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Helminth infection and eosinophilia and the risk of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in 1- to 6-year-old children in a malaria endemic area

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Background: Helminth infection is common in malaria endemic areas, and an interaction between the two would be of considerable public health importance. Animal models suggest that helminth infections may increase susceptibility to malaria, but epidemiological data has been limited and contradictory. Methodology/Principal Findings: In a vaccine trial, we studied 387 one- to six-year-old children for the effect of helminth infections on febrile Plasmodium falciparum malaria episodes. Gastrointe...

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Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Volume:
2
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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URN:
uuid:f66954c6-3a05-4e6e-a0ff-a01787d03f35
Source identifiers:
94805
Local pid:
pubs:94805
Language:
English

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