+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Glomerulonephritis in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) naturally infected by Fasciola hepatica

Glomerulonephritis in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) naturally infected by Fasciola hepatica

Veterinary Parasitology 123(1-2): 83-91

Glomerulonephritis caused by Fasciola hepatica was observed in buffaloes. Renal biopsies of 20 buffaloes, 11 with F. hepatica and 9 uninfected buffaloes (controls), were examined by light microscopy, direct and indirect immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemical analysis. The biopsies of seven (63.6%) infected buffaloes revealed membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, three biopsies (27.3%) showed mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis, and one kidney presented normal biopsy specimens. In the control group, seven buffaloes (77.8%) presented normal biopsy specimens, while two (22.2%) revealed glomerulonephritis-one with a membranoproliferative pattern, and the other with a mesangioproliferative pattern-with extensive inflammatory cell infiltrate. Our conclusion is that glomerulopathy is associated with fascioliasis and that buffaloes are suitable as a naturally existing experimental model of renal injury by circulating immune complexes.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 004177987

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 15265573

DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2004.06.011

Related references

Fasciola hepatica in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Marica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science 38(1/6): 42-43, 2001

Prevalence and monthly parasitic charge of Fasciola hepatica in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Revista Cientifica, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia 11(3): 194-198, 2001

Serological responses to Neospora caninum in experimentally and naturally infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Veterinary Parasitology 129(1-2): 21-24, 2005

Morphological studies of the sarcocyst of Sarcocystis levinei of the naturally infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Indian Veterinary Journal 64(11): 915-917, 1987

Studies on the morphology of sarcocysts of sarcocystis fusiformis obtained from naturally infected water buffaloes bubalus bubalis. Indian Veterinary Journal 65(3): 196-199, 1988

Fasciola hepatica in water-buffalo (Bubalus bubalis, var. bubalis--Linneu, 1758) in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1970

Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed tissues from naturally infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from Brazil. Veterinary Parasitology 124(3-4): 139-150, 2004

Improvement in the diagnosis of Brucella abortus infections in naturally infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) using an ELISA with a Protein-G-based indicator system. Tropical Animal Health and Production 43(8): 1493-1499, 2011

Clinical and haematological study on water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) and crossbred cattle naturally infected with Theileria annulata in Sharkia province, Egypt. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 2(3): 168-171, 2011

Evidence of Fasciola spp. resistance to albendazole, triclabendazole and bromofenofos in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Annals of Parasitology 61(4): 283-289, 2015

Pathology of naturally occurring paratuberculosis in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Veterinary Pathology 43(4): 455-462, 2006

Fasciola gigantica and Fasciola hepatica infections of the Vietnamese swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis): prevalence and histopathology. Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 150(7): 645-650, 1999

Naturally occurring atherosclerotic lesions and ageing changes in the aorta of Indian water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin 25A(3): 231-240, 1978