Soil-transmitted helminth infection and skin prick test reactivity in children

Schenny Regina Lubis, Lily Irsa, Rita Evalina, Supriatmo Supriatmo, M. Sjabaroeddin
2014 Paediatrica Indonesiana  
Allergic diseases cause an increasingly large burden in developed countries and in urban areas of middleincome countries. Parasitic infections may induce allergic responses in humans, particularly soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections that are prevalent in childhood in developing countries. Although soil-transmitted helminth infections have been associated with lower prevalence of allergen skin test reactivity, study outcomes remain inconclusive. Objective To analyze for an association
more » ... an association between STH infections and skin prick test reactivity in children.
doi:10.14238/pi53.1.2014.09 fatcat:pydnvm44tje5vdvkmw3zv56ihi