Development of patent infection in immunosuppressed C57Bl/6 mice with a single Cryptosporidium meleagridis oocyst.

@article{Huang2003DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of patent infection in immunosuppressed C57Bl/6 mice with a single Cryptosporidium meleagridis oocyst.},
  author={Kehe Huang and Donna E. Akiyoshi and Xiaochuan Feng and Saul Tzipori},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={620-2}
}
The ability of Cryptosporidium meleagridis to produce patent infection was studied in adult C57BL/6 mice that were immunosuppressed with dexamethasone phosphate provided in the drinking water at a dosage of 16 microg/ml. Four days after the onset of immunosuppression, mice were orally challenged with 1, 3, 10, or 1,000 C. meleagridis TU1867 oocysts per… CONTINUE READING