Strongyloides stercoralis: loss of ability to disseminate after repeated passage in laboratory beagles.

  • R M Genta
  • Published 1989 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…


A strain of Strongyloides stercoralis originally isolated from a south-east Asian patient and maintained by passage in monkeys for four years was introduced into parasite-free laboratory-reared beagles. After the second passage in these dogs, the prepatent period shortened from an average of 12-14 d to 8-9 d. Up to the third generation, immunosuppressive… (More)


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