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An update on the use of helminths to treat Crohn’s and other autoimmunune diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Parasitology Research, December 2008
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Title
An update on the use of helminths to treat Crohn’s and other autoimmunune diseases
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Parasitology Research, December 2008
DOI 10.1007/s00436-008-1297-5
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Authors

Aditya Reddy, Bernard Fried

Abstract

This review updates our previous one (Reddy and Fried, Parasitol Research 100: 921-927, 2007) on Crohn's disease and helminths. The review considers the most recent literature on Trichuris suis therapy and Crohn's and the significant literature on the use of Necator americanus larvae to treat Crohn's and other autoimmune disorders. The pros and cons of helminth therapy as related to autoimmune disorders are discussed in the review. We also discuss the relationship of the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni and T. suis in Crohn's disease. The significant literature on helminths other than N. americanus and T. suis as related to autoimmune diseases is also reviewed.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 59 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 7%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 53 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Master 8 14%
Other 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 51%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Other 4 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2011.
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#1,628,154
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#41,758
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#5
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