In vivo effect of cadmium chloride on intestinal colonization of rats by Campylobacter jejuni.

@article{Epoke1992InVE,
  title={In vivo effect of cadmium chloride on intestinal colonization of rats by Campylobacter jejuni.},
  author={James Epoke and Chikwelu Larry Obi and Akitoye Olusegun Coker},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={609-10}
}
Campylobacter jejuni (10(8) C.F.U) fed intragastrically unto 18 laboratory rats (white whiskers) resulted in colonization of the 18 rats intestines and their eventual excretion of the organism for four months post infection. When 10(8) CFU of C. jejuni was mixed with 10 mu/ml of cadmium chloride (CdCl2) and fed immediately to another set of 18 rats, colonization of rats intestines was greatly reduced and C. jejuni was recovered from two (11%) out of 18 rats and the faeces were positive for C… CONTINUE READING