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|Title:||Strongyloides hyperinfection and hypogammaglobulinemia|
|Authors:||Seet, R.C.S. |
|Source:||Seet, R.C.S., Lau, L.G., Tambyah, P.A. (2005-05). Strongyloides hyperinfection and hypogammaglobulinemia. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology 12 (5) : 680-682. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1128/CDLI.12.5.680-682.2005|
|Abstract:||We report strongyloides hyperinfection in two patients with generalized hypogammaglobulinemia from multiple myeloma and nephrotic syndrome, despite a significant strongyloides-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) response. In contrast to reports on animals, where human IgG was shown to be a protective antibody, our observation suggests that in humans, immunity to the infective-stage larvae is not protective against the autoinfective larvae, which are the causative agents of strongyloides hyperinfection. Copyright © 2005, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.|
|Source Title:||Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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