Theileria parva infection in calves causes massive lymphocyte death in the thymus, spleen and lymph nodes without initial proliferation.

@article{Mbassa2006TheileriaPI,
  title={Theileria parva infection in calves causes massive lymphocyte death in the thymus, spleen and lymph nodes without initial proliferation.},
  author={Gabriel Mbassa and Maulilio John Kipanyula and Lesakit S. B. Mellau and E D Mwamakali and F R Bulegeya and K Kauto-Mboni},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={142 3-4},
  pages={260-70}
}
In a study of trends and magnitudes of lymphocytes proliferation, destruction or apoptosis eleven 3-month-old healthy calves were experimentally infected with the protozoan parasite Theileria parva, which is reported to cause lymphocyte proliferation. Four control calves were not infected. Infected and non-infected calves were sacrificed on days 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 24 and 25 to examine lymphoid tissue changes and lymphocyte proliferation, apoptosis or necrosis in the thymus, spleen and lymph… CONTINUE READING

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