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Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus.

by on February 22, 2017

Source: Sci Transl Med. 2017 Feb 15;9(377).

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Date of publication: February, 2017.

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell: This study suggests that Nodding Syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy, may be caused by an autoimmune response to parasitic proteins of a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness.

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