Neurotropic response of Spiroplasma mirum following peripheral inoculation in the rat.


Spiroplasma mirum experimentally produces a persistent brain infection in suckling rats when administered intracerebrally. In order to examine spiroplasma infection induced by a more natural route, suckling rats were inoculated both intraperitoneally and subcutaneously with strain GT-48. No mortality was recorded over a 50-day study period. Rats developed… (More)


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