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Journal of Parasitology Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 296856, 11 pages
Clinical Study

The Effect of Antihelminthic Treatment on Subjects with Asthma from an Endemic Area of Schistosomiasis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, and Placebo-Controlled Trial

1Serviço de Imunologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), 40110-160 Salvador, BA, Brazil
2Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade do Estado da Bahia UNEB, 41.150-000 Salvador, BA, Brazil
3Instituto Nacional de Ciências e Tecnologia em Doenças Tropicais (INCT-DT/CNPq-MCT), Brazil
4ProAR, Núcleo de Excelência em Asma, Universidade Federal da Bahia 40110-160 Salvador, BA, Brazil
5Faculdade de Farmácia, UFBA 40110-160 Salvador, BA, Brazil
6Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, EBMSP, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Received 14 April 2012; Revised 15 June 2012; Accepted 21 June 2012

Academic Editor: Elena Pinelli

Copyright © 2012 Maria Cecilia F. Almeida et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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