Schistosoma mansoni: relocation of parasites to lungs from hepatic portal system in rodents.

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The prevalence and development of adult worms in the lungs of mice and gerbils infected with Schistosoma mansoni was investigated. All infected BALB/c mice harbored the schistosomes in their lungs at 10-12 weeks post-infection, showing the distinct relocation of adult worms to the lungs, from the hepatic portal system. The male and female flukes from lungs… (More)

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