Presencia de Histoplasma capsulatum en Heces de Palomas Mensajeras y de Castilla en la Ciudad de Lima, Per

Translated title of the contribution: Presence of histoplasma capsulatum in faeces of homing pigeons and rock pigeons in lima, Peru

Arias G. Yurie, Siever Miguel Morales Cauti, Villacaqui A. Eglinton

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Abstract

The fungus Histoplasma capsulatum is the causative agent of histoplasmosis, disease of public health importance. The aim of this study was to determine its presence in faeces of domestic pigeons (Columba livia) in the city of Lima, Peru. Faecal samples (n=245) were collected, processed and cultivated in Sabouraud agar at 37 and 28 °C for 2 to 4 weeks approximately. The colonies were identified by macroscopic and microscopic characteristics. Only 0.41% (1/245) of samples were positive to H. capsulatum, while the beta-pert (@Risk) stochastic simulation showed a minimum prevalence of 0.369% and a maximum prevalence of 0.451%.

Translated title of the contributionPresence of histoplasma capsulatum in faeces of homing pigeons and rock pigeons in lima, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)636-641
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Distribución de la prevalencia del hongoHistoplasmacapsulatum por distribución estocástica beta-pert (@Risk) en muestras de heces de palomas de Castilla y palo-mas mensajeras (n=245) en la ciudad de Lima, Perú (2015) morfológicas se realizaron pruebas adiciona-les (tinta china, prueba de urea) para identifi-car la especie. Cuando la colonia presentó crecimiento tipo moho, se hizo una impronta con cinta adhesiva sobre una lámina portaobjetos que contenía una gota de lactofenol, y se observó en el microscopio a 40X y a 100X para observar la presencia de un conidióforo que permita identificar la es-pecie.

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