Lawsonia Intracellularis

Connie J Gebhart, R. M.C. Guedes

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780813812373
StatePublished - May 12 2010


  • Cell-mediated immune response - important feature of infections by intracellular organisms
  • Diet - influencing infection in hamsters
  • Lawsonia intracellularis - etiologic agent of proliferative enteropathy
  • Lawsonia intracellularis - gram-negative, curved, or vibroid-shaped rod
  • Local humoral immunity - relevant defense mechanism
  • Pathogenic mechanism of L. intracellularis - enterocytes invasion, hyperplasia induction
  • Temporary reduction in apoptosis - mechanism involved in enterocyte proliferation

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