HTLV-1 decreases Th2 type of immune response in patients with strongyloidiasis.

@article{Porto2001HTLV1DT,
  title={HTLV-1 decreases Th2 type of immune response in patients with strongyloidiasis.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lia Fonseca Porto and Franklin A. Neva and Henrique von Hertwig Bittencourt and W Lisboa and Robert Thompson and L. Alberto Alc{\'a}ntara and Edgar Marcelino de Carvalho},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={503-7}
}
Eosinophils, immunoglobulin (Ig)E and cytokines have important roles in defence mechanisms against helminths. In this study, the influence of HTLV-1 infection, characterized by a Th1 type of immune response, was evaluated on the cytokine pattern and parasitic specific IgE response in patients with strongyloidiasis. Patients were divided into four groups: strongyloidiasis without HTLV-1 infection, strongyloidiasis with HTLV-1, HTLV-1 without strongyloidiasis and controls without either helminth… CONTINUE READING
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