Genetic and household determinants of predisposition to human hookworm infection in a Brazilian community.

@article{Quinnell2010GeneticAH,
  title={Genetic and household determinants of predisposition to human hookworm infection in a Brazilian community.},
  author={Rupert J. Quinnell and Rachel L. Pullan and Lutz Ph Breitling and Stefan Michael Geiger and Bonnie Cundill and Rodrigo Corr{\^e}a-Oliveira and Simon J. Brooker and Jeffrey Michael Bethony},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 6},
  pages={954-61}
}
BACKGROUND Predisposition to heavy or light human hookworm infection is consistently reported in treatment-reinfection studies. A significant role for host genetics in determining hookworm infection intensity has also been shown, but the relationship between host genetics and predisposition has not been investigated. METHODS A treatment-reinfection study was conducted among 1302 individuals in Brazil. Bivariate variance components analysis was used to estimate heritability for pretreatment… CONTINUE READING
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