Intestinal helminths and malnutrition are independently associated with protection from cerebral malaria in Thailand.

@article{Nacher2002IntestinalHA,
  title={Intestinal helminths and malnutrition are independently associated with protection from cerebral malaria in Thailand.},
  author={Mathieu Nacher and Pratap Singhasivanon and Sombat Treeprasertsuk and Suparp Vannaphan and Boubacar Traor{\'e} and Sornchai Looareesuwan and Frederick P. Gay},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={5-13}
}
Although human infection with Ascaris appears to be associated with protection from cerebral malaria, there are many potential socio-economic and nutritional confounders related to helminth infection that need to be considered. In a hospital-based study, 37 cases of cerebral malaria and 61 cases of non-severe malaria with high parasite biomass (i.e. hyperparasitaemia and/or circulating schizonts) answered a structured questionnaire and were screened for intestinal helminths. Logistic regression… CONTINUE READING

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