Immunity in humans to Necator americanus‐. IgE, parasite weight and fecundity

@article{Pritchard1995ImmunityIH,
  title={Immunity in humans to Necator americanus‐. IgE, parasite weight and fecundity},
  author={Denny Pritchard and Rupert J Quinnell and E A Walsh},
  journal={Parasite Immunology},
  year={1995},
  volume={17}
}
The effect of the humoral immune response on the weight and fecundity of the hookworm Necator americanus was examined in an endemically‐infected human population. There was a highly significant negative correlation between total IgE levels and parasite weight and fecundity, after controlling for any effects of host age and hookworm burden. This correlation was present both at initial treatment and after 2 years' reinfection. There was a similar negative correlation between the number of… Expand
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