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Figure 2. Kinetics of inflammatory cell increase following Toxocara canis infection. The number of peritoneal cavity fluid eosinophils (A), peritoneal cavity fluid eosinophil peroxidase (B) and peritoneal cavity fluid mast cells (C) were assessed. Samples were collected 3, 6, 18, and 24 days after po inoculation of 1000 infective T. canis eggs (filled bars). Control uninfected rats received only 1 mL saline po (open bars). Data are reported as means ± SEM of two independent experiments (N = 8). *P < 0.05 vs control group (Student t-test).