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Anemia in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis in Hamsters

Tuli Biswas, Munmun Chakraborty, Khudiram Naskar, Dilip Kumar Ghosh and Jharna Ghosal
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 78, No. 1 (Feb., 1992), pp. 140-142
DOI: 10.2307/3283701
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3283701
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Anemia in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis in Hamsters
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Abstract

Experimental infection of hamsters with Leishmania donovani caused visceral leishmaniasis in which hematological changes occurred. The infected hamsters were anemic and reticulocyte counts were high. No significant change in the serum erythropoietin level was noted. Red cell membrane Na+-K+-ATPase and acetylcholinesterase activities increased. Osmotic fragility of the erythrocytes from infected animals increased. The level of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate of the red cells increased with the degree of anemia.

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