Epidemiological study on feline gastric <i>Helicobacter</i> spp. in Japan

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Author(s)

    • KUBOTA-AIZAWA Sanae
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • WATANABE Takayasu
    • Research Center for Food Safety, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • SEKIZAKI Tsutomu
    • Research Center for Food Safety, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • TSUJIMOTO Hajime
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • OHNO Koichi
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • KANEMOTO Hideyuki
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • NAKASHIMA Ko
    • Japan Small Animal Medical Center, 2-27-4 Nakatomi-minami, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0003, Japan
    • FUKUSHIMA Kenjiro
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • UCHIDA Kazuyuki
    • Department of Veterinary Pathology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • CHAMBERS James K.
    • Department of Veterinary Pathology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • GOTO-KOSHINO Yuko
    • Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
    • MIMURO Hitomi
    • Division of Bacteriology, Department of Infectious Diseases Control, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan

Abstract

<p>Epidemiological and pathological studies on <i>Helicobacter</i> spp. in feline stomachs in Japan were conducted using genus- and species-specific (<i>H. felis</i>, <i>H. bizzozeronii</i>, <i>H. heilmannii</i> sensu stricto [s.s.] and <i>H. pylori</i>) polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), <i>ureAB</i> gene sequencing and histopathology. PCR results showed that 28 of 56 cats were infected with <i>Helicobacter</i> spp., and <i>H. heilmannii</i> s.s. was the most prevalent species by both PCR (28/28) and <i>ureAB</i> gene sequencing (26/28). Some of the sequences showed high similarities with those from human patients with gastric diseases (99%). There were no significant differences between <i>Helicobacter</i> spp.-positive and -negative cats in the severity of chronic gastritis (<i>P</i>=0.69). This is the first extensive epidemiological study on feline gastric <i>Helicobacter</i> spp. in Japan.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 79(5), 876-880, 2017

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007331473
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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