1921
Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

The susceptibility of the multimammate rat, , to experimental infections with and was examined. Inoculations of promastigotes into the skin resulted in nonulcerating lesions in which parasites could be detected for more than 30 weeks later. Intravenous inoculations of promastigotes produced visceral infections characterized by a continuing increase in splenic parasite burdens and liver parasite burdens which peaked during the first few weeks of infection and gradually decreased as the disease became chronic. could be isolated from the blood throughout the infection, and promastigotes were cultured from the spleens of rats inoculated intradermally. Thus, the multimammate rat appears to be a good reservoir host for these parasites.

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1987-03-01
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  • Accepted : 23 Sep 1986

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