Immunopathology of Dirofilaria immitis Infection

  title={Immunopathology of Dirofilaria immitis Infection},
  author={Fernando Sim{\'o}n and Laura Helen Kramer and Angela Rom{\'a}n and Wilfredo Blasini and Rodrigo Morch{\'o}n and Cristina Marcos-Atxutegi and Giulio Grandi and Claudio Genchi},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
Heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis affects canine and feline hosts, with infections occasionally being reported in humans. Studies have shown that both dirofilarial antigens and those derived from its bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia, interact with the host organism during canine, feline and human infections and participate in the development of the pathology and in the regulation of the host’s immune response. Both innate and acquired immune responses are observed and the… CONTINUE READING
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