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Cardioprotective manifestations of chronic helminth infections: new aspects of an old disease
  1. Amir Abdoli1,
  2. Sima Rasti2
  1. 1 Department of Parasitology, Tarbiat Modares University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2 Department of Parasitology, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amir Abdoli, Department of Parasitology, Tarbiat Modares University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14115-111, Iran; a.abdoli{at}

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We read with great interest the recent review article by Nunes et al 1 regarding cardiac manifestations of parasitic diseases. The authors adeptly reviewed direct and indirect manifestations of protozoan and helminthic infections on the heart function. However, we would like to make additional points about cardioprotective manifestations of chronic helminth infections to offer new aspects from these infections. On the one hand, it is well documented that chronic helminth infections alter immune response towards anti-inflammatory conditions and can …

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  • Contributors AA designed and wrote the manuscript. SR reviewed the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.