CHANGES IN THE INTESTINES OF MONKEYS CAUSED BY NEMATODA LARVAE OESOPHAGOSTOMUM APIOSTOMUM,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The results of a postmortem examination of 38 monkeys Macacus rhesus are given, in seven of which changes in the large intestine were caused by Oesophagostomum apiostomum larvae. The invasion of the larvae into the intestine wall causes a considerable inflammatory process and the formation of cystlike modules containing larvae in the submucosa and muscular layers. Depending on the time lapse from the moment of invasion and the animals sensitivity to the parasite the cysts may contain hemorrhagic or purulent exudate. At remote dates from the time of invasion the cysts are subjected to organization and encapsulation. By the character of the inflammatory process developing at the site of the esophagostoma larvae invasion one may assess the time lapse from the moment of invasion as well as the state of body reactivity.
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