Per Kallestrup

Schistosomiasis and HIV in rural Zimbabwe: efficacy of treatment of schistosomiasis in individuals with HIV coinfection

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  • Per Kallestrup
  • Rutendo Zinyama
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  • Exnevia Gomo
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  • Anthony E Butterworth
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  • Govert J van Dam
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  • Jan Gerstoft, Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Københavns Universitetshospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  • Christian Erikstrup
  • Henrik Ullum, Institut for International Sundhed, Københavns Universitet, Denmark
There is evidence from experimental models that the praziquantel-induced clearance of schistosomiasis is dependent on the host's immune response. Consequently, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related immunodeficiency may impair the effect of praziquantel treatment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Pages (from-to)1781-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Adult, Anthelmintics, Antigens, Helminth, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Feces, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Parasite Egg Count, Praziquantel, Schistosomiasis, Viral Load, Zimbabwe

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