Human IgE responses to Schistosoma mansoni and resistance to reinfection.

@article{Dunne1992HumanIR,
  title={Human IgE responses to Schistosoma mansoni and resistance to reinfection.},
  author={David W. Dunne and Anthony E. Butterworth and Anthony J. C. Fulford and John Henry Ouma and Robert F. Sturrock},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1992},
  volume={87 Suppl 4},
  pages={
          99-103
        }
}
Schistosoma mansoni infected Kenyan patients were treated and the intensities of their reinfections were followed over the next two years. In addition, their pre- and six month post-treatment serum levels of IgG1-4, IgM, and IgE, specific for schistosomula, egg and adult worm, were measured in ELISA. No reinfection took place before six months post-treatment. Reinfection intensities varied with age; the younger children becoming reinfected at significantly higher intensities than older… CONTINUE READING
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