Prevention of changes in airway function facilitates Strongyloides venezuelensis infection in rats.

@article{Ferreira2007PreventionOC,
  title={Prevention of changes in airway function facilitates Strongyloides venezuelensis infection in rats.},
  author={Caroline M Ferreira and Ana Terezinha de Moura Pereira and Rafael de Paula E Silva Felice de Souza and Geovanni dantas Cassali and Danielle G Souza and Virg{\'i}nia Soares Lemos and Mauro M Teixeira and D Negr{\~a}o-Corr{\^e}a},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={813-20}
}
Alterations in lung function and pulmonary symptoms have been described in patients infected with helminths with a lung cycle. We have previously shown that infection with the nematode Strongyloides venezuelensis induced a significant increase in airway hyperreactivity in infected rats. The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that bronchodilation during the lung phase of parasite migration would favor completion of the life cycle and infection indices. For this purpose, S… CONTINUE READING

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