Immunodepressed Animals as Models for Intestinal Protozoan Infections

  • M. Elaine Rose
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In studies of parasitic infections the chief value of immunodepressed animals, particularly those with specific immunodeficiencies, is as an aid in the unravelling of the immune mechanisms which, in normal animals, are responsible for the maintenance of an equable host-parasite relationship. Such studies on intestinal protozoa are comparatively sparse, but this chapter attempts to consider the available literature, mainly with respect to infections with the intracellular Eimeria and surface-epithelium-dwelling Giardia, the causative agents, respectively, of coccidiosis in domestic animals and giardiasis in man.

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  1. 1.Houghton Poultry Research StationHoughton, Huntingdon, Cambs.UK

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