To determine if filarial infection causes any effect on the cardiovascular system of the host animal, stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats were infected with Brugia pahangi under the assumption that these rats would reveal pathological changes more clearly and in a shorter period than would ordinary rats. The infection resulted in loss of body weight, increase in heart weight, enlargement of left ventricle, and higher mortality rate.
EFFECTS OF BRUGIA PAHANGI INFECTION ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM OF STROKE-PRONE SPONTANEOUSLY HYPERTENSIVE RATS
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E. Kimura, Y. Fujimaki, M. Niwa, M. Fujiwara, T. Kadosaka; EFFECTS OF BRUGIA PAHANGI INFECTION ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM OF STROKE-PRONE SPONTANEOUSLY HYPERTENSIVE RATS. J Parasitol 1 October 2002; 88 (5): 839–842. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0839:EOBPIO]2.0.CO;2
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