Neurotropic behaviour of Trichobilharzia regenti in ducks and mice.

  title={Neurotropic behaviour of Trichobilharzia regenti in ducks and mice.},
  author={K Hr{\'a}dkov{\'a} and Petr Hor{\'a}k},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  volume={76 2},
The bird nasal schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti is a new agent of cercarial dermatitis. Cercariae are able to penetrate the skin of birds and mammals including man. The parasite then attacks the central nervous system. The present study has shown that schistosomula avoid penetration of blood capillaries and enter the peripheral nerves of the legs of mice and ducks as early as 1 day post-infection (p.i.) and 1.5 days p.i., respectively. These peripheral nerves are used as a route to the… CONTINUE READING