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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened by the Regional Office for Europe, Scientific Group on Intestinal Protozoan and Helminthic Infections, Working Paper, No. 70.18: Immunology of Human Hookworm Infections

By Thomas A. Miller

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Title: World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened by the Regional Office for Europe, Scientific Group on Intestinal Protozoan and Helminthic Infections, Working Paper, No. 70.18: Immunology of Human Hookworm Infections  
Author: Thomas A. Miller
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Miller, T. A. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened by the Regional Office for Europe, Scientific Group on Intestinal Protozoan and Helminthic Infections, Working Paper, No. 70.18. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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The following review and discussion of the immunology of hookworm i n f e c t i o n i n man is excerpted, with minor e d i t i n g , from a recent review (Miller, 1979). The review covers two aspects of the imunological r e a c t i o n s i n man acquired as a r e s u l t of previous exposure to hookworms and t o t h e i r a n t i g e n i c f r a c t i o n s , categorized i n diagnostic and p r o t e c t i v e classes. The f i r s t concerns s e r o l o g i c a l o r host t i s s u e reactions t h a t may have p o t e n t i a l diagnostic value b u t f o r which evidence of a functional p r o t e c t i v e a c t i o n i s lacking. In the second section the evidence f o r the occurrence i n the manlhookworm system of a Functional p r o t e c t i v e resistance to r e i n f e c t i o n is discussed.

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