Cryptosporidium parvum: investigation of sporozoite excystation in vivo and the association of merozoites with intestinal mucus.


Enteric cryptosporidiosis was studied in the small intestine of five-day-old sucking mice after infection with 10(6) Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. It was shown that excystation and the majority of subsequent endogenous stages occurred predominantly in the ileum. During the first three days of infection the number of merozoites collected in ileal washings… (More)


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