||Carvalho, Tiago Pinheiro Vaz de; Arcoverde, Rodrigo Moraes Loyo; Nascimento, Wheverton Correia do; Paiva, Igor Henrique Rodrigues de; Aguiar Júnior, Francisco Carlos Amanajás de; Gomes, Elainne Christine de Souza; Barbosa, Constança Clara Gayoso Simões.|
||Mesenteric ischemia as a cause of early death among mice infected by Schistosoma mansoni|
||Rev. patol. trop;47(3):145-158, set. 2018. tab, graf, ilus.
||Laboratory maintenance of the Schistosoma mansoni cycle is necessary for developing studies regarding the diagnosis, treatment and control of schistosomiasis. Within this perspective, it is paramount that mice infected by the parasite should present a minimum survival of six months. However, between October 2016 and May 2017, early deaths were observed among infected animals kept in the vivarium of the Schistosomiasis Reference Service of IAMFIOCRUZ. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to present the results obtained after investigating the main cause of death among these animals. To achieve this, animals that died or that needed to be euthanized due to clinical distress caused by parasite infection were necropsied to investigate the cause of death and clinical condition. Fragments from the intestines, mesenteric vessels and livers were removed and were subjected to histopathological studies. In addition, mouse feces were collected and analyzed using the hydrogen peroxide reaction to detect occult blood. Over an eight-month period, 70 deaths were noted. Forty two animals presented mesenteric ischemia, a vascular insufficiency syndrome that causes a reduction in the nutrient supply to the intestinal viscera. There is, therefore, a need to reduce the infective parasite load in mice to increase their survival, reduce distress caused by the infection and ensure maintenance of the S. mansoni cycle, thus enabling continuity of scientific studies on this parasitosis.|
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