Alveolar hydatid disease (Echinococcus multilocularis) in the liver of a Canadian dog in British Columbia, a newly endemic region.

Peregrine, Andrew S; Jenkins, Emily J; Barnes, Brian; Johnson, Shannon; Polley, Lydden; Barker, Ian K; De Wolf, Bradley; Gottstein, Bruno (2012). Alveolar hydatid disease (Echinococcus multilocularis) in the liver of a Canadian dog in British Columbia, a newly endemic region. Canadian veterinary journal - Revue vétérinaire canadienne, 53(8), pp. 870-874. Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

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An adult dog that lived in central British Columbia was examined because of a history of lethargy and vomiting. Histology, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination of a hepatic mass confirmed the presence of an alveolar hydatid cyst, the first description of Echinococcus multilocularis in British Columbia. We provide recommendations for case management and remind practitioners in endemic areas of western Canada that dogs can serve as definitive and, rarely, intermediate hosts for E. multilocularis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0008-5286

Publisher:

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2015 16:10

Last Modified:

28 Apr 2015 09:51

PubMed ID:

23372195

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63080

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