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Treatment with anthelminthics during pregnancy: what gains and what risks for the mother and child?
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
In 1994 and 2002, respectively, theWorld Health Organisation proposed that treatment for hookworm and schistosomiasis could be provided during pregnancy. It was hoped that this might have benefits for maternal anaemia, ...
Maternal hookworm modifies risk factors for childhood eczema: results from a birth cohort in Uganda
(Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2014)
Background: Worms may protect against allergy. Early-life worm exposure may be critical, but this has not been fully investigated. Objectives: To investigate whether worms in pregnancy and in early childhood are associated ...
Impact of Anthelminthic Treatment in Pregnancy and Childhood on Immunisations, Infections and Eczema in Childhood: A Randomised Controlled Trial
(Uganda Martyrs University, 2012)
Background: Helminth infections may modulate immune responses to unrelated pathogens and allergens; these effects may commence prenatally. We addressed the hypothesis that anthelminthic treatment in pregnancy and early ...
Effect of Single-Dose Anthelmintic Treatment During Pregnancy on an Infant’s Response to Immunisation and on Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases in Infancy: a Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Helminth infections aff ect the human immune response. We investigated whether prenatal exposure to and treatment of maternal helminth infections aff ects development of an infant’s immune response toimmunisations and ...