Is a helminth always the same as a helminth?


Helmby, H; (2006) Is a helminth always the same as a helminth? Parasite immunology, 28 (6). p. 241. ISSN 0141-9838 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3024.2006.00833.x

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Abstract

Infections with parasitic worms are often uniformly grouped together as 'helminth infections'. The fact that we are dealing with a highly diverse group of organisms, capable of inducing a wide range of different immune responses seems to be generally forgotten and too many simplified assumptions seem to be made regarding these infections. It is time we start to acknowledge this diversity and change the way we approach the immunology of 'helminth infections'.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Research Centre: Neglected Tropical Diseases Network
Web of Science ID: 237597400009
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/11848

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