CPK
 
Muscle larvae
   
Clincial Signs
   
Enteral Phase
   
   
 

Muscle damage during the early phase of infection


Larva enters muscle, muscle proteins
"leak" into bloodstream
(e.g., CPK, myoglobin)
Schematic of a Larva Invading a Muscle Cell
Newborn Larvae
(Low Mag.)
     
     
Newborn Larva
(Nomarski; High mag)
Worm Entering Muscle Cell

Electron micrograph of the larva 1 hour after entering the muscle cell
     
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