Section 5
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Novel inhalational murine model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis

Sheppard, D.C.; Rieg, G.; Chiang, L.Y.; Filler, S.G.; Edwards, J.E.; Ibrahim, A.S.

Antimicrobial Agents and ChemoTherapy 48(5): 1908-1911


ISSN/ISBN: 0066-4804
PMID: 15105158
DOI: 10.1128/aac.48.5.1908-1911.2004
Accession: 004251182

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We developed a novel model of invasive aspergillosis (IA) that recapitulates human disease. Mice were immunosuppressed with cyclophosphamide and cortisone acetate and then infected in an aerosol chamber. This procedure reproducibly delivered 1x103 to 3x103 conidia to the lungs. Lethal pulmonary IA developed over 2 weeks and was prevented by amphotericin B.

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