Taxonomy: Trypanosoma (Sleeping Sickness)
Animal: Trypanosoma brucei (research) 1 01.jpg
Autoimmunity in trypanosome infections - anti-fibrin/fibrinogen (anti-F) autoantibody in T.brucei infections in rabbit. see Boreham and Facer 1974. IJP 4: 601-607. This IgM antibody formed during infection may have a benefical effect of forming complexes with fibrin in tissues aiding their phagocytosis and removal from the circulation. -see Boreham 1988 DSc. Peter Boreham studied the pathogenesis of trypanosomiasis extensively in 1960s and 1970s in Africa.
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