Volume 20, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The “curative” agent for , occurring in the hemolymph of , did not pass through either a dialysis membrane or millipore filter (0.22 µ). Thoroughly washed ameboid cells from the hemolymph were inactive. Among bacteria cultured from hemolymph, decimated mature in mice, but it was not effective when injected 1 week after mice were exposed to cercariae. Moreover, the infectivity of cercariae was unaltered by mixing them with 1 hour before exposure of the mice. cultured from hemolymph did not affect mature , but a laboratory strain of this bacterium killed some worms. injected into normal mice did not produce abscesses. Cultures of derived from worms, taken asseptically from hemolymph-treated mice, produced liver abscesses within 10 days in other mice infected with . Similarly, cultured from liver abscesses in hemolymph-treated mice and subinjected, produced abscesses in one of eight mice, and this mouse was cleared of a bonafide infection of . Possible clinical complications for man when enteric bacterial infections occur simultaneously with schistosomiasis may warrant consideration.


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