2020
DOI: 10.1590/1678-4162-11177
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Microfilaremia by Cercopithifilaria bainae in a dog from the central western region of Brazil: case report

Abstract: Cercopithifilaria bainae is a nematode belonging to the family Onchocercidae that parasitizes the subcutaneous tissue of dogs. Its transmission occurs through the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and its geographical distribution overlaps that of this vector. The present study reports the detection of microfilaremia by C. bainae in an eight-year-old male dog that presented anorexia, hyperthermia, motor incoordination, mydriasis, a nodule in the left testicle and concomitant infection by Ehrlichia sp. Blood sample… Show more

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“…Recently, a case of microfilaremia by another filarid, Cercopithifilaria bainae (C. bainae), had also been reported in this city (TUTIJA et al, 2020). However, as with D. immitis and Acanthocheilonema reconditum (A. reconditum), the clinical and epidemiological importance of these filarides in the region is still unclear.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Recently, a case of microfilaremia by another filarid, Cercopithifilaria bainae (C. bainae), had also been reported in this city (TUTIJA et al, 2020). However, as with D. immitis and Acanthocheilonema reconditum (A. reconditum), the clinical and epidemiological importance of these filarides in the region is still unclear.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%