Resistance of mice to secondary infection with Schistosoma japonicum, with special reference to neutrophil enriched response to schistosomula in the skin of immune mice.

The lung recovery assay for schistosomula has been used as a rapid method for measuring acquired resistance to Schistosoma mansoni infection in challenged animals. This assay method was successfully utilized in the present study with S. japonicum in mice. Assay of resistance to reinfection with the lung recovery technique and with the conventional perfusion… (More)