Immunobiology of hookworm infection.

  title={Immunobiology of hookworm infection.},
  author={Alex Loukas and Stephanie L Constant and Jeffrey Michael Bethony},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  volume={43 2},
Hookworms infect almost one billion people and are a major cause of iron-deficiency anaemia in developing countries of the tropics. Despite their prevalence and the morbidity they cause, little is known about the immune response to this complex eukaryotic parasite. Recent publications have shed light on the human cellular immune responses to hookworms, as well as mechanisms that hookworms utilize to skew the immune response in its favour. Unlike most other human helminth infections, neither age… CONTINUE READING

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