Nodding Syndrome in the Spotlight – Placing Recent Findings in Perspective

Peter Spencer, Erich Schmutzhard, Andrea S. Winkler

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Abstract

Nodding syndrome (NS) is a debated scientific topic. A recently published study suggests that NS is an autoimmune disorder based on findings of cross-reacting antibodies between neuronal structures and a protein present in Onchocerca volvulus (OV). In our opinion, the proposed causal relationship between OV infection and NS has yet to be demonstrated and, instead, OV infection in NS may be opportunistic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-492
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Nodding Syndrome in the Spotlight – Placing Recent Findings in Perspective. / Spencer, Peter; Schmutzhard, Erich; Winkler, Andrea S.

In: Trends in Parasitology, Vol. 33, No. 7, 01.07.2017, p. 490-492.

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Spencer, Peter ; Schmutzhard, Erich ; Winkler, Andrea S. / Nodding Syndrome in the Spotlight – Placing Recent Findings in Perspective. In: Trends in Parasitology. 2017 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 490-492.
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