Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

How Helminths Alter Immunity to Infection

Editors: Horsnell, William (Ed.)

  • Reviews the current understanding of how helminth infections impact the ability to control unrelated infections
  • Covers new evidence about helminth infections controlling allergy and immune mechanisms
  • Examines helminth infections protecting against various auto-immune diseases
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About this book

Helminth infections are common, cause considerable pathology, and alter a host’s immune profile. This can have important consequences not only on the host’s ability to control a helminth infection, but also on their ability to control unrelated infections. In endemic areas, understanding how helminth infection influences the outcome of common infectious diseases and changes the efficacy of childhood vaccination programs is an important public health question.

This book reviews how host immunity to helminths alters our ability to respond to the major pathogens that exist in helminth endemic regions. Current understanding of how helminths alter important but relatively neglected contributors to the host’s anti-helminth immune responses are addressed, namely host antibody responses and how maternal infection may alter a child’s immune development. These are discussed in relation to the control of helminth infection and unrelated infections. Also covered are how helminth infections alter the host’s ability to control TB, HIV and malarial infections along with neglected bacterial infections, such as cholera, and how endemic helminth infections are likely to alter our ability to respond to life-saving vaccination strategies.

About the authors

William Horsnell is an immunologist at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests center on how parasitic helminth infections alter host immunity and the ability to control both the helminth and unrelated diseases.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Role of Antibody in Parasitic Helminth Infections

    Logan, Erin (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Maternal Helminth Infections

    Straubinger, Kathrin (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Helminth-M. Tb Co-Infection

    du Plessis, Nelita (et al.)

    Pages 49-74

  • Bacterial Infections and Vaccines

    Bobat, Saeeda (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Helpful or a Hindrance: Co-infections with Helminths During Malaria

    Layland, Laura E. (et al.)

    Pages 99-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Helminths Alter Immunity to Infection
Editors
  • William Horsnell
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
828
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1489-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1489-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1488-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5419-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 illustrations in colour
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