Severe malaria attack is associated with high prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides infection among children in rural Senegal.

@article{Hesran2004SevereMA,
  title={Severe malaria attack is associated with high prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides infection among children in rural Senegal.},
  author={Jean-Yves Le Hesran and Jean Akiana and El Hadji Malick Ndiaye and Mar{\`e}me Dia and Paul Senghor and Lassana Konat{\'e}},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={397-9}
}
In human populations, the concomitance of various parasitic infections can induce modifications of the specific immune response to each pathogen and thus induce changes in their clinical expression. Several studies, however, have produced conflicting results. To study the hypothesis that there is an association between helminthiasis and the occurrence of severe malaria a prospective case-control study was carried out in a rural zone of Senegal where 105 presumptive severe malaria attacks were… CONTINUE READING