Liver involvement in human schistosomiasis mansoni. Regression of immunological and biochemical disease markers after specific treatment.

@article{Zwingenberger1988LiverII,
  title={Liver involvement in human schistosomiasis mansoni. Regression of immunological and biochemical disease markers after specific treatment.},
  author={K. Zwingenberger and Gundel Harms and Hermann Feldmeier and Olaf Mueller and Andreas Steiner and Ulrich Bienzle},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={1988},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={263-75}
}
Peripheral blood cholyglycine and procollagen-III-peptide were measured in 22 Zairean patients with hepatomegaly caused by S. mansoni before and after treatment with praziquantel. Circulating T-cell subsets and cutaneous in vivo delayed type hypersensitivity were assessed; serum neopterin and beta 2-microglobulin served as indicators for macrophage/lymphocyte activation. The results were compared to age and sex matched patients with S. mansoni infection limited to the intestinal tract and… CONTINUE READING