The book also addresses how it has recently been demonstrated that helminth (worm) infections have negative effects on allergic disease manifestation. Scientists now believe that regulatory cell populations appear to control Th1 and Th2 immune responses. Regulatory cells such as T and B cells, natural killer T cells, mast cells and basophiles, all come under the scrutiny of the international teams that contribute to this important work. Many of these cells also respond to parasites and house dust mite droppings.
This is important reading for students wishing to study how house dust mites affect human health
Chemical Immunology and Allergy, Vol.90, Editors M. Capron; F. Trottein, Lille 2006, ISBN 3-8055-7974-8