Sequential determination of circulating immune complexes in experimental filariasis.

Levels of circulating immune complexes were measured in jirds (Meriones unguiculatus) infected with the filarial nematode Brugia pahangi during an 11-month infection. Using 16 infected and 8 control animals, we found three general trends, which correspond to events in the life cycle of the filarial worm in the host, in all individually infected jirds. These… (More)