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Rangeliosis is a disease of dogs and other species,[1] caused by the hemoprotozoan parasite Rangelia vitalii.

Clinical presentation[edit]

Clinically affected dogs present with splenomegaly, icterus, anemia and thrombocytopenia.[2]

Many dogs may succumb to infection without veterinary intervention.


Treatment is usually effective with antiprotozoal drugs.


  1. ^ Da Silva AS et al (2013) Canine rangeliosis: the need for differential diagnosis. Parasitol Res 112(3):1329-1332
  2. ^ Paim FC et al (2013) Serum proteinogram, acute phase proteins and immunoglobulins in dogs experimentally infected with Rangelia vitalii. Vet Parasitol 192(1-3):137-142