Antagonisms and synergisms between Schistosoma haematobium and soil transmitted helminths in southwest cameroon

L Nkengazong, RM Ngoudjou Tchuente, F Njiokou, S Wanji, F Teukeng, P Enyong, Assonganyi Tazoacha

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We show antagonisms and synergisms between Schistosoma haematobium, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Trichuris trichiura in co-infected hosts in southwest Cameroon. The mean intensity of each of the parasites varied according to whether the co-infecting parasite was S. haematobium, A. lumbricoides, or T. trichiura. Using immunological phenomena already described in the literature, we suggest reasons for these interactions between the parasites.


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Schistosoma haematobium, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, synergism, antagonism

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