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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Mar-Apr;97(2):198-9.

Increased frequency of malaria attacks in subjects co-infected by intestinal worms and Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

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  • 1Unité d'Epidemiologie, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, B. P. 220, Dakar, Sénégal.


The influence of intestinal worm infections on malaria was studied in individuals from Dielmo, Senegal in 1998. Results suggest that, compared with those infected, individuals free of helminths had the same degree of protection against malaria as that provided by sickle-cell trait, the most potent factor of resistance to malaria identified to date.

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