Prevalence of antibodies against Ascaris suum and its association with allergic manifestations in 4-year-old children in the Netherlands: the PIAMA birth cohort study

@article{Pinelli2009PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies against Ascaris suum and its association with allergic manifestations in 4-year-old children in the Netherlands: the PIAMA birth cohort study},
  author={Elena Pinelli and Saskia M. Willers and Denise Hoek and Henriette A Smit and Laetitia M. Kortbeek and Myrte Hoekstra and Johan C. de Jongste and Frans van Knapen and Dirkje Postma and M Kerkhof and Rob C Aalberse and J. W. B. van der Giessen and Bert A Brunekreef},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={1327-1334}
}
The association between helminth infections and childhood atopic diseases remains controversial. The majority of studies have been carried out in tropical areas, whereas less information is available from western countries with low intensity of helminth infections. In the Netherlands, the infection of pigs with Ascaris suum is very common, particularly on pig farms with outdoor facilities. This helminth can also infect humans, causing visceral larva migrans. This study aims at determining the… CONTINUE READING

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