Hemorrhagic disease in dogs infected with an unclassified intraendothelial piroplasm
in southern Brazil.
The lymphocytes were having koch's blue bodies and piroplasm
Even higher levels of parasitization by canine piroplasm
Giemsa's-stained blood films contained Theileria piroplasms
, including comma and signet-ring with diameter of 0.
In an attempt to identify subclinical carriers of this piroplasm
, blood samples from the reindeer's mother and another nonrelated calf from the herd were collected and tested by reverse line blot, but test results for both animals were negative.
Phylogenetic relationships of human and wildlife piroplasm
isolates in the western United States inferred from the 18S nuclear small subunit RNA gene.
ricinus with this piroplasm
therefore implies zoonotic relevance of this vector-pathogen association in Switzerland and possibly in other parts of Europe.
in Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain): a comparison of PCR-based and light microscopy detection.
A review of nucleic-acid-based diagnostic tests for Babesia and Theileria, with emphasis on bovine piroplasms
Within few days the parasite also infects red blood cells (RBCs) giving rise to piroplasms
that are detectable in thin blood films stained with Giemsa or Field stain under oil immersion lens of the microscope.
Concurrent infestation of buffalo calves with Ctenocephalides felis strongylusand piroplasms
The advent of the DNA-based diagnostic techniques such as PCR allowed the detection of piroplasms
at low parasitemia.
Microscopic observation of blood smears revealed the presence of piroplasms
(pear-shaped double quadrifora) in erythrocytes (photo 1).
New data on epizootiology and genetics of piroplasms
based on sequences of small ribosomal subunit and cytochrome b genes.
All Babesia organisms are tick-transmitted intraerythrocytic parasites that are collectively called piroplasms
as a result of their pear-shaped figures within red blood cells (pirum is Latin for pear and plasma is Greek for something formed).