In concurrent infections of Trichinella spiralis and Trypanosoma equiperdum, the survival times vary in the early stages of the Trichinella infection. On Days 1 and 4, the mean survival times are significantly increased, and on Days 3 and 7 they are markedly decreased. This decrease is probably due to intestinal tissue invasion. Mice infected with trypanosomes after the 7th day of the Trichinella infection have survival time increases to a significant point and a steady leveling off to Day 21. It is suggested that the antibodies produced against the Trichinella worms slow down multiplication of trypanosomes and increase the survival time in the mice. It is proposed that a protective effect is produced in the mixed infection of T. spiralis and T. equiperdum.
Edward D. Wagner
Raymond E. Ryckman
Yuk Lin Ho
Robert F. Wood
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Nembhard, Pauline A., "Concurrent Infections of TRYPANOSOMA EQUIPERDUM and TRICHINELLA SPIRALIS in Mice" (1974). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1691.
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