Intestinal worms and human allergy

@article{Cooper2004IntestinalWA,
  title={Intestinal worms and human allergy},
  author={Philip J. Cooper},
  journal={Parasite Immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26}
}
  • P. Cooper
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasite Immunology
The immunoepidemiological interactions between intestinal worm (or geohelminth) infections and allergy are of great interest to parasitologists, immunologists, and allergists because of the close similarities between the human immune response to geohelminth parasites and environmental allergens. Allergic diseases appear to be most rare in populations living in the rural tropics with high rates of infection with geohelminth parasites, and this has led to suggestions that the relationship between… 
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