Experimental Studies on Entamoeba Histolytica in Kittens

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  • Department of Bacteriology, College of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City


The present experimental results indicate strongly that acute amebiasis in the kitten is probably not the result of infection with the parasite per se as usually conceived. It is possible that in the kitten the severity of experimental infection with E. histolytica may be modified by variable characteristics of the individual animal, its nutritional status, the presence of intercurrent infection and the psycho-physical response to stress resulting in an overwhelming infection in a species of animal which under more normal conditions may be only moderately susceptible to infection with the ameba.