A histological study of skin reactions of baboons to Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula.

@article{Seitz1987AHS,
  title={A histological study of skin reactions of baboons to Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula.},
  author={Hanns Martin Seitz and Beverly Cottrell and Robert F Sturrock},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1987},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={385-90}
}
A histological study was undertaken of the cellular reaction in the skin of baboons challenged with cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni. Control animals with no previous schistosome infection were compared with baboons that had infections of varying duration. In animals infected for 10 weeks no striking inflammatory reaction was seen, the histological picture being very similar to that of the control animals. After 8 months of infection the hosts developed a strong cellular response to the… CONTINUE READING