The immunology of parasite infections in immunocompromised hosts

T. Evering, L. M. Weiss

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Abstract

Immune compromise can modify the severity and manifestation of some parasitic infections. More widespread use of newer immnosuppressive therapies, the growing population of individuals with immunocompromised states as well as the prolonged survival of these patients have altered the pattern of parasitic infection. This review article discusses the burden and immunology of parasitic infections in patients who are immunocompromised secondary to congenital immunodeficiency, malnutrition, malignancy, and immunosuppressive medications. This review does not address the literature on parasitic infections in the setting of HIV-1 infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-565
Number of pages17
JournalParasite Immunology
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • HTLV-1
  • Immunocompromised
  • Steriods
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Immunology

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