The clinical and immunologic responses of normal human volunteers to low dose hookworm (Necator americanus) infection.

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Five normal human volunteers were exposed to approximately 50 infective larvae of Necator americanus and were observed for the development of clinical signs or symptoms and for changes in blood eosinophil levels, IgG antibody titers, total and parasite-specific IgE, and lymphocyte blastogenic responses for 6-10 weeks. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed on… (More)

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@article{Maxwell1987TheCA, title={The clinical and immunologic responses of normal human volunteers to low dose hookworm (Necator americanus) infection.}, author={Cory D Maxwell and Rabia Hussain and T B Nutman and Rachel Poindexter and Maria D Little and Gerhard A. Schad and Eric A. Ottesen}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={1987}, volume={37 1}, pages={126-34} }