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Table 1 Numbers of immunohistochemically detected schizonts and tissue cysts in five consecutive transversal section of brains of pigeons during first (group A) and second, central nervous phase of disease (group B)

From: Modulation of the host Th1 immune response in pigeon protozoal encephalitis caused by Sarcocystis calchasi

Group Pigeon ID no. Dose of administered sporocysts Post mortem (dpi) Occurrence of central nervous signs (dpi) Encephalitis No. of
       schizonts tissue cysts
A 2 3 × 106 7 / / 1 0
3 3 × 106 7 / / 1 0
4 3 × 105 9 / / 0 0
5 3 × 105 9 / / 0 0
6 105 8 / / 0 0
7 105 12 / / 3 0
8 8 × 104 9 / / 1 0
9 8 × 104 10 / / 0 0
B 10 104 51 51 +++ 0 8
11 104 53 52 +++ 0 2
12 103 58 57 +++ 0 0
14 102 65 64 +++ 0 0
15 102 58 57 +++ 0 0
L60 103 53 52 +++ 0 4
  L74 103 59 58 +++ 0 0
  1. +++, severe.
  2. For details on histopathology of further organs see [5].