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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998 Aug;28(2):395-402.

The pathology of the heart and lung in Syrian golden hamsters experimentally infected with Leishmania d. infantum on top of pre-existing Schistosoma mansoni infection.

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Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.


No doubt, double and triple infections are not uncommon features in some of the developing countries. In this paper, the effect of leishmanial infantum and schistosomal mansoni infection on the heart and lung of hamsters promoted many changes not seen in positive control with either parasite alone. Of these important changes, were the presence of leishmanial cardiac granulomas and earlier pulmonary granulomas in the lung were more or less the same as in positive schistosomal control. No doubt, with pulmonary schistosomiasis mansoni dangerous disease. Moreover, additional infection with pulmonary leishmaniasis increases the dramatic clinico-pathological picture.

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