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Research Article

Helminth Infection and Eosinophilia and the Risk of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in 1- to 6-Year-Old Children in a Malaria Endemic Area

  • Philip Bejon mail,

    pbejon@kemri-wellcome.org

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Tabitha W. Mwangi,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Brett Lowe,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Norbert Peshu,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Adrian V. S. Hill,

    Affiliations: Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Kevin Marsh

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 06, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000164

About the Authors

Philip Bejon, Tabitha W. Mwangi, Brett Lowe, Norbert Peshu, Kevin Marsh
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographical Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya
Philip Bejon, Adrian V. S. Hill
Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Adrian V. S. Hill
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Kevin Marsh
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: pbejon@kemri-wellcome.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH PB TM KM NP. Performed the experiments: PB TM BL. Analyzed the data: PB. Wrote the paper: PB.