange-brown and brownish), involvement of adults (4/24) and vaccinated dogs (12/24), extensive involvement of the small intestine (8/20) and the presence of pulmonary edema (7/24) and convulsions (3/24). Feces and intestinal fragments submitted to PCR for the CPV-2 VP2 gene and to virus isolation in cell culture yielded positive results in 100% and 58.3% (14/24) of the cases, respectively. Nucleotide sequencing revealed a high nucleotide identity in VP2 (99.4 to 100%) and a consistent mutation at amino acid 426 (asparagine to glutamic acid), considered a signature of CPV-2c. These results confirm the involvement of CPV-2c in the described cases and demonstrate the importance of CPV-2c infection among Brazilian dogs, calling attention of veterinarians to correctly diagnose the disease, mainly considering the frequent atypical presentations.

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O parvovírus canino tipo 2c (CPV-2c) surgiu na Europa no início do ano 2000 e rapidamente se espalhou pelas populações de cães ao redor do mundo. Dados clínicos e moleculares demonstraram a sua circulação em cães brasileiros, porém descrições detalhadas desses casos ainda são escassas. Este artigo descreve os aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos e patológicos de 24 casos de doença gastroentérica associada com a infecção pelo CPV-2c em cães atendidos em clínicas veterinárias e submetidos ao diagnóstico laboratorial no Sul do Brasil (2014-2016). A maioria dos cães afetados apresentaram sinais e/ou lesões sugestivas de enterite por parvovírus: diarreia, vômitos, hiperemia e hemorragia na membrana serosa do intestino delgado, granulação segmentar difusa, atrofia das vilosidades, necrose e fusão de criptas, metaplasia escamosa e sincícios epiteliais. Alguns casos apresentaram características divergentes das apresentações clássicas, incluindo uma grande variação na cor das fezes (avermelhada e/ou amarelada, marrom-claro, marrom-alaranjada ou amarronzada), a participação dos adultos (4/24) e cães vacinados (12/24), um amplo envolvimento do intestino delgado (8/20), a presença de edema pulmonar (7/24) e convulsões (3/24). As fezes e fragmentos intestinais foram submetidos ao teste de PCR para o gene VP2 do CPV-2, e ao isolamento do vírus em cultura de células produziram resultados positivos em 100% e 58,3% (14/24) dos casos, respectivamente. O sequenciamento dos nucleótidos revelou uma alta identidade de nucleótidos na VP2 (99,4-100%) e uma mutação no aminoácido 426 (asparagina para ácido glutâmico), considerada uma assinatura de CPV-2c. Estes resultados confirmam o envolvimento do CPV-2c nos casos descritos e demonstra a importância da infecção pelo CPV-2c entre os cães do Brasil, chamando a atenção de veterinários para diagnosticar corretamente a doença, principalmente considerando-se as apresentações atípicas frequentes.


#5 - Viral type characterization and clinical aspects of canine parvovirus in naturally infected dogs in São Paulo State, Brazil, 36(12):1181-1185

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ABSTRACT.- Monteiro K., Allendorf S.D., Vicente A.F., Appolinário C.M., Peres M.G., Cortez A., Heinemann M.B. & Megid J. 2016. Viral type characterization and clinical aspects of canine parvovirus in naturally infected dogs in São Paulo State, Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 36(12):1181-1185. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Distrito de Rubião Júnior s/n, Botucatu, SP 18618-970, Brazil. E-mail: jane@fmvz.unesp.br Since the first isolation of canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) in late 70’s new virus types as CPV-2a and CPV-2b have been emerged and becoming prevalent in natural canine population and more recently, a third subtype was identified , CPV-2c. The main purpose of this study was to detect and characterize canine parvovirus currently present in Central-West region of São Paulo state, in Brazil. Fecal samples were collected of vaccinated and non-vaccinated dogs, clinically suspected of having CPV infection brought to the Infectious Diseases Service, Veterinary Hospital of FMVZ-UNESP. All samples (n=30) were screening for canine parvovirus through hemagglutination test and those resulting as positive (n=20) were submitted to PCR and the products were subsequently sequenced for subtype characterization. Results were tested for association with age, hematological values, viral hemagglutination titers in the feces, vaccination status and survival. Leukopenia was found in all animals, death occurred in 30% of unvaccinated dogs and in 42% of vaccinated ones. In a total of 20 positive sequenced samples, 18 were classified as CPV-2b, one as CPV-2c, and one as CPV-2a, being CPV2a and CPV2c detected in unvaccinated puppies. Compared to the reference samples amino acid change at position 426 in those circling virus was identified. The study results demonstrate the predominance of CPV-2b and the presence of CPV-2a and CPV-2c in naturally infected, vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs in in São Paulo region.

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RESUMO.- Monteiro K., Allendorf S.D., Vicente A.F., Appolinário C.M., Peres M.G., Cortez A., Heinemann M.B. & Megid J. 2016. Viral type characterization and clinical aspects of canine parvovirus in naturally infected dogs in São Paulo State, Brazil. [Caracterização viral e aspectos clínicos de parvovirose em cães naturalmente infectados no Estado de São Paulo.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 36(12):1181-1185. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Distrito de Rubião Júnior s/n, Botucatu, SP 18618-970, Brazil. E-mail: jane@fmvz.unesp.br Desde o primeiro isolamento do parvovirus canino tipo 2 (CPV-2) no final dos anos 70 novos subtipos virais como CPV-2a e CPV-2b surgiram e foram se tornando prevalentes na população canina; posteriormente um terceiro subtipo foi identificado, CPV- 2-C. O principal objetivo deste estudo foi detectar e caracterizar os subtipos de parvovírus canino atualmente presente na região Centro-Oeste do Estado de São Paulo-Brasil. Amostras de fezes foram coletadas de cães vacinados e não vacinados, atendidos no Serviço de Enfermidades Infecciosas dos Animais, Hospital Veterinário da FMVZ-UNESP, com suspeita clínica parvovirose . Todas as amostras (n = 30) foram submetidas teste de hemaglutinação para parvovirus canino e as positivas (n = 20) submetidas a PCR; os produtos amplificados foram subsequentemente sequenciados para caracterização do subtipo viral. Os resultados foram associados com a idade, os valores hematológicos, os títulos de hemaglutinação viral nas fezes, estado de vacinação e sobrevivência. A leucopenia foi encontrada em todos os animais; Obito foi observado em 30% dos cães não vacinados e 42% dos vacinados. Em um total de 20 amostras positivas sequenciadas, 18 foram classificadas como CPV-2b, uma como CPV-2c, e uma como CPV-2a. CPV 2a e CPV2c foram detectados em filhotes não vacinados. Em comparação com a amostra de referência foi evidenciada uma mudança de aminoácido na posição 426 nas amostras virais circulantes. Os resultados do estudo demonstram a predominância de CPV-2b e a presença de CPV-2a e CPV-2c em cães naturalmente infectados, vacinados e não vacinados na região de São Paulo.


#6 - A phylogenetic study of canine parvovirus type 2c in midwestern Brazil, 33(2):214-218

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ABSTRACT.- Fontana D.S., Rocha P.R.D., Cruz R.A.S., Lopes L.L., Melo A.L.T., Silveira M.M., Aguiar D.M. & Pescador C.A. 2013. A phylogenetic study of canine parvovirus type 2c in midwestern Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 33(2):214-218. Departamento de Clínica Médica Veterinária, Faculdade de Agronomia, Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando Corrêa da Costa 2367, Cuiabá, MT 78069-900, Brazil. E-mail: capescador@ufmt.br Since the late 1970s, canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) has emerged as a causative agent of fatal severe acute hemorrhagic enteritis in dogs. To date, three antigenic types of CPV-2 were described worldwide (CPV-2a/b/c). This study was conducted to determine the variants of CPV-2 circulating in dogs from the Cuiabá Municipality in Midwestern Brazil. Out of 50 fecal samples, collected between 2009 and 2011, 27 tested positive for CPV-2. A 583 bp fragment of the VP2 gene was amplified by PCR, 13 representative samples were analyzed further by DNA sequencing. All strains were characterized as CPV-2c, displayed a low genetic variability although observed several amino acid substitution. These findings indicated that CPV-2c has been circulating in dogs from the Cuiabá Municipality in Midwestern Brazil.

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RESUMO.- Fontana D.S., Rocha P.R.D., Cruz R.A.S., Lopes L.L., Melo A.L.T., Silveira M.M., Aguiar D.M. & Pescador C.A. 2013. A phylogenetic study of canine parvovirus type 2c in midwestern Brazil. [Estudo filogenético do parvovírus canino tipo 2c no Centro-Oeste do Brasil.] Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 33(2):214-218. Departamento de Clínica Médica Veterinária, Faculdade de Agronomia, Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Av. Fernando Corrêa da Costa 2367, Cuiabá, MT 78069-900, Brazil. E-mail: capescador@ufmt.br Desde o final dos anos de 1970, o parvovírus canino tipo 2 (CPV-2) tem emergido como agente de severa e fatal enterite hemorrágica, principalmente em cães com idade inferior a seis meses. Três variantes antigênicas de CPV-2 foram descritas mundialmente (CPV-2a/b/c). O objetivo do estudo foi determinar a presença do CPV-2 e suas variantes circulantes em cães no Município de Cuiabá, Centro-oeste, Brasil. Das 50 amostras fecais, coletadas entre 2009 e 2011, 27 foram positivas para CPV-2 na PCR, sendo 13 analisadas pelo sequenciamento de um fragmento de 583 pares de base do gene VP2. Todas as cepas foram caracterizadas como CPV-2c e apresentaram baixa variabilidade genética. Estes achados indicaram que o CPV-2c está circulando na população canina do Município de Cuiabá, Região Centro-Oeste do Brasil.


#7 - Análise imuno-histoquímica de cães naturalmente infectados pelo parvovírus canino, p.131-136

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Abstract.- Oliveira E.C., Pescador C.A., Sonne L., Pavarini S.P., Santos A.S., Corbellini L.G. & Driemeier D. 2009. [Immunohistochemical analysis of dogs infected naturally by canine parvovirus.] Análise imuno-histoquímica de cães naturalmente infectados pelo parvovírus canino. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 29(2):131-136. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Ninety-six dogs with gross lesions suggestive of canine parvovirus infection were selected and necropsied in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, between March 2005 and November 2006. The main gross lesions were enlargement of the Peyer’s patches in the small intestine and hyperemia in the intestinal mucosa and serosa. Microscopically, the small intestine showed necrotizing enteritis in 77% (74/96) of the dogs examined. However, in 17.7% of the histological evaluation in the small intestine were damaged due to autolytic changes making it difficult to obtain an appropriate interpretation. The immunohistochemistry test was performed in tissues of small intestine, mesenteric lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, tonsils, tongue, and bone marrow in all the 96 selected cases. Parvovirus antigen was detected in 91.6% (88/96) of the dogs necropsied. The best result of the IHC test was seen in samples of small intestine which was positive in 77% (74/96) of the cases. The statistical analysis (Fisher test) showed a weak association between intestinal autolysis and positive result of the IHC test. The chance of the autolysed intestine showing a positive result in the immunohistochemistry test was 0.33 less (OR=0.33, 95% CI:0.10-1.17) when compared with small intestine not autolysed.

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Abstract.- Oliveira E.C., Pescador C.A., Sonne L., Pavarini S.P., Santos A.S., Corbellini L.G. & Driemeier D. 2009. [Immunohistochemical analysis of dogs infected naturally by canine parvovirus.] Análise imuno-histoquímica de cães naturalmente infectados pelo parvovírus canino. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 29(2):131-136. Setor de Patologia Veterinária, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Ninety-six dogs with gross lesions suggestive of canine parvovirus infection were selected and necropsied in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, between March 2005 and November 2006. The main gross lesions were enlargement of the Peyer’s patches in the small intestine and hyperemia in the intestinal mucosa and serosa. Microscopically, the small intestine showed necrotizing enteritis in 77% (74/96) of the dogs examined. However, in 17.7% of the histological evaluation in the small intestine were damaged due to autolytic changes making it difficult to obtain an appropriate interpretation. The immunohistochemistry test was performed in tissues of small intestine, mesenteric lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, tonsils, tongue, and bone marrow in all the 96 selected cases. Parvovirus antigen was detected in 91.6% (88/96) of the dogs necropsied. The best result of the IHC test was seen in samples of small intestine which was positive in 77% (74/96) of the cases. The statistical analysis (Fisher test) showed a weak association between intestinal autolysis and positive result of the IHC test. The chance of the autolysed intestine showing a positive result in the immunohistochemistry test was 0.33 less (OR=0.33, 95% CI:0.10-1.17) when compared with small intestine not autolysed.


#8 - Co-infection by porcine circovirus type 2 and porcine parvovirus in aborted fetuses and stillborn piglets in southern Brazil, p.425-429

Abstract in English:

Abstract.- Pescador C.A., Bandarra P.M., Castro L.A., Antoniassi N.A.B., Ravazollo, A.P., Sonne L. Cruz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2007. Co-infection by porcine circovirus type 2 and porcine parvovirus in aborted fetuses and stillborn piglets in southern Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 27(10):425-429. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Porcine circovirus types 1 and 2 (PCV1, PCV2) and porcine parvovirus (PPV) are widespread in pig populations around the world. Nevertheless, only PCV2 has been associated with different clinical syndromes, thus representing a major problem to the pig industry. The association of cases of swine abortions and stillborns with PCV1 and PCV2 and PPV was studied retrospectively (2005-2007). Additional pathogens were also investigated in lesioned fetuses. The studied litters included stillborn piglets and several mummified fetuses of varied sizes. Ventricular dilatation, myocardial pale areas, and mesocolic edema were the gross lesions. Escherichia coli was detected as co-infecting with PCV2 the cases in which mesocolic edema was seen. Microscopic lesions included non-suppurative myocarditis, myocardial necrosis and fibrosis, mineralization foci and intranuclear inclusion bodies in cardiomyocytes, and interstitial mononuclear pneumonia. Samples from 7 (5.78 per cent) of 121 aborted fetuses and stillborn piglets had lesions consistent with a viral cause and showed both positive anti-PCV2 immunostaining as well as PCV2-PCR. In samples from 3 (2.47 per cent) of these 7 fetuses, co-infection with PPV was confirmed by Nested-PCR. Both viruses were detected in fetuses at different stages of gestation. Viral antigens of PCV2 were detected by immunohistochemistry mainly in macrophages and myocytes. PCV1 individually was not detected in any of these affected fetuses, but it was associated with PCV2 and/or PPV in some of them. These findings indicate that PCV2 alone or in association with PPV should be kept in mind when investigating causes of infectious abortion in pigs in Brazil.

Abstract in Portuguese:

Abstract.- Pescador C.A., Bandarra P.M., Castro L.A., Antoniassi N.A.B., Ravazollo, A.P., Sonne L. Cruz C.E.F. & Driemeier D. 2007. Co-infection by porcine circovirus type 2 and porcine parvovirus in aborted fetuses and stillborn piglets in southern Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 27(10):425-429. Departamento de Patologia Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9090, Porto Alegre, RS 91540-000, Brazil. E-mail: davetpat@ufrgs.br Porcine circovirus types 1 and 2 (PCV1, PCV2) and porcine parvovirus (PPV) are widespread in pig populations around the world. Nevertheless, only PCV2 has been associated with different clinical syndromes, thus representing a major problem to the pig industry. The association of cases of swine abortions and stillborns with PCV1 and PCV2 and PPV was studied retrospectively (2005-2007). Additional pathogens were also investigated in lesioned fetuses. The studied litters included stillborn piglets and several mummified fetuses of varied sizes. Ventricular dilatation, myocardial pale areas, and mesocolic edema were the gross lesions. Escherichia coli was detected as co-infecting with PCV2 the cases in which mesocolic edema was seen. Microscopic lesions included non-suppurative myocarditis, myocardial necrosis and fibrosis, mineralization foci and intranuclear inclusion bodies in cardiomyocytes, and interstitial mononuclear pneumonia. Samples from 7 (5.78 per cent) of 121 aborted fetuses and stillborn piglets had lesions consistent with a viral cause and showed both positive anti-PCV2 immunostaining as well as PCV2-PCR. In samples from 3 (2.47 per cent) of these 7 fetuses, co-infection with PPV was confirmed by Nested-PCR. Both viruses were detected in fetuses at different stages of gestation. Viral antigens of PCV2 were detected by immunohistochemistry mainly in macrophages and myocytes. PCV1 individually was not detected in any of these affected fetuses, but it was associated with PCV2 and/or PPV in some of them. These findings indicate that PCV2 alone or in association with PPV should be kept in mind when investigating causes of infectious abortion in pigs in Brazil.


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