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[Parasitic helminths as medicines].

Authors
  • Długońska, Henryka
Type
Published Article
Journal
Wiadomości parazytologiczne
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
56
Issue
1
Pages
19–22
Identifiers
PMID: 20450004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many recent epidemiologic and experimental data showed immunomodulatory action of several helminths. Of particular interest have been the results demonstrating that helminths infections are able to inhibit the development of autoimmune processes and pathology in animal experimental models, and probably in humans. The article presents and discusses selected aspects of this novel therapeutic approach which seems particularly important for combat a dramatic rise in the incidence of allergy and autoimmune diseases in the West.

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