Observations on Toxocara pteropodis infections in mice

Prociv P. (1985) Observations on Toxocara pteropodis infections in mice. Journal of Helminthology, 59 3: 267-275. doi:10.1017/S0022149X00008075

Author Prociv P.
Title Observations on Toxocara pteropodis infections in mice
Journal name Journal of Helminthology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2697
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0022149X00008075
Open Access Status
Volume 59
Issue 3
Start page 267
End page 275
Total pages 9
Subject 2405 Parasitology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Infection in mice with Toxocara pteropodis was investigated. In mice fed infective eggs, third-stage larvae hatched out and penetrated the mucosa, predominantly that of the lower intestine. They travelled via the portal vein to the liver, where they remained at least 14 months. They grew in length from 430±15 µm, at three days post infection (p.i.), to 600±50 µm, at six to nine weeks p.i., after which time growth ceased. Blood eosinophilia appeared at 28 days p.i., and esosinophil levels continued to rise gradually beyond this time. In female mice the larvae did not migrate from the liver in response to pregnancy or lactation. When infective eggs were inoculated subcutaneously or intra-peritoneally, larvae hatched out and ultimately appeared in the liver in larger numbers than seen with oral infections.
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