Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Pathology and Poultry Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq


This study was conducted to resolve the hypothesis that oxidation stress has been accompanied the hydatid cyst infection. For this purpose, 50 hepatic samples of sheep origin have been inspected and results revealed for that hypothesis via the elevation of MDA and reduction in GSH levels of the germinal layers of that hydatid cyst. Furthermore, the results elucidate that oxidative stress status will appear both of the liver infested only with hydatid cyst or accompanied with other pathological lesions namely, coagulative and liquifactive necrosis, fatty changes and liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.

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