Reinfecções e desenvolvimento da fibrose periportal esquistossomótica no modelo murino

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 01/2000; DOI: 10.1590/S0037-86822000000200007
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ABSTRACT A fibrose periportal esquistossomótica observada no modelo murino apareceu muito mais freqüentemente (69,2%) em camundongos submetidos à múltiplas infecções pelo Schistosoma mansoni do que naqueles animais com infecção única (11,1%). A contagem dos ovos depositados no fígado não diferiu significativamente nos dois grupos ao término dos experimentos. Embora não tenha ficado esclarecido o motivo pelo qual as infecções repetidas favorecem o desenvolvimento da fibrose periportal esquistossomótica, os dados observados fornecem apoio experimental às observações clínico-epidemiológicas que sugerem ter as reinfecções um papel na patogenia da forma hepato-esplênica da esquistossomose.

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