1983 年 31 巻 4 号 p. 854-857
In order to study experimental polyarthritis in mice caused by Mycoplasma pulmonis, four introduction methods of mycoplasma cells to mice were employed; i. e. intravenous, intraperitoneal, intra-foot-pad.
The results obtained indication that (I) polyarthritis took place in 80% and 53.3% of mice, by i. v. and i. p. injection, respectively.
(2) By intra-foot-pad inoculation, severe arthritis was observed only at the inoculation site, finally.
(3) No effect of adjuvant was demonstrated in the case of i. v. inoculation with mycoplasma cells.