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Background: Feline leishmaniosis is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by Leishmania spp. Leishmania infection in dogs is prevalent in the Mediterranean basin, but in other animals, such as cats, it could also play a role in the epidemiology of the disease. Information on the geographical...

Author(s)
Alcover, M. M.; Basurco, A.; Fernandez, A.; Riera, C.; Fisa, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Verde, M.; Garrido, A. M.; Ruíz, H.; Yzuel, A.; Villanueva-Saz, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2021, 14, 178, pp (25 March 2021)
Abstract

Feline lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis (FLPCR) is a rare disease with an unclear pathogenesis characterized by lymphoplasmacytic (LPC) inflammation and progressive tissue destruction. Aims were to evaluate specific FLPCR clinical and pathological features to gain insights into disease pathogenesis....

Author(s)
Roccabianca, P.; Turchetto, S.; Ferrari, N.; Romeo, C.; Bonacini, S.; Mortellaro, C. M.; Godizzi, F.; Tecilla, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2021, 234,
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Background: Leishmania infection in cats is being increasingly reported in endemic areas. Nevertheless, only a few clinical cases have been described in cats, and even fewer have provided information on the response to treatment and a proper follow-up. Here we report a case of feline leishmaniosis...

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Brianti, E.; Celi, N.; Napoli, E.; Abbate, J. M.; Arfuso, F.; Gaglio, G.; Iatta, R.; Giannetto, S.; Gramiccia, M.; Otranto, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 121, pp (26 March 2019)
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Objectives: Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an immune-mediated disease initiated by feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection. To date, the only proven route of transmission is the faecal-oral route, but a possible localisation of FCoV in the reproductive tract of tom cats is of concern, owing to...

Author(s)
Stranieri, A.; Probo, M.; Pisu, M. C.; Fioletti, A.; Meazzi, S.; Gelain, M. E.; Bonsembiante, F.; Lauzi, S.; Paltrinieri, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 2, pp 178-185
Abstract

Background: Feline leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is considered a rare disease in endemic areas, whereas subclinical infections are common. Immune response plays a key role in driving the course of L. infantum infection in other host species; however, the feline cell-mediated immune...

Author(s)
Priolo, V.; Martínez-Orellana, P.; Pennisi, M. G.; Masucci, M.; Prandi, D.; Ippolito, D.; Bruno, F.; Castelli, G.; Solano-Gallego, L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 133, pp (26 March 2019)
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Case series summary: This was a retrospective study on the clinical features and response to treatment in seven cats with feline hyperaesthesia syndrome (FHS) and tail mutilation. FHS is a poorly understood disorder characterised by skin rippling over the dorsal lumbar area, episodes of jumping and ...

Author(s)
Batle, P. A.; Rusbridge, C.; Nuttall, T.; Heath, S.; Marioni-Henry, K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 2, pp 178-185
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Background: Feline infectious agent studies are lacking in Cyprus. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and risk factors for various feline infectious agents, including feline vector-borne pathogens (FVBP), in cats from Cyprus. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive, multicentre ...

Author(s)
Attipa, C.; Papasouliotis, K.; Solano-Gallego, L.; Baneth, G.; Nachum-Biala, Y.; Sarvani, E.; Knowles, T. G.; Mengi, S.; Morris, D.; Helps, C.; Tasker, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, 130, pp (13 March 2017)
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This study aimed to investigate the Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)/Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection prevalence among looking healthy stray cats in Western Turkey by serologic and molecular-based tests. A total of 1008 blood samples from the stray cats were used in this study. All samples ...

Author(s)
Muz, D.; Can, H.; Karakavuk, M.; Döskaya, M.; Özdemir, H. G.; Degirmenci Döskaya, A.; Atalay Sahar, E.; Pektas, B.; Karakus, M.; Töz, S.; Özbel, Y.; Gürüz, A. Y.; Muz, M. N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2021, 78,
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The aim of the study was to identify peptides within the polyprotein (Pp) 1 ab that are differentially recognised by cats with either enteric or systemic disease following infection with feline coronavirus. Overlapping 12-mer peptides (n=28,426) across the entire Pp1ab were arrayed on peptide chips ...

Author(s)
Chernyavtseva, A.; Cave, N. J.; Munday, J. S.; Dunowska, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Virology, 2019, 532, pp 88-96
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) is enzootic in many areas of the world and quite prevalent in southern European countries. Although dogs are the main host of the parasite, cats may also be infected, and the prevalence of feline dirofilariosis is associated with the respective prevalence of canine...

Author(s)
Diakou, A.; Soubasis, N.; Chochlios, T.; Oikonomidis, I. L.; Tselekis, D.; Koutinas, C.; Karaiosif, R.; Psaralexi, E.; Tsouloufi, T. K.; Brellou, G.; Kritsepi-Konstantinou, M.; Rallis, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2019, 118, 2, pp 677-682

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