Pathomorphological changes induced in the internal organs ofDasypus novemcinctus Linn. by infection withMycobacterium leprae


The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus Linn.) is nowadays used the most adequate object for obtaining a model of experimental leprosy. The first experiments on experimental infection of the armadillo with human strains of Mycobacterium leprae were carried out in 1971 [8]. The idea of using this "relict" for the reproduction of experimental leprosy… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00829808


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