Intestinal helminth infestation is associated with increased bronchial responsiveness in children.

Abstract

Non-atopic asthma is the predominant phenotype in non-affluent parts of Latin America. We recently reported that infestation with Ascaris lumbricoides increased the risk of non-atopic asthma in less affluent areas of Brazil but the mechanism is unclear. The present study was conducted to determine whether helminth infestation is associated with heightened… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.20833

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@article{Silva2008IntestinalHI, title={Intestinal helminth infestation is associated with increased bronchial responsiveness in children.}, author={Emerson Rodrigues da Silva and Peter D. Sly and Marilyn U de Pereira and L A Pinto and Marcus Herbert Jones and Paulo M{\'a}rcio Condessa Pitrez and Renato Tetelbom Stein}, journal={Pediatric pulmonology}, year={2008}, volume={43 7}, pages={662-5} }