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- Reis, Levi Eduardo Soares, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Parasitology research 2018 v.117 no.10 pp. 3341-3346
- DNA; Leishmania infantum; blood; blood sampling; diagnostic techniques; dogs; epidemiological studies; hosts; parasites; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; spleen; tissues; veterinary clinics; visceral leishmaniasis
- ... Dogs are important hosts and reservoirs of leishmaniasis, a disease caused by protozoan parasites from the genus Leishmania, affecting ~12 million people worldwide. The detection of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in dogs by real-time PCR (qPCR) may improve on diagnosis, but the different qPCR methods available for Leishmania DNA detection have not been established as routine in diagnostic tools and/o ...