Co‐infection of helminths and malaria: modulation of the immune responses to malaria

@article{Hartgers2006CoinfectionOH,
  title={Co‐infection of helminths and malaria: modulation of the immune responses to malaria},
  author={Franca C. Hartgers and Maria Yazdanbakhsh},
  journal={Parasite Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28}
}
Chronic helminth infections induce strong type 2 and regulatory immune responses and are known to influence immune activity to other antigens such as allergens and vaccines. Since malaria and helminth infections often coincide geographically in the same tropical regions, the question arises whether helminth infections modulate the immune responses towards the malaria parasite and affect its course of disease. Here, we will review studies on co‐infections in both animal models and in human… 

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