Reports of leptospirosis-associated, immune-mediated manifestations ranging from mononeuritis and Guillain-Barrelike syndromes to postinfectious autoimmune epilepsy (3,15) raise the question of whether Leptospira
infections might precipitate or aggravate autoimmunity.
Although, not as prevalent as PCV2 and PPV, we observed that 22% of samples were positive for Leptospira
Aseptic meningitis caused by Leptospira
spp diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction.
Distribution of Leptospira
interrogans by Multispacer Sequence Typing in Urban Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus): A Survey in France in 2011-2013.
Several studies have found it to be 100 percent sensitive and specific to Leptospira
antibodies, which can confirm the diagnosis of leptospirosis, and the results are on a par with the sophisticated laboratory testing procedures.
Several recent studies have examined the demographic profile of seropositive dogs for Leptospira
spp., but results are ambiguous (29).
Isolation of Leptospira
was performed using 5-fluorouracil-containing Ellinghausen-McCullough-Johnson-Harris (EMJH) medium (Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey) with 5% rabbit serum (Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts).
In recent years, with the advent of next-generation sequencing techniques, several pan-genomic studies have been conducted for the Leptospira
In this study, we attempted to determine the genetic relatedness of pathogenic Leptospira
isolated from rats and environments in Sarawak, Malaysia.
species are prevalent among Louisiana wildlife.