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

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Science Translational Medicine  15 Feb 2017:
Vol. 9, Issue 377, eaaf6953
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf6953

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vol. 9 no. 377

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  • Received for publication March 16, 2016
  • Accepted for publication November 17, 2016

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  1. Tory P. Johnson1,
  2. Richa Tyagi1,
  3. Paul R. Lee1,
  4. Myoung-Hwa Lee1,
  5. Kory R. Johnson2,
  6. Jeffrey Kowalak3,
  7. Abdel Elkahloun4,
  8. Marie Medynets5,
  9. Alina Hategan1,
  10. Joseph Kubofcik6,
  11. James Sejvar7,
  12. Jeffrey Ratto8,
  13. Sudhir Bunga8,
  14. Issa Makumbi9,
  15. Jane R. Aceng9,
  16. Thomas B. Nutman6,
  17. Scott F. Dowell10 and
  18. Avindra Nath1,*
  1. 1Section of Infections of the Nervous System, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  2. 2Bioinformatics Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  3. 3Clinical Proteomics Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  4. 4Microarray Core Facility, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  5. 5Neural Differentiation Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  6. 6Helminth Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  7. 7Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
  8. 8Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
  9. 9Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda.
  10. 10Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: natha{at}ninds.nih.gov

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