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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Behavior In Mus Musculus Of Schistosoma Mansoni From Mollusks Treated With Hydrocortisone.
Author: Serrano, Deborah Regina
Zanotti-Magalhães, Eliana Maria
Magalhães, Luiz Augusto
Carvalho, José Ferreira de
Abstract: Twenty mice were exposed to cercariae from mollusks treated with hydrocortisone and another 20 mice received cercariae from non-treated mollusks. The behavior of the parasites from the two groups of mollusks was compared based on the ability of cercariae to penetrate mice, on the total number of worms recovered after eight weeks of infection, on the relationship between the number of penetrating cercariae and the number of recovered worms and on the number of eggs in the feces. Treating the mollusks with hydrocortisone did not alter the ability of cercariae to penetrate mice nor did it affect the total number of worms recovered. The number of female worms, the number of coupled worms and the number of eggs in the feces were greater in mice infected by cercariae from mollusks treated with hydrocortisone.
Subject: Animals
Anti-inflammatory Agents
Biomphalaria
Feces
Female
Host-parasite Interactions
Hydrocortisone
Male
Mice
Parasite Egg Count
Schistosoma Mansoni
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0037-86822005000500009
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16172757
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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