Isolation of Helicobacter felis from Dogs in Italy

  • G. Cattoli
  • R. Zanoni
  • C. Benazzi
  • L. Della Salda
  • A. Serraino
  • V. Sanguinetti

Abstract

Spiral shaped organisms in the stomachs of dogs and cats were first described by Rappin in 1881. Ever since Helicobacter pylori was identified in man and its relationship with gastric pathology established, the spiral gastric microbial flora of these house pets has been studied with renewed interest. Data about histological and ultrastructural observations are available in the literature. Nevertheless isolation of spiral shaped organisms from the canine and feline gastric mucosa are rare with the exception of the report by Lee et al. 1 and the subsequent description of Helicobacter felis by Paster et al. 3.

Keywords

Nalidixic Acid Bacterial Overgrowth Sheep Blood Agar Transmission Electron Microscopy Examination Axial Filament 
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    Phillips M.W., and Lee A. (1983) Appl.Environ.Microbiol., 45, 675–683.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Cattoli
    • 1
  • R. Zanoni
    • 1
  • C. Benazzi
    • 1
  • L. Della Salda
    • 1
  • A. Serraino
    • 1
  • V. Sanguinetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal PathologyUniversity of BolognaOzzano Emilia (BO)Italy

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