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Therapy with Helminths MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Therapy with Helminths
Tree Number(s)
E02.960
Unique ID
D061147
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D061147
Scope Note
The treatment of immune system diseases by deliberate infestation with helminths. This therapy is partly based on the HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS which states that the absence of parasites increases immune dysregulation because of the lack of stimulation of REGULATORY T-CELLS.
Entry Term(s)
Helminthic Therapy
See Also
Hygiene Hypothesis
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Therapy with Helminths Preferred
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