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Encephalitozoon cuniculi infects a wide variety of domestic and wild mammalian species including humans. Although the infection status has been studied in laboratory and pet rabbits worldwide, there is shortage of information regarding the disease in Iran. In the present study, the occurrence of...

Author(s)
Sadeghi-Dehkordi, Z.; Norouzi, E.; Rezaeian, H.; Nourian, A.; Noaman, V.; Sazmand, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2019, 65, pp 37-40
Abstract

Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are frequently reared for meat production in China. The aim of this study was to assess the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Encephalitozoon cuniculi, and risk factors of infection in domestic rabbits raised in Henan province, central China. 1,213 serum...

Author(s)
Wang Shuai; Yao ZhiJun; Li LingJuan; Pan YaoQian; Li PengJu; Nan XiaoXu; Xie Qing; Zhang ZhenChao
Publisher
EDP Sciences S.A., Les Ulis Cedex A, France
Citation
Parasite, 2018, 25, pp 9
AbstractFull Text

Encephalitozoon cuniculi was first recognized as the disease agent in rabbits in 1922. The genotype of E. cuniculi isolated from laboratory rabbits with the neurologic disease was described as genotype I. In the eye, this parasite causes damage to the lens, causing phacoclastic uveitis and...

Author(s)
Ozkan, O.; Karagoz, A.; Kocak, N.; Alcıgır, M. E.
Publisher
Kafkas Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, Kars, Turkey
Citation
Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 2018, 24, 4, pp 607-611
Abstract

Encephalitozoonosis is a common infectious disease widely spread among rabbits. Its causative agent, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, is considered as a zoonotic and emerging pathogen capable of infecting both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts, including humans. In rabbits, clinical signs...

Author(s)
Jeklová, E.; Levá, L.; Kummer, V.; Jekl, V.; Faldyna, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 11, pp 988
Abstract

The expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL) -4 and IL-10, as well as apoptosis and nitric oxide (NO) levels were measured in the brain and kidneys of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed New Zealand White rabbits infected with Encephalitozoon cuniculi. All of the animals had...

Author(s)
Nevárez-Garza, A. M.; Castillo-Velázquez, U.; Soto-Domínguez, A.; Montes-de-Oca-Luna, R.; Zamora-Ávila, D. E.; Wong-González, A.; Rodríguez-Tovar, L. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 2018, 81, pp 235-243
Abstract

Many reports have been published on the suspected vertical transmission of Encephalitozoon cuniculi; however, prior to 2003, these reports were based on circumstantial evidence, such as histopathological, immunohistochemical, or serological diagnosis of the infection. In 2003, vertical transmission ...

Author(s)
Ozkan, O.; Karagoz, A.; Kocak, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Shannon, Irish Republic
Citation
Parasitology International, 2019, 71, pp 1-4
Abstract

Morphological lesions in kidneys and brain are all too often considered diagnostic for confirmation of encephalitozoonosis in rabbits. The current study evaluated the diagnostic value of histology versus other etiological tests, including immunohistochemistry and real-time polymerase chain reaction ...

Author(s)
Leipig, M.; Matiasek, K.; Rinder, H.; Emrich, D. J. D.; Baiker, K.; Hermanns, W.
Publisher
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Davis, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2013, 25, 1, pp 16-26
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi antibodies in healthy and diseased rabbits in Germany. Age and gender dependencies were taken into consideration. The sensitivity of the E. cuniculi antibody test and its relevance for the diagnosis of E. cuniculi...

Author(s)
Hein, J.; Flock, U.; Sauter-Louis, C.; Hartmann, K.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 174, 14, pp 350
AbstractFull Text

The aim of present study was to report spontaneous Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) infection in rabbits and Encephalitozoon intestinalis (E. intestinalis) infection in cattle in Mosul city - Iraq. Fecal samples were collected randomly from 142 rabbits and 115 cattle during the period from...

Author(s)
Al-Mahmood, S. S.; Al-Sadi, H. I.
Publisher
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
Citation
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2015, 29, 1/2, pp 19-26
Abstract

Background: Encephalitozoon cuniculi is an opportunistic microsporidian parasite that can affect a number of different species of mammalian animals and humans. The parasite can pose also threat for rabbits even though it causes several sporadic and asymptomatic infections. Infection of eyes is...

Author(s)
Özkan, Ö.; Alcıgır, M. E.
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Resources Provision and Journal Improvement, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 2018, 13, 2, pp 301-309

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