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Trends Parasitol. 2015 Nov;31(11):534-535. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.001.

Can Helminth Infection Reverse Microbial Dysbiosis?

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1
Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: png.loke@nyumc.org.
2
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Electronic address: limailian@um.edu.my.

Abstract

There is growing interest in treating inflammatory conditions with helminth infection. Recently, Loukas and colleagues have reported promising results from using experimental hookworm infection to reduce gluten sensitivity in celiac disease patients. Analysis of microbiota samples from the trial is contributing to our understanding of the complexity underlying helminth–microbiota–host relationships.

PMID:
26604162
PMCID:
PMC4752385
DOI:
10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.001
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