Leishmaniasis in dogs

Marco Victor Hermeto mvh at unix.horizontes.com.br
Thu Jun 27 07:50:00 BRT 1996

> From: Thomas E. Quaka <104242.3312 at compuserve.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <leish-l at bdt.org.br>
> Subject: Leishmaniasis in dogs
> Date: Terça-feira, 25 de Junho de 1996 10:57
> I stumbled across this list while searching the Internet for information
> Leishmaniasis. I have a dog who was diagnosed one year ago with visceral
> Leishmania. The dog came from Italy. The diagnosis was made after
> the organisms from a bone marrow aspirate as well as serology performed
> the CDC in Atlanta. At the time the dog was in renal failure. I was
> with a veterinarian from Michigan State University. We began treating
> dog with Allopurinol. After several months the Leishmania titer
> and no organisms could be found in the bone marrow. However, the titer
> gradually risen and we are now considering a combination therapy of
> Allopurinol and an antimonial. I would appreciate it, if anyone could
> me some information on this disease or its treatment in dogs. From my
> understanding, it is incurable in dogs, and if so, I question trying
> combination therapy. If you could offer me or my univerisity
> some literature or a contact that could give some advice or direction I
> would greatly appreciate it. I know this is "just a dog," but he is a
> special member of my family and I will do whatever I can to either cure
> or help him live with this disease. Thank you very much.
> Debra Quaka, DDS

	Dr. Genaro may have some important information about treatment of LV in
dogs. You can send a message to: genaro at sagui.icb.ufmg.br.

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