Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 45-48

Platynosomum fastosum infection in two cats in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State Brazil

, Anaa, Anaa, AnaEcco, RoseleneS. Lima, WalterM. C. Guedes, Roberto

This report describes two cases of cat infection by Platynosomum fastosum in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In case1, a female shorthair presented at necropsy high infestation by this fluke and had macroscopic and histopathological lesions related to P. fastosum. In case 2, a female shorthair was submitted at necropsy and didn´t showed significant lesions. At Histopathological exam of liver there were a few biliary ducts with flukes with the same  characteristics of case 1. In both cases the diagnosis of P. fastosum was based on morphological appearance this fluke at histological exam. Additionally , in case 1 a parasitological analysis was performed . To authors knowledge this is the first report of P. fastosum in the city of Belo Horizonte and emphasizes the importance of this agent to be considered in the differentials related to cholangitis in cats.

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