How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?

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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« on: 19/01/2008 17:36:07 »
Hey guys..i was reading that a cestoda can get INTO my bone marrow..how does this work? From my past experience of seeing and touching a bone..i couldnt easily penetrate it..how can some little..ewwyy thing?

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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2008 22:43:12 »
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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« Reply #2 on: 19/01/2008 22:46:52 »
I believe that certain parasites have mouthparts strong enough to burrow through tissues, even bone......

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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2008 22:48:19 »
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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« Reply #4 on: 20/01/2008 14:23:55 »
The purpose of bone marrow it to produce things, notably red blood cells, there must be holes for these to get out so that might be a way in.
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How do cestodas get INTO my bone marrow?
« Reply #5 on: 20/01/2008 18:53:32 »
The purpose of bone marrow it to produce things, notably red blood cells, there must be holes for these to get out so that might be a way in.


Yes, B.C.

plenty of blood vessels irrorate the 'spongy' parts of the bone where blood precursors hide and actively proliferate, partially protected from cosmic radiation by heavy calcium molecules. Blood flow in and out is so consistent that quick 'intraosseous' infusion * of fluids is used on an emergency basis, when proper vascular accesses are not available yet. In children and even grown ups.

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