An experimental model for amoebic abscess production in the cheek pouch of the Syrian golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus

M. A. Beg, S. Kobayashi, A. S. Hussainy, A. Hamada, E. Okuzawa, R. A. Smego, R. Hussain

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A new experimental model was developed in hamsters for amoebic abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica. E. histolytica trophozoites were cultured in a liquid axenic medium, and then injected intradermally into the cheek pouch of the Syrian golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus. Inoculation consistently resulted in abscess formation at the site in 20 of 22 (91%) study animals. The amoebic nature of the abscesses was confirmed by light microscopy and histopathologic examination. Abscess formation was maximal at day 12 post-inoculation. Potential applications of this simple and reliable model include further elucidation of the pathogenesis of invasive amoebiasis, studies of the host response to amoebae, and in vivo evaluation of chemotherapeutic agents that show in vitro efficacy against E. histolytica.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)247-254
ページ数8
ジャーナルParasitology International
53
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2004 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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