Interactions between simian immunodeficiency virus and Mycobacterium leprae in experimentally inoculated rhesus monkeys.

@article{Gormus1989InteractionsBS,
  title={Interactions between simian immunodeficiency virus and Mycobacterium leprae in experimentally inoculated rhesus monkeys.},
  author={Bobby J. Gormus and Michael A. Murphey-Corb and Louis N. Martin and John Yingsheng Zhang and Gary B. Baskin and C B Trygg and GeoffreyP. Walsh and Wayne M. Meyers},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={160 3},
  pages={
          405-13
        }
}
Thirty-four rhesus monkeys were inoculated with Mycobacterium leprae inoculum isolated from sooty mangabey monkeys with leprosy. Later it was learned that one of the M. leprae-donor mangabeys was asymptomatically infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). Thus, five of the rhesus monkey were coinoculated with M. leprae and SIV. Three of the five became SIV-positive and developed signs of leprosy and an AIDS-like illness. Two animals remained healthy. The coinoculated leprosy-positive… CONTINUE READING
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