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The accumulation of Toxocara canis larvae in the brains of mice

Dunsmore, J.D., Thompson, R.C.A. and Bates, I.A. (1983) The accumulation of Toxocara canis larvae in the brains of mice. International Journal for Parasitology, 13 (5). pp. 517-521.

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In a series of experiments it has been shown that larvae of Toxocara canis continue to accumulate in the brains of mice for many weeks after infection. This implies that the larvae, as long as they live, continue to circulate in the body until they reach the brain. Unlike other sites where they may be sequestered, in the brain they are not subject to encapsulation by a host reaction. The further implications of larval survival in the brain are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1983 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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