Effects of aqueous leaf extracts of Loranthus micranthus Linn. on hematological profile of albino rats infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei

AbstractsAfrican trypanosomiasis has continued to threaten human health and economical development (Kuzoe Acta Trop 54:153 –162,1993; WHO J Tsetse Tryp Info Quart 3:4 –9,2000). It is caused by parasitic protozoa of the genusTrypanosoma (Adeiza et al. J Med Plant Res 4(17):1770 –1777,2010), and the distribution corresponds with that of tsetse flies. Effects of aqueous leaf extracts ofLoranthus micranthus on hematological parameters of albino rats infected withTrypanosoma brucei brucei were investigated for 28  days using standard methods. The HB, PCV, RBC, and its indices (MCH, MCV, and MCHC) of the infected rats significantly decreased (P 
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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