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Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1992 Nov 1;105(11):380-3.

[The effect of Eperythrozoon suis infection on the osmotic fragility of erythrocytes].

[Article in German]

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  • 1II. Medizinischen Tierklinik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen.

Abstract

Osmotic fragility of erythrocytes was tested in weaned pigs experimentally infected with Eperythrozoon (E.) suis. Acute eperythrozoonosis of splenectomized pigs led to an increase of osmotic fragility. It is supposed that E. suis infection causes a structural change in erythrocyte membrane. Possible mechanisms of this cell membrane injury are discussed.

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