parasitic worm

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Noun1.parasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukesparasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
class Trematoda, Trematoda - parasitic flatworms (including flukes)
Cestoda, class Cestoda - tapeworms
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
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These adverse effects of helminth infections contribute in establishing and keeping the vicious cycle of helminth infection, poverty, reduced productivity, and weak socioeconomic development.
2007b) reported that wastewater use in peri-urban agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam, did not increase the risk of helminth infection, while a lack of sanitation facilities and use of excreta for fertilizer did.
Regulatory T cells limit induction of protective immunity and promote immune pathology following intestinal helminth infection.
Interventions providing dietary support need to be complemented with attempts to increase screening and treatment for anaemia, helminth infection and HIV in children at risk.
Schistosomiasis is a helminth infection that can also persist for decades.
While much of the evidence is correlative, there may be a causal relationship between helminth infection and reduced sensitivity to allergens.
2000) found concentrations of Ascaris of between 66 and 136/g in biosolids in Mexico City, probably due to an increased incidence of helminth infection in the population.
Anthony RM, Rutitzky LI, Urban JF, Stadecker MJ, Gause WC (2007) Protective immune mechanisms in helminth infection.
Age related prevalence intensity and frequency distribution of gastrointestinal helminth infection in urban slum children from Kaulalampur.
South Africa (SA) suffers from the highest burden of HIV/AIDS and TB, especially in poor communities where helminth infection is endemic.
Among specific topics are the complex armory of plant-parasitic nematodes, the regulation of immunity and inflammation following intestinal Helminth infection, the genetics and mechanisms of drug resistance in nematodes, the current status and future possibility of a vaccine against Haemonchus contortus, and proteases of nematodes from free-living to parasite.