Parasitic Helminths: New Weapons against Immunological Disorders

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Osada, Yoshio; Kanazawa, Tamotsu;
(2010)

The prevalence of allergic and autoimmune diseases is increasing in developed countries, possibly due to reduced exposure to microorganisms in childhood (hygiene hypothesis). Epidemiological and experimental evidence in support of this hypothesis is accumulating. In thi... View more
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