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Toxocara and asthma

By Elena Pinelli, Irma Van Die, Jan Dormans, C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor)

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The incidence of allergic diseases is increasing worldwide and although it is not clear how, several explanations, including exposure to infections, have been proposed (reviewed in Bresciani et al., 2005). Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that infection with Toxocara worms stimulates atopic diseases.

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Deborah Maron

Publication Title Toxocara: The Enigmatic Parasite.
ISBN/ISSN 9781845930264
Publisher CABI
URL http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2006/20063030145.pdf
Language English
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  1. Animal parasitic diseases
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Asthma
  4. Cats
  5. Health
  6. Helminthiasis
  7. Infections
  8. Infectious diseases
  9. Lungs
  10. nematodes
  11. Parasites
  12. Public health
  13. risk factors