An electron microscopic study of intravascular agglutination in the cerebral cortex due to Babesia argentina infection

Wright I.G. (1972) An electron microscopic study of intravascular agglutination in the cerebral cortex due to Babesia argentina infection. International Journal for Parasitology, 2 2: 209-210. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(72)90008-2


Author Wright I.G.
Title An electron microscopic study of intravascular agglutination in the cerebral cortex due to Babesia argentina infection
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
Publication date 1972
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(72)90008-2
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 209
End page 210
Total pages 2
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract The progressive changes in brain capillaries of calves infected with Babesia argentina are described. Initially, the parasitaemia was low (about 5 per cent) and infected red cells had an essentially normal appearance. Terminally, the parasitaemia was > 90 per cent and by this time infected cells were stellate in appearance, connected by fine strands to other infected cells, and to the capillary endothelium which also showed pathological changes. Uninfected cells appeared normal at all stages of the infection. In severe cases most infected cells were haemolysed. The presumed stickiness of infected cells was probably due to changes in the erythrocyte membrane. Parasites were larger than normal and usually possessed two or three nuclei, containing aggregations of chromatin.
Keyword Babesia argentina
cerebral babesiosis
electron microscopy
erythrocytes
pathology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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