Parasitic Infection and Autoimmunity

Eduard Ling, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra

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    Throughout the evolution humans co-exist with plethora of parasites. Host-parasite interactions are extraordinary complex and may result in elimination of the parasite, development of clinically significant autoimmune, or an immunomodulatory response, that in certain conditions might be even beneficial for the host. In this chapter we explore peculiarities of host immune response to parasite infection along with molecular basis of autoimmune manifestations of certain parasite infections.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInfection and Autoimmunity
    Number of pages35
    ISBN (Electronic)9780323991308
    ISBN (Print)9780323991315
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024


    • Autoimmunity
    • Immunomodulation
    • Parasites
    • Skewing of immune response

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine
    • General Immunology and Microbiology


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