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

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1992 Nov 1;105(11):380-3.
[Article in German]


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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Erythrocyte Count / veterinary
  • Mycoplasma Infections / blood
  • Mycoplasma Infections / veterinary*
  • Osmotic Fragility
  • Splenectomy / veterinary
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / blood*