Reference : Whole Blood and Tissue Fungal DNA Quantification in the Diagnosis of Canine Sino-Nasa...
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8512
Whole Blood and Tissue Fungal DNA Quantification in the Diagnosis of Canine Sino-Nasal Aspergillosis
English
Peeters, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Clinique des petits animaux >]
Peters, I. R. [> > > >]
Helps, C. R. [> > > >]
Dehard, Sandrine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires > Technologie des denrées alimentaires >]
Day, M. J. [> > > >]
Clercx, Cécile mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Pathologie médicale des petits animaux >]
2008
Veterinary Microbiology
128
1-2
194-203
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0378-1135
[en] Various combinations of tests are used to confirm the diagnosis of canine sino-nasal aspergillosis (SNA) because false-positive and false-negative results can occur with each test. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate whether detection of fungal DNA in blood and nasal tissue samples was of value in the clinical diagnosis of this disease. Four groups were included in the study (dogs with SNA, lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis or nasal neoplasia, and control animals). Real-time PCR assays detecting DNA from all Penicillium and Aspergillus species (PenAsp assay) or species-specific DNA from A. fumigatus, A. terreus, A. flavus and A. niger were applied to whole blood and nasal tissue samples. Results obtained by PCR were compared between the groups. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values (PPV and NPV) for fungal DNA detection were compared with those for alternative diagnostic procedures including histopathology, serology and fungal culture. Significantly more fungal DNA was detected by the PenAsp assay in tissue biopsies from dogs with SNA than in the three other groups. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV for this method were 1.00, 0.06, 0.32 and 1.00. A. fumigatus DNA was detected in seven tissue biopsies from dogs with SNA and in one biopsy from a dog with a nasal tumour. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV for this diagnostic test were 0.50, 0.97, 0.87 and 0.82. No significant difference was found between the groups with respect to the amount of DNA detected in blood by the PenAsp assay. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV for this method were 0.71, 0.24, 0.31 and 0.64. A. fumigatus DNA was detected in the blood of three dogs with SNA and sixteen dogs without SNA. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV for this diagnostic tool were 0.21, 0.45, 0.15 and 0.54. Detection of A. fumigatus DNA in nasal tissue had the highest specificity, PPV and NPV but sensitivity of this method was low. Detection of fungal DNA in whole blood was of no value in the diagnosis of SNA.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8512
10.1016/j.vetmic.2007.09.017

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