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Anemia description in Babesia spp. infected dogs

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dc.contributor.author Mălăncuș, Răzvan
dc.contributor.author Pavel, Geta
dc.contributor.author Condrea, Mihai
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-07T07:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-07T07:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Mălăncuș, Răzvan, Geta Pavel, Mihai Condrea. 2017. "Anemia description in Babesia spp. infected dogs". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 60 (1): 81-86. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1134
dc.description.abstract Babesiosis is a tick-borne malaria-like illness caused by species of the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia. Infection in dogs may occur by tick transmission, direct transmission via blood transfer from dog bites, blood transfusions or transplacental transmission. The most common mode of transmission is by tick bite, as the Babesia parasite uses the tick as a reservoir. The study was undertaken between 2015-2017 in Physiology and Pathophysiology laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Iasi on 21 dogs of different breeds and age. Babesia infected dogs represented 4,3% of the total number of investigated blood samples. Due to Babesia spp. affinity for erythrocytes, anemia is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in babesiosis, being observed in 11 patients (52,4%). Direct action of parasites on erythrocytes by producing toxins or indirectly by stimulating an autoimmune response leads to destruction of red blood cells in large numbers according to the degree of parasitemia. The average value of erythrocytes, hemoglobin and hematocrit are inversely proportional to the expressed parasitemia by the studied individuals. As previous studies have shown before, in Babesia spp. infected dogs, anemia is accompanied by monocytosis. The increase in monocyte counts correlates to the leukocyte proliferation found in babesiosis. Monocytosis certifies the chronic evolution of the disease and the autoimmune character induced by the development of the parasitic stages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Babesia spp. en_US
dc.subject dogs en_US
dc.subject anemia en_US
dc.title Anemia description in Babesia spp. infected dogs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Răzvan Mălăncuș, Geta Pavel, Mihai Condrea, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” Iași, 8 Mihail Sadoveanu Alley
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 60
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2017
dc.startingPage 81
dc.endingPage 86
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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