Cooperative role of macrophages and neutrophils in host Antiprotozoan resistance in mice acutely infected with Cryptosporidium parvum.

Severe experimental infections with Cryptosporidium parvum have been reported in immunocompromised animals such as SCID mice (mice without functional T cells and B cells). In a C. parvum infection with 1 x 10(6) oocysts/mouse in SCID beige (SCIDbg) mice (SCID mice lacking functional NK cells), oocyst shedding was first demonstrated 18 days after infection… (More)