Cellular and chemical mediators of type 1 hypersensitivity in calves infected with Ostertagia ostertagi: Mast cells and eosinophils

David G. Baker, Laurel J Gershwin, Dallas M. Hyde

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Abomasal mucosal mast cell and eosinophil accumulation was morphometrically evaluated in 26 Holstein steers after natural or experimental infection with Ostertagia ostertagi. Results showed that following infection, accumulation of mast cells and eosinophils in abomasal tissue was dependent on infection pattern. Eosinophilia was greater in steers with type 1 ostertagiosis, while mastocytosis was more pronounced in steers with type 2 ostertagiosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal for Parasitology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993



  • cattle parasites
  • eosinophil
  • mast cell
  • morphometry
  • Ostertagia ostertagi
  • type 1 hypersensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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