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The impact of helminths on the response to immunization and on the incidence of infection and disease in childhood in Uganda: design of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial trial of deworming interventions delivered in pregnancy and early childhood [ISRCTN32849447]
(Society for Clinical Trials, 2007)
Helminths have profound effects on the immune response, allowing long-term survival of parasites with minimal damage to the host. Some of these effects “spill-over”, altering responses to non-helminth antigens or allergens. ...
Associations Between Maternal Helminth and Malaria Infections in Pregnancy and Clinical Malaria in the Offspring: A Birth Cohort in Entebbe, Uganda
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2013)
Helminth and malaria coinfections are common in the tropics. We investigated the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to these parasites might influence susceptibility to malaria in childhood. Methods. In a birth cohort of ...
Risk Factors for Helminth, Malaria, and HIV Infection in Pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda
(Uganda Martyrs University, 2009)
factors for infections informs planning of interventions and analysis of the impact of infections on health outcomes.To describe risk factors for helminths, malaria and HIV in pregnant Ugandan women before intervention in ...
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 ...
Effects of Maternal and Infant Co-infections, and of Maternal Immunization, on the Infant Response to BCG and Tetanus Immunization
Some vaccines show poor efficacy in tropical countries. Within a birth cohort in Uganda, we investigatedfactors that might influence responses to BCG and tetanus immunisation. Whole blood assay responsesto crude culture ...
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 ...