First report of fungal Sporothrix schenckii complex isolation from feline with possible zoonotic transmission in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil: Case report

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25551

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Sporotrichosis; Subcutaneous ringworm; Zoonosis.

Abstract

Feline sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous, infectious, and contagious mycosis, with zoonotic characteristics. Until now there are no reports on the isolation of Sporothrix sp. in cats in the state of Pará. The present work aimed to isolate Sporothrix spp. from a cat with possible zoonotic involvement in the city of Belém, Pará. Through the active search for suspected cases of sporotrichosis, carried out by members of the Center for the Control of Zoonoses of Belém (CCZ, Belém) the suspicion of the disease in a feline was reported, with probable transmission to its owner. Clinical evaluation was performed, and biological material was collected from the animal for identifying the agent. Microscopic evaluation of the collected sample and microbial culture confirmed the presence of Sporothrix sp. in the sample. This study is the first to report the microbiological isolation of Sporothrix sp. in a cat in the metropolitan region of Belém, Pará, with possible zoonotic transmission. This indicates a probable underreporting of cases, an unknowing regarding the reality of health conditions and the need for more accurate and comprehensive evaluation of sporotrichosis in this region.

Author Biographies

Barbara Wilka Leal Silva, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Marcelino Antônio Costa Maués, Centro de Controle de Zoonoses

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine at Zoonoses Control Center of Belém, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Pedro Henrique Marques Barrozo, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Jacqueline da Silva Brito, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the Federal Rural University of the Amazon (ISPA/UFRA), Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Caio Cezar Nogueira de Souza, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

student of veterinary medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Marcely Karen Santos do Rosário, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Caroliny do Socorro Brito Santos, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Alzira Alcantara Mendes Queiroz Neta, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Fernanda Monik Silva Martins, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Graduate Program in Residency in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Leonildo Bento Galiza da Silva, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Lívia Medeiros Neves Casseb, Instituto Evandro Chagas

Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil. Doctor’s degree in pathology of tropical diseases.

Andréa Maria Góes Negrão, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Serology, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

Mylenna de Cássia Neves Guimarães, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Serology, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Alexandre do Rosário Casseb, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Serology, Institute of Animal Production and Health of the UFRA, Belém, Pará, Brazil.

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24/01/2022

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SILVA, B. W. L. .; MAUÉS, M. A. C. .; BARROZO, P. H. M. .; BRITO, J. da S. .; SOUZA, C. C. N. de .; ROSÁRIO, M. K. S. do .; SANTOS, C. do S. B. .; QUEIROZ NETA, A. A. M. .; MARTINS, F. M. S. .; SILVA, L. B. G. da .; CASSEB, L. M. N. .; NEGRÃO, A. M. G. .; GUIMARÃES, M. de C. N. .; CRUZ, A. V. da; CASSEB, A. do R. . First report of fungal Sporothrix schenckii complex isolation from feline with possible zoonotic transmission in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil: Case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e26311225551, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25551. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25551. Acesso em: 30 may. 2024.

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Agrarian and Biological Sciences