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Do helminths cause epilepsy?

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Both helminthiases and epilepsy occur globally, and are particularly prevalent in developing regions of the world. Studies have suggested an association between epilepsy and helminth infection, but a causal relationship is not established in many helminths, except perhaps with neurocysticercosis. We review the available literature on the global burden of helminths, and the epidemiological evidence linking helminths to epilepsy. We discuss possible routes that helminths affect the central nerv...

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Journal:
Parasite immunology More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
11
Pages:
697-705
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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EISSN:
1365-3024
ISSN:
0141-9838
Language:
English
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pubs:185692
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uuid:0a496164-8f18-44c2-9ecf-0c5ae98cfd43
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185692
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2012-12-19

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