Responses to malarial antigens are altered in helminth-infected children.

  title={Responses to malarial antigens are altered in helminth-infected children.},
  author={Franca C. Hartgers and Benedicta Baffoah Obeng and Yvonne C. M. Kruize and Annemiek Dijkhuis and Matthew McCall and Robert W. Sauerwein and Adrian J F Luty and Daniel Adjei Boakye and Maria Yazdanbakhsh},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={199 10},
Malaria and helminth infections often coincide in the same tropical regions. Studies of the consequences of helminth and malaria coinfection in humans have been few and are mainly epidemiological, with little information on cellular immune responses. In this study, we investigated the antimalarial immune responses of Ghanaian children living in a rural area with a high prevalence of both helminth infection and Plasmodium falciparum infection. Whole blood specimens were cultured with P… CONTINUE READING