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A case report of pulmonary tritrichomonosis in a pig

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
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Title
A case report of pulmonary tritrichomonosis in a pig
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1242-x
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Authors

Yuanyuan Shi, Wei Jiang, Zhiyong Ma, Yafeng Qiu

Abstract

Tritrichomonads like porcine Tritrichomonas foetus (previously named Tritrichomonas suis), can commensally live in nasal cavity of pigs, but it is rare to cause pulmonary tritrichomonosis. A 40-day-old piglet was presented for persistent labor breathing and diagnosed with parasite infections in the lung by analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) under microscope. By taking advantage of next-generation sequencing approach, we found 9611 homologous tags belonging to 50 annotated genes of tritrichomonads by analysis of mRNA of the bronchoalveolar lavage with the parasite infection. Furthermore, RT-PCR and DNA sequencing analysis confirmed the presence of the tritrichomonad. Here, we report a case of pulmonary tritrichomonosis in a pig. By taking advantage of next-generation sequencing approach, we found 9611 homologous tags belonging to 50 annotated genes of tritrichomonads by analysis of mRNA of the bronchoalveolar lavage with the parasite infections. Furthermore, RT-PCR and DNA sequencing analysis confirmed the presence of the tritrichomonad. Our results demonstrate that tritrichomonads like porcine Tritrichomonas foetus can cause lung infections of pigs and reveal that next-generation sequencing is potential to identify rare diseases like pulmonary tritrichomonosis in clinical.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 23%
Student > Bachelor 3 23%
Researcher 2 15%
Other 1 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 15%
Psychology 1 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 15%

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#8,263,068
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Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#881
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#216,912
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#73
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