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Skin diseases among schoolchildren in Ghana, Gabon, and Rwanda.
OBJECTIVES Skin diseases, especially skin infections, among schoolchildren in Africa can be a major health problem. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalences of skin diseases amongExpand
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Peanut-specific IgE antibodies in asymptomatic Ghanaian children possibly caused by carbohydrate determinant cross-reactivity
Background The prevalence of peanut allergy has increased in developed countries, but little is known about developing countries with high peanut consumption and widespread parasitic infections.Expand
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Prevalence and risk factors of inflammatory acne vulgaris in rural and urban Ghanaian schoolchildren
transmitted component of each re-emitted state has its own random refractive index-induced retardance (retardance is the slowing of light due to the refractive index of the structure the light isExpand
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Enhanced Toll-Like Receptor Responsiveness Associated with Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Activation in Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Children
ABSTRACT Acute Plasmodium falciparum infection is associated with strongly upregulated cytokine responses that are at least partly the result of activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs). Whether andExpand
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Helminth-induced IgE and protection against allergic disorders.
The immune response against helminths and allergens is generally characterized by high levels of IgE and increased numbers of Th2 cells, eosinophils, and mast cells, yet the clinical outcome withExpand
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Identification of dominant anti-glycan IgE responses in school children by glycan microarray.
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Lower Expression of TLR2 and SOCS-3 Is Associated with Schistosoma haematobium Infection and with Lower Risk for Allergic Reactivity in Children Living in a Rural Area in Ghana
Background Helminth infections are prevalent in rural areas of developing countries and have in some studies been negatively associated with allergic disorders and atopy. In this context little isExpand
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Differences in Innate Cytokine Responses between European and African Children
Although differences in immunological responses between populations have been found in terms of vaccine efficacy, immune responses to infections and prevalence of chronic inflammatory diseases, theExpand
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Enhanced Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Responses following Toll-Like-Receptor Ligation in Schistosoma haematobium-Infected Schoolchildren from Rural Gabon
Background Schistosoma infection is thought to lead to down-regulation of the host's immune response. This has been shown for adaptive immune responses, but the effect on innate immunity, thatExpand
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Cytokine Responses to Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium in Relation to Infection in a Co-endemic Focus in Northern Senegal
Background In Africa, many areas are co-endemic for the two major Schistosoma species, S. mansoni and S. haematobium. Epidemiological studies have suggested that host immunological factors may playExpand
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