Pneumocystis Infection in Goat Kids in Uganda

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X
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Pneumocystis pneumonia was identified in two female (cases 1 and 2) and a male (case 3) Boer cross goat kids aged 3 months on a farm in Uganda. This was fatal in cases 1 and 2, with symptoms of coughing. Severe infestation with Haemonchus contortus was found in the euthanized case 3. Histology revealed numerous Pneumocystis organisms in cases 1 and 2, but fewer in case 3. Although macrophages reactive to the organisms were observed in all cases, the lung lesions were not infiltrated with lymphocytes in cases 1 and 2. Polymerase chain reaction analysis for Pneumocystis DNA identified five genetic clones in case 1. This diversity may be due to repeated infection from other goats, and may also be associated with selective pressure from the innate immune system activated by mild Haemonchus infestation in young kids.

作成者 KONDO Hiroshi MUSOKE Godfrey SSEKIWUNGA Herman HATAMA Shinichi ISHIKAWA Yoshiharu KADOTA Koichi


genetic variation

Haemonchus contortus

公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 349
終了ページ 353
DOI 10.6090/jarq.48.349
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng