Studies on the host-parasite relationship of Schistosoma japonicum in normal and immunosuppressed mice.


Infections of Schistosoma japonicum were studied in mice which were immunosuppressed either by thymectomy and administration of antithymocyte serum or by treatment with hydrocortisone acetate. The relation of S. japonicum with the immunosuppressed host differed with that reported for Schistosoma mansoni. The pathogenesis of the S. japonicum infection in the… (More)


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