Per Kallestrup

Schistosomiasis and HIV-1 infection in rural Zimbabwe: implications of coinfection for excretion of eggs

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  • Per Kallestrup
  • Rutendo Zinyama, Zimbabwe
  • Exnevia Gomo, Zimbabwe
  • Anthony E Butterworth, Zimbabwe
  • Govert J van Dam, Netherlands
  • Christian Erikstrup
  • Henrik Ullum, Center for inflammation og Metabolisme, Rigshospitalet, Klinisk Immunologi, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Stunted development and reduced fecundity of Schistosoma parasites in immunodeficient mice and the impaired ability of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1)-infected humans to excrete schistosome eggs have been described. This study explores the effect that HIV-1-associated immunodeficiency has on the excretion of schistosome eggs in a large cohort of coinfected individuals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Pages (from-to)1311-20
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

    Research areas

  • Adult, Age Distribution, Body Mass Index, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Cohort Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Parasite Egg Count, Regression Analysis, Rural Health, Schistosomiasis, Urine, Zimbabwe

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