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World J Exp Med. Aug 20, 2015; 5(3): 160-163
Published online Aug 20, 2015. doi: 10.5493/wjem.v5.i3.160
Eurytrematosis: An emerging and neglected disease in South Brazil
Claiton Ismael Schwertz, Neuber Jose Lucca, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva, Piotr Baska, Gustavo Bonetto, Mateus Eloir Gabriel, Fábio Centofanti, Ricardo Evandro Mendes
Claiton Ismael Schwertz, Neuber Jose Lucca, Gustavo Bonetto, Mateus Eloir Gabriel, Ricardo Evandro Mendes, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Instituto Federal Catarinense - Campus Concórdia, Concórdia SC 89700-000, Brazil
Aleksandro Schafer da Silva, Department of Animal Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Chapecó SC 89809-000, Brazil
Fábio Centofanti, Merial Animal Health, Campinas SP 13091-908, Brazil
Piotr Baska, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Author contributions: Schwertz CI contributed in all aspects to prepare the paper; Lucca NJ wrote the paper; da Silva AS contributed with reagents and analytic tools; Baska P designed and performed research; Bonetto G wrote the paper; Gabriel ME performed research; Centofanti F designed research; Mendes RE contributed in all aspects to prepare the paper.
Supported by A grant from Instituto Federal Catarinense (IFC), Edital 444/2014 and 455/2014 PROEX/IFC, and from National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), No. 468602/2014-3.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We declare no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Ricardo Evandro Mendes, Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Instituto Federal Catarinense - Campus Concórdia, Concórdia SC 89700-000, Brazil. ricardo.mendes@ifc-concordia.edu.br
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Received: January 29, 2015
Peer-review started: January 29, 2015
First decision: March 20, 2015
Revised: May 10, 2015
Accepted: June 4, 2015
Article in press: June 8, 2015
Published online: August 20, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip:The trematodes of the genus Eurytrema are low pathogenic pancreatic parasites, but can be related to decrease in productive performance and eventually death of infected animals. Human infection has already been reported but could be underestimated in Brazil. With the aim to control the disease and provide more information regarding its pathogenicity, our research group is developing a number of studies about Eurytrema spp. We hope to determine the damage in productivity, as well as, establish an efficient protocol for treatment and control of Eurytrematosis based on immunoprophylaxis and antiparasitical drug therapy.