Exacerbation of oxazolone colitis by infection with the helminth Hymenolepis diminuta: involvement of IL-5 and eosinophils.

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Substantial data show that infection with helminth parasites ameliorates colitis; however, oxazolone-induced colitis is exaggerated in mice infected with the tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. We tested the hypothesis that the IL-5 response to helminth infection enhances the severity of oxazolone-induced colitis. Mice were infected with H. diminuta and 8 days… (More)
DOI: 10.2353/ajpath.2010.100537

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@article{Wang2010ExacerbationOO, title={Exacerbation of oxazolone colitis by infection with the helminth Hymenolepis diminuta: involvement of IL-5 and eosinophils.}, author={Arthur Wang and Maria Ruweka Fernando and Gabriella Leung and Van Phan and David Mark Smyth and D M McKay}, journal={The American journal of pathology}, year={2010}, volume={177 6}, pages={2850-9} }