Helminth infections are associated with protection from malaria-related acute renal failure and jaundice in Thailand.

@article{Nacher2001HelminthIA,
  title={Helminth infections are associated with protection from malaria-related acute renal failure and jaundice in Thailand.},
  author={Mathieu Nacher and Pratap Singhasivanon and Udomsak Silachamroon and Sombat Treeprasertsuk and Suparp Vannaphan and Boubacar Traor{\'e} and Frederick P. Gay and Sornchai Looareesuwan},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={834-6}
}
Following studies showing an association between helminth infections and protection from cerebral malaria, we compared 22 patients with malaria-associated acute renal failure with 157 patients with moderately severe malaria. Helminths were associated with protection from renal failure (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 0.16 [0.03-0.85], P = 0.03). Helminth-infected controls were less likely to have jaundice (AOR, 0.39 [0.16-0.96], P = 0.04) or to have peripheral mature schizonts (AOR, 0.2 [0.07-0.62… CONTINUE READING