INFECTIOUS MYXOMATOSIS (SANARELLI) IN PREGNANT RABBITS.

The Journal of experimental medicine

PubMedID: 19870088

Sprunt DH. INFECTIOUS MYXOMATOSIS (SANARELLI) IN PREGNANT RABBITS. J Exp Med. 1932;56(4):601-8.
Pregnancy in rabbits alters the reactivity of the tissues to the virus of infectious myxomatosis. The livers of pregnant animals with the myxoma have a central acidophilic necrosis. Secondary lesions in the lungs are much more numerous and larger in the pregnant than in the non-gravid animals. In like manner the lesions in the spleen are more extensive in the pregnant rabbit. On the other hand the skin lesions of the pregnant animal are decreased in size.