Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Internal Medicine
Epidemiological study on feline gastric Helicobacter spp. in Japan
Sanae KUBOTA-AIZAWAKoichi OHNOHideyuki KANEMOTOKo NAKASHIMAKenjiro FUKUSHIMAKazuyuki UCHIDAJames K. CHAMBERSYuko GOTO-KOSHINOHitomi MIMUROTakayasu WATANABETsutomu SEKIZAKIHajime TSUJIMOTO
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2017 Volume 79 Issue 5 Pages 876-880

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Epidemiological and pathological studies on Helicobacter spp. in feline stomachs in Japan were conducted using genus- and species-specific (H. felis, H. bizzozeronii, H. heilmannii sensu stricto [s.s.] and H. pylori) polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), ureAB gene sequencing and histopathology. PCR results showed that 28 of 56 cats were infected with Helicobacter spp., and H. heilmannii s.s. was the most prevalent species by both PCR (28/28) and ureAB 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 Helicobacter spp.-positive and -negative cats in the severity of chronic gastritis (P=0.69). This is the first extensive epidemiological study on feline gastric Helicobacter spp. in Japan.

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