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Fig. 3

From: Upper gastrointestinal pathophysiology due to mouse malaria Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection

Fig. 3

Mouse abdominal gross pathology. A PbA-C57BL/6 mouse on day 8 and a PbA-BALB/c mouse on day 15 are shown with uninfected controls. a Macroscopic examination of the peritoneal cavity of an uninfected C57BL/6 mouse, showing the stomach and small intestine. b The stomach, small intestine, mesentery, and colon after removal from the mouse shown in a, c Macroscopic examination of the peritoneal cavity of a PbA-C57BL/6 mouse revealed a change in the course of the small intestine, and the spleen started to enlarge. d The gastrointestinal tract after removal from the mouse shown in c, with an edematous small intestine with reduced intestinal content and a colon containing only a small amount of retained faces. e Macroscopic examination of the peritoneal cavity of an uninfected BALB/c mouse. f The gastrointestinal tract after removal from the mouse shown in e, g Macroscopic observation of the peritoneal cavity of a PbA-BALB/c mouse revealed splenomegaly, dilatation of the stomach, and a change in the course of the small intestine. h The gastrointestinal tract after removal from the mouse shown in g, with a thinned, fragile mesentery. C colon, M mesentery, S stomach, SI small intestine, SP spleen

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