Experimental lymphoedema in dogs infected with Brugia spp.

4 de julho de 2020

Linfedema experimental em cães infectados com Brugia spp.

Autores

Schacher, J. F., Sulahian, A., Edeson, J. F. B.

Abstract

Lymphoedema has been produced in the hind legs of 4 dogs infected with 60-600 larvae of Brugia malayi. In one dog the larvae were simply injected subcutaneously on the dorsum of the foot. In 2 dogs lymphangiography was also done, which may have injured the lymphatics. In the fourth dog, the ileo-pelvic abdomino-aortic lymph nodes had been excised 9 months before the inoculation of the larvae. The oedema began about 3 months after inoculation of larvae and has persisted for over a month. In one dog, which was autopsied, the lymphatic trunks were dilated and cord-like and they showed cystic occlusions; the relevant lymph nodes were enlarged and surrounded by fibrous tissue. F. Hawking.

Organism descriptor(s)

BrugiaBrugia malayidogsNematoda

Descriptor(s)

animal parasitic nematodesexperimental infectionhelminthoseshelminthshuman diseasesinfectionslarvaelymph nodeslymphatic systemnematode infectionsoedemaparasitesparasitoses

Identifier(s)

animal-parasitic nematodes, edema, experimental transmission, nematode parasites of animals, nematodes, nematodes of animals, parasitic diseases, parasitic infestations, parasitic worms, parasitosis, Secernentea, Spirurida

Broader term(s)

OnchocercidaeRhabditidaChromadoriaChromadoreaNematodainvertebratesanimalseukaryotesBrugiaCanisCanidaeFissipedacarnivoresmammalsvertebratesChordata

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