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Title: Detection of Toxolasma gondii in captive wild felids.
Authors: Ruangrat Buddhirongawatr
Siriporn Tungsudjai
Kridsada Chaichoune
Charoonluk Sangloung
Nitipan Tantawiwattananon
Rassameepen Phonaknguen
Yaowalark Sukthana
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2006
Citation: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health. Vol.37 Suppl 3, (2006), 15-17
Abstract: Toxoplasma gondii can infect all species of warm-blooded animals, including humans, and causes serious diseases in immunocompromized hosts. Live tachyzoites derived from serial passage in HeLa culture were used in the Sabin-Feldman dye test for detection of Toxoplasma gondii antibody in serum samples of 21 captive wild felids including one fishing cat (Prion nailurus viverrina), one leopard (Panthera pardus), two flat-headed cats (Prion nailurus planiceps), 6 tigers (Panthera tigris), two leopard cats (Felis bengalensis), two clouded leopards (Felis nebulosa), 3 pumas (Puma concolor), and 4 jungle cats (Felis chaus). Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were founded in 9 of 21 felids (42.8%). This study revealed that cell culture-derived tachyzoites can be used successfully as a source of live organisms in a gold standard Sabin-Feldman dye test, which is simpler, cheaper and less ethically sensitive than in vivo inoculation.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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