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  1. Filariasis : nutritional interactions in human and animal hosts.

    Article - En anglais

    Vector-borne nematodes of the Order Filarioidea produce chronic, debilitating human infections which are usually non-fatal but are associated with a high degree of severe morbidity.

    Weight loss often accompanies infection and is probably a consequence of the increased energy cost associated with filarial fever, lymphangitis and lymphadenitis.

    In onchocerciasis, weight loss is associated with heavv worm loads as assessed by abundant nodules and large numbers of skin microfilariae.

    Experimental infections using rodent filariae have confirmed these observations and have also shown that low protein diets render hosts more susceptible to infection; nevertheless, parasite growth and embryogenesis is retarded in stunted female worms from protein deficient animals.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Homme, Animal, Malnutrition, Trouble nutrition, Article synthèse, Onchocercose, Répartition géographique, Wuchereria bancrofti, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Onchocerca volvulus, Brugia malayi, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Peau pathologie, Oeil pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Human, Animal, Malnutrition, Nutrition disorder, Review, Onchocerciasis, Geographic distribution, Wuchereria bancrofti, Nematoda, Nemathelminthia, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Onchocerca volvulus, Brugia malayi, Mortality, Epidemiology, Skin disease, Eye disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0134536

    Code Inist : 002B05E03B4E. Création : 199406.