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Acquired immunity and reinfection to Schistosoma japonicum V. A prospective study on the susceptibility and resistance in humans to reinfection by S. japonicum

Li YueSheng; Zhang XinYue; Li Yi; Sleigh, A.C.; Ross, A.G.P.; Williams, G.M.; Tanner, M.; McManus, D.P.

Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control 13(5): 273-277

2001


Accession: 003632375

A study was conducted to identify potentially immunogenetically informative individuals on the basis of epidemiological susceptibility or resistance to Schistosoma japonicum infection and provide further evidence for age-dependent resistance to reinfection by S. japonicum. After a cross-sectional survey in 1996, a total of 250 individuals living on the two islands (Qingshan and Yanjiashan) of Dongting Lake in China were selected for praziquantel treatment and a 2-year follow-up study.

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