The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as an experimental host for Entamoeba histolytica.

@article{Chadee1984TheMG,
  title={The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as an experimental host for Entamoeba histolytica.},
  author={Kris Chadee and E. Meerovitch},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1984},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Experimentally induced cecal and hepatic amebiasis was studied in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). Axenically cultivated Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites were inoculated into the cecum or the liver after laparotomy. Cecal infections were characterized by intense inflammation and distortion of the tissue. The intensity of the infection, measured by a standard method of scoring, was consistently high from 10 to 30 days postinoculation (p.i.). In tissue sections, disruption of the… CONTINUE READING

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