Microsporidiosis in Vertebrate Companion Exotic Animals
AbstractVeterinarians caring for companion animals may encounter microsporidia in various host species, and diagnosis and treatment of these fungal organisms can be particularly challenging. Fourteen microsporidial species have been reported to infect humans and some of them are zoonotic; however, to date, direct zoonotic transmission is difficult to document versus transit through the digestive tract. In this context, summarizing information available about microsporidiosis of companion exotic animals is relevant due to the proximity of these animals to their owners. Diagnostic modalities and therapeutic challenges are reviewed by taxa. Further studies are needed to better assess risks associated with animal microsporidia for immunosuppressed owners and to improve detection and treatment of infected companion animals. View Full-Text
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Vergneau-Grosset, C.; Larrat, S. Microsporidiosis in Vertebrate Companion Exotic Animals. J. Fungi 2016, 2, 3.
Vergneau-Grosset C, Larrat S. Microsporidiosis in Vertebrate Companion Exotic Animals. Journal of Fungi. 2016; 2(1):3.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vergneau-Grosset, Claire; Larrat, Sylvain. 2016. "Microsporidiosis in Vertebrate Companion Exotic Animals." J. Fungi 2, no. 1: 3.
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