Entamoeba histolytica: liver invasion and abscess production by intraperitoneal inoculation of trophozoites in hamsters, Mesocricetus auratus.

@article{Shibayama1998EntamoebaHL,
  title={Entamoeba histolytica: liver invasion and abscess production by intraperitoneal inoculation of trophozoites in hamsters, Mesocricetus auratus.},
  author={Mineko Shibayama and Rafael Campos-Rodr{\'i}guez and A Ram{\'i}rez-Rosales and Leopoldo Flores-Romo and Martha Espinosa-Cantellano and Adolfo Mart{\'i}nez-Palomo and V{\'i}ctor Tsutsumi},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
Intraperitoneal inoculation of axenically cultured Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites constitutes an easy to perform, highly reproducible procedure for inducing amebic liver abscesses in hamsters. Efficiency in abscess production (95% of infected animals after 1 week) was similar to data reported using direct intrahepatic or intraportal inoculation. The morphological sequence of infection shows that amebas in the peritoneal cavity initially produce a large exudate constituted mainly of acute… CONTINUE READING