Abstract:Undernourished mice infected (UI) submitted to low and long-lasting infections by
Schistosoma mansoni are unable to develop the hepatic periportal
fibrosis that is equivalent to Symmers’ fibrosis in humans. In this report, the
effects of the host’s nutritional status on parasite (worm load, egg viability and
maturation) and host (growth curves, biology, collagen synthesis and characteristics
of the immunological response) were studied and these are considered as
interdependent factors influencing the amount an… Show more
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