Eosinophils as effector cells in the destruction of Schistosoma mansoni eggs in granulomas.

Abstract

Histopathological sections of wedge-biopsied liver and surgically removed gallbladder of a schistosomiasis mansoni patient were studied for the eosinophil-mediated destruction of eggs in granulomas. Apparent degranulation of eosinophils on the eggs in the granulomas and concomittant deterioration of miracidia were observed. It was construed that granule-associated enzymes may be released upon the degranulation of eosinophils, pass through the micropores of the egg shell and cause death of the miracidium inside the egg.

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@article{Hs1980EosinophilsAE, title={Eosinophils as effector cells in the destruction of Schistosoma mansoni eggs in granulomas.}, author={S. Y. Li Hs{\"{u} and H. F. Hs{\"{u} and Frank A. Mitros and Charles M Helms and Russell Solomon}, journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology}, year={1980}, volume={74 2}, pages={179-83} }