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CORREA RESTREPO, Clemencia. THE DIAGNOSTIC AID IS IMPORTANT: A CASE OF Hepatozoon spp.. Biosalud [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.2, pp.121-126. ISSN 1657-9550.

Hepatozoon canis is a protozoan transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus that mainly affects domestic dogs, but that has been reported in cats, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, leopards, foxes and even in men. It has been recognized in southern Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America, where its presence has been reported in Brazil and Venezuela. The report of a case of a canine from the Department of La Guajira is done presenting a history of anorexia, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and tick infestation that was diagnosed by the presence of Hepatozoon spp. gametocytes in a peripheral blood smear plus IgG antibodies for Ehrlichia canis.

Keywords : Hepatozoon spp.; dogs; Ehrlichia canis.

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