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Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda:DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations
(Cambridge University Press, 2009-07)
Representative samples of Ugandan Schistosoma mansoni from Lake Albert and Lake Victoria were examined using DNA barcoding, sequence analysis of two partially overlapping regions – ASMIT (396 bp) & MORGAN (617 bp) – of the ...
Increases in Human T Helper 2 Cytokine Responses to Schistosoma mansoni Worm and Worm- Tegument Antigens Are Induced by Treatmentwith Praziquantel
(Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2004-07-24)
Levels of Schistosoma mansoni–induced interleukin (IL)–4 and IL-5 and posttreatment levels of immunoglobulin E recognizing the parasite’s tegument (Teg) correlate with human resistance to subsequent reinfection after ...
Changes in IgE- and Antigen-dependent histamine-release in peripheral blood of Schistosoma mansoni-infected Ugandan fishermen after treatment with praziquantel
(BioMed Central Ltd, 2004-04)
Background: Parasite-specific IgE levels correlate with human resistance to reinfection with Schistosoma spp. after chemotherapy. Although the role of eosinophils in schistosomiasis has been the focus of a great deal of ...
Progress towards countrywide control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Uganda
(Elsevier Ltd., 2005-03-09)
Schistosomiasis caused by infection with Schistosoma mansoni is a serious public health burden in 38 of the 56 districts of Uganda. This article reviews the initial experience of the national control programme. Launched ...