[Effect of Bacillus Callmette Guerin (BCG) on the receptivity of nude mice to Schistosoma mansoni]

C R Seances Soc Biol Fil. 1978;172(5):902-4.
[Article in French]


"Nude" mice are injected intravenously with 1 mg live BCG each. Pulmonary schistosomules, counted 5 days after infestation with Schistosoma mansoni cercaria are observed to be fewer in injected mice than in non-injected controls. This show that BCG immunostamulation can be obtained when mature T lymphocytes are absent.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • BCG Vaccine*
  • Immunity*
  • Mice
  • Mice, Nude
  • Mycobacterium bovis* / immunology
  • Schistosoma mansoni / immunology
  • Schistosoma mansoni / pathogenicity*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology


  • BCG Vaccine