• immunological
  • The aim of this study was to assess the impact of asymptomatic helminth infection on the immunological response among TB patients with and without HIV, their house hold contacts and community controls. (diva-portal.org)
  • These findings also support the premise that natural exposure to helminths such as T suis affords protection from immunological diseases like Crohn's disease. (bmj.com)
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  • less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: Helminth co-infection rate was 29% in TB patients and 21% in both community control and household contacts (p = 0.3) where Ascaris lumbricoides was the most prevalent parasite. (diva-portal.org)
  • less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: One third of smear positive TB patients were infected with helminths. (diva-portal.org)
  • Crohn's disease is common in highly industrialised Western countries where helminths are rare and uncommon in less developed areas of the world where most people carry worms. (bmj.com)