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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 135 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 26%
Student > Bachelor 22 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Professor 10 7%
Researcher 9 7%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 21 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 29%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 20 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 6%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 26 19%

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.
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#2,308,225
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Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#476
of 2,429 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,117
of 243,159 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#17
of 130 outputs
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