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FERNANDO A. PAOLICCHI ; SILVIA L. MUNDO ;Revista Argentina de Microbiología 2012, 44 3

Autor: LILIANA R. GILARDONI

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Revista Argentina de Microbiología ISSN: 0325-7541 ram@aam.org.ar Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Argentina GILARDONI, LILIANA R.; PAOLICCHI, FERNANDO A.; MUNDO, SILVIA L. Bovine paratuberculosis: a review of the advantages and disadvantages of different diagnostic tests Revista Argentina de Microbiología, vol.
44, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2012, pp.
201-215 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Buenos Aires, Argentina Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=213025111013 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 0325-7541 Diagnosis of bovine paratuberculosis ACTUALIZACIÓN 201 Revista Argentina de Microbiología (2012) 44: 201-215 Bovine paratuberculosis: a review of the advantages and disadvantages of different diagnostic tests LILIANA R.
GILARDONI 1, 2, FERNANDO A.
PAOLICCHI 3*, SILVIA L.
MUNDO1 1 Cátedra de Inmunología, 2Cátedra de Semiología - Medicina I, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Buenos Aires; 3Laboratorio de Bacteriología, EEA-INTA.
Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina. *Correspondence.
E-mail: fpaolicchi@balcarce.inta.gov.ar ABSTRACT Paratuberculosis (PTB), or Johne’s disease, is a chronic infectious granulomatous enteritis of ruminants, caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map).
It is characterized by diarrhea and progressive cachexia, which may cause the death of the animal.
Calves are the most susceptible to infection.
Infected animals excrete Map mainly by the feces.
PTB is endemic worldwide, with high prevalence levels, strong economic impact and public health relevance because of its possible association with Crohn’s disease.
Although the current reference diagnostic test is identification of Map in the bacterial culture, th...





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