"Paracoccidioidomycosis-infection" Survey in Brazilian Captive primates (Cebus apella)

Authors

  • Elizabeth Oliveira da Costa Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP
  • Liliam Stephani Munaô Diniz Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP
  • Celeste Fava Neto Laboratório Lavoisier, São Paulo, SP
  • Celina Arruda Laboratório Lavoisier
  • Maria Lúcia Zaidan Dagli Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1992.51950

Keywords:

Mycoses (paracoccidioidomycosis), Paracoccidioidomycosis, South-America blastomycosis Primates

Abstract

The aim of this study was to verify the possible occurrence of paracoccidioidomycosis-infection in animals that belong to the Order Primates, once they are phylogenetically closest to the only naturally susceptible host of the disease, the human being. This research was essayed using paracoccidioidin delayed hypersensitivity test in 33 Cebus apella, "weeping-capuchin". Paracoccidioidin positive skin reactions were detected at a rate of 33.33%. The humoral immunological response was detected by complement fixation test in 10% of the performed sera. Histological examinations of the intradermic test biopsies showed the presence of focal or nodular dermatitis deep in the dermis, prevailing the polymorphonuclear neutrophils both at 24 and 48 hours after inoculation, with oedema, congestion, and mild vasculitis. The results obtained in this study indicated that Cebidae are susceptible to natural "paracoccidioidomycosis - infection" and are suitable to be used in epidemiological surveys.

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Published

1992-06-01

How to Cite

Costa, E. O. da, Diniz, L. S. M., Fava Neto, C., Arruda, C., & Dagli, M. L. Z. (1992). "Paracoccidioidomycosis-infection" Survey in Brazilian Captive primates (Cebus apella). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 29(1), 39-44. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1992.51950

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PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE

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