In Vitro Cultivation of Ehrlichia Canis, the Causative Agent of Tropical Canine Pancytopenia (TCP)

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1972
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Mramba B A N
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Recently a fatal hemorrhagic disease syndrome in military dogs in Southeast Asia has been described. The disease caused much concern to the military, and the Veterinary Division of the Walter Reed Army Institute of , Research was asked to investigate this condition. Studies conducted by Huxsoll et ale (1969), and by Walker et~. (1970) have established that the causative agent of this important disease is Ehrlichia canis. Since dogs infected with Ehrlichia canis manifested a profound depression of all blood cell elements, \V'alker et al (1970) proposed the term tropical canine pancytopenia (TCP) to describe c~nine infections with this agent. Then term tropical canine pancytopenia (TCP) has now replaced previous terms like canine rickettsiosis or canine ehrlichiosis.
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