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Clinicopathologic diagnosis of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in an Angora cat.

PMID: 21950216 (view PubMed database entry)

Oğuz Kul, Hasan Tarik Atmaca, Ahmet Deniz, Cenk Süer,

This report deals with a case of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a 2 year-old female Angora cat. Cutaneous lesions were characterized by prescapular ulcers and hyperemic nodules in the skin of the inguinal and dorsosacral regions. A skin biopsy sample was collected from the lesioned area and processed for histopathologic examination and immunoperoxidase test using Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum specific antibodies. Toxoplasma gondii immunopositive reactions were detected in keratinocytes and dermal macrophages while no immunoreactivity was detected for N. caninum. The case of cutaneous toxoplasmosis was further confirmed by PCR analysis using T. gondii B1 gene-specific primers. In conclusion, we report the first case of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in Angora cats.

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr (Berliner und Munchener tierarztliche Wochenschrift)
[2011, 124(9-10):386-389]

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