, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 570–571 | Cite as

The course ofPlasmodium berghei infection in mice latently infected withToxoplasma gondii

  • U. Mengs
  • B. Pelster


The course of infection with 2 different virulent strains ofPlasmodium berghei was investigated in mice latently infected withToxoplasma gondii. When given the highly virulent ANKA strain ofP. berghei all Toxoplasma-infected mice died but the survival time was prolonged. After infection with the less virulent strain K 173 mice could survive the subsequent infection. In these cases levels of parasitemia depended upon the duration of theT. gondii infection. Mice infected for about 6 weeks withT. gondii showed maximum protection.


Survival Time Virulent Strain Subsequent Infection Case Level Maximum Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Mengs
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Pelster
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dr. Madaus & Co.Köln
  2. 2.Troponwerke GmbH & Co. KGKöln(Federal Republic of Germany)

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