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Mycopathologia

, Volume 66, Issue 1–2, pp 59–65 | Cite as

Estudio de la patogenicidad de conidiobolus Coronatus en animales de experimentacion

  • R. López-Martínez
  • C. Toriello
  • T. Mier
  • C. Ximénez-García
  • A. Martínez
  • J. Fernándezdiez
Article

Resumen

A partir de una cepa de Conidiobolus coronatus aislada de Aenolamia postica, se inocularon 152 ratones, 42 cobayos y 47 hamsters por vías intraperitoneal (IP), subcutánea (SC), intratraqueal y por escarificación en la mucosa oral; cada animal se inoculó 3 veces a intervalos de una semana. Los animales se sacrificaron a los 1, 8, 15, 45 y 225 días de la primera inoculación, haciéndose estudios de alteraciones macroscópicas (nódulos, abscesos, adherencias), exámenes directos, cultivos e histopatología. Las alteraciones macroscópicas de los tejidos fueron las más frecuentes y todas evolucionaron a la curación espontánea. Los animales presentaron un mayor múmero de estudios positivos cuando se inocularon por vía IP y SC. Los estudios histopatológicos hechos al 1° y 8° día, demostraron un infiltrado inflamatorio agudo y filamentos fúngicos bien conservados; a los 15 días se observaron granulomas con células gigantes y filamentos fragmentados en desintegración; a los 45 y 225 días se observó una reacción de fibrosis sin filamentos fúngicos. Se consideró que en ningún caso se logró reproducir la rinoentomoftoromicosis y de acuerdo a éstos resultados se estima que esta cepa no tiene patogenicidad o bien ésta es muy baja.

Abstract

The pathogenicity of a strain of Conidiobolus coronatus isolated from Aenolamia postica was investigated in 152 mice, 42 guinea pigs and 47 hamsters. Four routes of inoculation were used: intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intratracheal and scarification in the oral mucosa. Each animal was inoculated 3 times at 3 week intervals. Animals were sacrificed at 1, 8, 15, 45 of 225 days after the first inoculation. Observations of macroscopic lesions (nodules, abscesses, adhesions, etc.) direct examinations, cultures and histopathological studies of different tissues were performed. The aforementioned lesions of tissue were the most frequently found and all of them were resolved by spontaneous cure. The animals inoculated intraperitoneally and subcutaneouslly presented the highest number of positive results. The histopathological features at the 1st and 8th days after inoculation showed an acute inflamatory infiltrate with well preserved fungus filaments; at the 15th day granulomas with giant cells were observed containing fragmented and disintegrated fungal hyphae; at the 45th and 225th days a fibrosis reaction was observed and no fungal filaments, could be found. In no animal was rhinoentomophthoromycosis never reproduced, and according to these results it is considered that either this strain is not a pathogen or its pathogenicity is very low.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. López-Martínez
    • 1
  • C. Toriello
    • 1
  • T. Mier
    • 1
  • C. Ximénez-García
    • 1
  • A. Martínez
    • 1
  • J. Fernándezdiez
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. de de Ecologia Humana, Facul 'tad de MedicinaU.N. A.M.México 20, D.F.México
  2. 2.C.M.N. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro SocialServico de Patología. Hospital GeneralMéxico 7, D.F.México

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