Parasitology Research

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 83–85 | Cite as

The first report of Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae) in domestic cats from São Paulo state, Brazil

  • Regina Raquel Perez
  • Adriano Stefani Rubini
  • Lucia Helena O’Dwyer
Original Paper


Hepatozoon sp. was diagnosed in three naturally infected cats from São Paulo state, Brazil. The first animal was admitted to the veterinary clinic with renal failure. During the hematological examination, gamonts of Hepatozoon sp. were observed within polymorphonuclear cells. Another two cats, which lived in the same house as the first cat, were also positive for this hemoparasite. This is the first report of a Hepatozoon sp. infection in domestic cats from Brazil.


Creatine Kinase Canis Felis Monocytic Leukemia Veterinary Clinic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regina Raquel Perez
    • 1
  • Adriano Stefani Rubini
    • 1
  • Lucia Helena O’Dwyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de BiociênciasUNESPSão PauloBrazil

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