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Effects of helminth co-infections on atopy, asthma and cytokine production in children living in a poor urban area in Latin America

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, January 2014
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Title
Effects of helminth co-infections on atopy, asthma and cytokine production in children living in a poor urban area in Latin America
Published in
BMC Research Notes, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-817
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Authors

Neuza Alcântara-Neves, Gabriela de S G Britto, Rafael Veiga, Camila A Figueiredo, Rosimeire Fiaccone, Jackson S da Conceição, Álvaro Cruz, Laura Rodrigues, Philip Cooper, Lain C Pontes-de-Carvalho, Maurício Barreto

Abstract

Helminths are modulators of the host immune system, and infections with these parasites have been associated with protection against allergies and autoimmune diseases. The human host is often infected with multiple helminth parasites and most studies to date have investigated the effects of helminths in the context of infections with single parasite or types of parasites (e.g. geohelminths). In this study, we investigated how co-infections with three nematodes affect markers of allergic inflammation and asthma in children. We selected Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura, two parasites that inhabit the human intestine and Toxocara spp (Toxocara canis and/or T. cati), intestinal roundworms of dogs and cats that cause systemic larval infection in humans. These parasites were selected as the most prevalent helminth parasites in our study population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 116 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 18%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Professor 10 9%
Researcher 9 8%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 23 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 14 12%
Unknown 28 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2017.
All research outputs
#5,595,731
of 21,321,365 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#853
of 4,121 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,073
of 346,090 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#91
of 425 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,321,365 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 4,121 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its peers.
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