Atkins, Neil S.; Lindo, John F.; Lee, Michael G.; Hanchard, Barrie; Robinson, Ralph D.; Bundy, D. A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Immunomodulatory effects of concurrent HTLV-I infection in strongyloidiasis
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Retrovirology
Date of Publication
Suppression of host immune responses targeted at autoinfective Strongyloides stercoralis filariform larvae can lead to hyperinfection and disseminated disease. The causes of such immunosuppression are diverse, but it has become increasingly clear that concurrent infection with HTLV-1 in strongyloidiasis patients can promote progression to overwhelming clinical disease that is refractory to chemotherapy.....