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Challenges in Evaluating the Severity of Fibropapillomatosis: A Proposal for Objective Index and Score System for Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Brazil

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Autor(es):
Rossi, Silmara ; Sanchez-Sarmiento, Angelica Maria ; Thijl Vanstreels, Ralph Eric ; dos Santos, Robson Guimaraes ; Setim Prioste, Fabiola Eloisa ; Gattamorta, Marco Aurelio ; Hildebrand Grisi-Filho, Jose Henrique ; Matushima, Eliana Reiko
Número total de Autores: 8
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PLoS One; v. 11, n. 12 DEC 9 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a neoplastic disease that affects marine turtles worldwide, especially green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). FP tumors can develop on the body surface of marine turtles and also internally in the oral cavity and viscera. Depending on their quantity, size and anatomical distribution, these tumors can interfere with hydrodynamics and the ability to feed, hence scoring systems have been proposed in an attempt to quantify the clinical manifestation of FP. In order to establish a new scoring system adapted to geographic regions, we examined 214 juvenile green sea turtles with FP caught or rescued at Brazilian feeding areas, counted their 7466 tumors and classified them in relation to their size and anatomical distribution. The patterns in quantity, size and distribution of tumors revealed interesting aspects in the clinical manifestation of FP in specimens studied in Brazil, and that FP scoring systems developed for other areas might not perform adequately when applied to sea turtles on the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. We therefore propose a novel method to evaluate the clinical manifestation of FP: fibropapillomatosis index (FPI) that provides the Southwest Atlantic fibropapillomatosis score (FPSswA). In combination, these indexing and scoring systems allow for a more objective, rapid and detailed evaluation of the severity of FP in green sea turtles. While primarily designed for the clinical manifestation of FP currently witnessed in our dataset, this index and the score system can be adapted for other areas and compare the characteristics of the disease across regions. In conclusion, scoring systems to classify the severity of FP can assist our understanding on the environmental factors that modulate its development and its impacts on the individual and population health of green sea turtles. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/53956-9 - Estudo da malária aviária em pinguins-de-Magalhães (Spheniscus magellanicus) mantidos em centros de reabilitação selecionados do litoral brasileiro
Beneficiário:Ralph Eric Thijl Del Val Onoro Vanstreels
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto
Processo FAPESP: 11/04565-7 - Presença de contaminantes ambientais em tecidos de tartaruga-verde (Chelonia mydas) provenientes da Costa brasileira: estudo da prevalência em animais acometidos pela fibropapilomatose
Beneficiário:Angelica Maria Sanchez Sarmiento
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 10/01781-8 - Avaliação da função celular de leucócitos por citometria de fluxo e a influência de bifenilos policlorados no desenvolvimento da fibropapilomatose em Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) (Testudines, Cheloniidae)
Beneficiário:Silmara Rossi
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 12/14319-6 - Ecologia e etiologia da fibropapilomatose em populações de Chelonia mydas (Testudines, Cheloniidae): estrutura das populações e papel de bifenilos policlorados e metais potencialmente tóxicos no desenvolvimento da doença
Beneficiário:Eliana Reiko Matushima
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular