Allergy and parasites

Fabrizio Bruschi, Maria Ilma Araujo, William Harnett, Elena Pinelli

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It is estimated that at least one-fifth of the world’s population suffers from allergic diseases (atopic asthma and allergic rhinitis are the most common). Different factors contribute to the development of allergies; a predisposing genetic background is needed; however, environmental factors play an important role, among them is the exposure to infectious agents.
Original languageEnglish
Article number502562
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parasitology Research
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2013


  • allergic disease
  • atopic asthma
  • allergic rhinitis
  • parasites


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