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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 393-396
Bioline Code: oc01060
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 3, 2001, pp. 393-396

 en Lower Faecal Egg Excretion in Chemically-induced Diabetic Mice Infected with Schistosoma mansoni Due to Impaired Egg Maturation
Maarten Hulstijn; Regina Maria F de Oliveira; Egberto G de Moura & José Roberto Machado-Silva

Abstract

The effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus was studied in mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni. Faecal egg excretion was lower in diabetic mice but worm load and total amount of eggs in the intestine tissue were equal to the control group. Evaluation of an oogram showed a great number of immature dead eggs and a low number of mature eggs in diabetic mice. It was therefore concluded that faecal egg excretion was lower in diabetic mice due to impaired egg maturation.

Keywords
Schistosoma mansoni, diabetes mellitus, oogram

 
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