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Morphological and molecular characterisation of a mixed Cryptosporidium muris/Cryptosporidium felis infection in a cat

FitzGerald, L., Bennett, M.D., Ng, J., Nicholls, P.K., James, F.E., Elliot, A., Slaven, M. and Ryan, U. (2011) Morphological and molecular characterisation of a mixed Cryptosporidium muris/Cryptosporidium felis infection in a cat. Veterinary Parasitology, 175 (1-2). pp. 160-164.

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Abstract

To date Cryptosporidium muris has been identified by microscopy and genotyping in cats in two studies. We report morphological and genetic evidence of a mixed C. muris and C. felis infection in a cat and provide the first histological, immunohistochemical, in situ hybridisation and genetic confirmation of a C. muris infection in the stomach of a cat. The cat suffered persistent diarrhoea after the initial consultation, which remained unresolved, despite several medical interventions. Further studies are required to determine the range, prevalence and clinical impact of Cryptosporidium species infecting cats.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3565
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