TITLE

SCHISTOSOMIASIS: A MULTIPLICITY OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY

AUTHOR(S)
Warren, Kenneth S.
PUB. DATE
September 1976
SOURCE
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Sep76, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Human schistosomiasis involves three different species of blood flukes, which produce a series of disease states involving multiple immunologic mechanisms and responses. The host-parasite relation in schistosomiasis is complex, involving three different stages of the parasite within the host, each producing secretions, excretions and breakdown products. The organisms, which survive skin penetration and the relatively inefficient host immunologic defense mechanisms, continue their migration from the lungs to the liver where they mate and pass down into the mesenteric and vesical plexuses.
ACCESSION #
12514738

 

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