Secondary infections of Hymenolepis diminuta in mice: effects of varying worm burdens in primary and secondary infections.

In one (1 c) and six (6 c) cysticercoid primary infections of Hymenolepis diminuta in NIH (inbred) and CFLP (outbred) male mice 6 +/- 1 weeks old greater than 85% of the worms established but were rejected (destrobilated or expelled) subsequently. Rejection occurs more quickly in 6 c infections than in 1 c infections. Considerable worm growth occurs in 1 c… CONTINUE READING