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Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2013 Jan-Feb;55(1):51-3.

Behavioral changes in Rattus norvegicus coinfected by Toxocara canis and Toxoplasma gondii.

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LIM 06, Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Abstract

Using an elevated plus maze apparatus and an activity cage, behavioral changes in Rattus norvegicus concomitantly infected by Toxocara canis and Toxoplasma gondii were studied, during a period of 120 days. Rats infected by Toxocara canis or Toxoplasma gondii showed significant behavioral changes; however, in the group coinfected by both parasites a behavioral pattern similar to that found in the group not infected was observed thirty days after infection, suggesting the occurrence of modulation in the behavioral response.

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