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Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cell Proportions Are Diminished in Young Helminth Infected Children and Restored by Curative Antihelminthic Treatment
Group 2 Innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are innate cells that produce the TH2 cytokines IL-5 and IL-13. The importance of these cells has recently been demonstrated in experimental models of parasitic diseases but there is ...
Efficacy of integrated school based de-worming and prompt malaria treatment on helminths -Plasmodium falciparum co-infections: A 33 months follow up study
(BioMed Central, 2011)
The geographical congruency in distribution of helminths and Plasmodium falciparum makes polyparasitism a common phenomenon in Sub Saharan Africa. The devastating effects of helminths-Plasmodium co-infections on primary ...
Immunological consequences of antihelminthic treatment in preschool children exposed to urogenital schistosome infection
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013-05-13)
Urogenital schistosomiasis, due to Schistosoma haematobium, is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Control is by targeted treatment with praziquantel but preschool age children are excluded from control programs. Immunological ...
Proportions of CD41 memory T cells are altered in individuals chronically infected with Schistosoma haematobium
(Nature Publishing Group, 2012-06-26)
Characterisation of protective helminth acquired immunity in humans or experimental models has focused on effector responses with little work conducted on memory responses. Here we show for the first time, that human ...
Knowledge attitudes and practices of grade three primary school children in relation to schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in Zimbabwe
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Helminth infection rates in grade three children are used as proxy indicators of community infection status and to guide treatment strategies in endemic areas. However knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of this target ...
Identifying and evaluating field indicators of Urogenital Schistosomiasis-related morbidity in preschool-aged children
Several studies have been conducted quantifying the impact of schistosome infections on health and development in school-aged children. In contrast, relatively little is known about morbidity levels in preschool-aged ...