Strongyloides stercoralis

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  • Strongyloides Stercoralis : A Closer Look

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    Strongyloides stercoralis: A Closer Look in Threadworms Introduction Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic intestinal nematode that primarily infects humans; however, other Strongyloides species can also infect animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other primates.1 S. stercoralis is known to cause strongyloidiasis to humans.1 Infection with S. stercoralis can be a lifelong issue and can result in a chronic disease with varying symptoms.2 Although S. stercoralis is estimated to infect

  • Causes Of Strongyloidiasis

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    Strongyloidiasis is a human disease caused by a parasite belonging to a group of soil transmitted helminth. The causative organ for this intestinal infection is Strongyloides stercoralis and S. fuelleborni being the only other species of Strongyloides that infects humans. This species that commonly infects non-human primates can also cause infections in humans (Ashford and Barnish, 1989; Ashford et al., 1992; Zerpa et al., 2014) is thus zoonotic in nature. Furthermore, strongyloidiasis caused by

  • Logic Based Mechanistic Model Of CD4 And T Cell Phenotypes

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    In this study, we sought to investigate possible CD4+ T cell phenotypes under diverse environmental conditions, and how the dosage of extracellular inputs (cytokines and TCR) regulates these phenotypes. To study these questions, we build a knowledge driven logic based mechanistic model of CD4+ T-cells. We performed extensive search of published literature to build the model, however it is possible that model may have missing links or components. Logic based models found to be useful in the absence

  • Pneumonia Disease Research Paper

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    Pneumonia is a common disease, which occurs in all age groups. However, pneumonia is the leading cause of death in elderly, people who are chronically and terminally ill, and children under five years old worldwide. It can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and chemical or physical injury to the lungs. Pneumonia is an irregular inflammatory condition of the lung. It is often described as inflammation and abnormal fluid filling of the