Oral, parenteral and paratenic infections of mice with Toxocara pteropodis

Prociv P. and Brindley P.J. (1986) Oral, parenteral and paratenic infections of mice with Toxocara pteropodis. International Journal for Parasitology, 16 5: 471-474. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(86)90082-2


Author Prociv P.
Brindley P.J.
Title Oral, parenteral and paratenic infections of mice with Toxocara pteropodis
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
Publication date 1986
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(86)90082-2
Volume 16
Issue 5
Start page 471
End page 474
Total pages 4
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract Oral, parenteral and paratenic infections of mice with Toxocara pteropodis. International Journal for Parasitology 16: 471-474. Groups of adult male CBA mice were inoculated with 7500 eggs of Toxocara pteropodis intragastrically, 2000 eggs subcutaneously or 2000 eggs intraperitoneally. Regardless of the infection route, larvae accumulated in the livers of these mice in comparable numbers. Following peroral infection, most larvae rapidly appeared in the liver with very small numbers passing through mesenteric lymph-nodes to the lungs. Intraperitoneal inoculation of eggs was followed also by a rapid accumulation of larvae in the liver, with larvae being recoverd also from lungs, intestines and other organs. Larvae from subcutaneous sites passed through the lungs en route to the liver, where they accumulated more slowly. Larvae within acutely-infected mouse lung and chronically infected flying fox liver which were fed to non-infected mice were capable of invading the livers of the latter, indicating a relict paratenic tendency. This marked hepatotropism of T. pteropodis indicates that larval accumulation in host livers is a goaldirected phenomenon independent of host capillary dimensions.
Keyword mice
paratenic infection
Pteropus poliocephalus
Toxocara pteropodis
visceral larva migrons
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Scopus Import
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 6 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 04:39:13 EST by System User