Immunopathology during African TrypanosomosisJennifer Cnops1,2, Magdalena Radwanska3 and Stefan Magez1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Stefan Magez
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 11, 2015 Accepted Date: December 30, 2015 Published Date: January 06, 2016
Citation: Cnops J, Radwanska M, Magez S (2016) Immunopathology during African Trypanosomosis. J Trop Dis 4:197. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000197
Copyright: © 2016 Cnops J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
African trypanosomes are the causative agents of Human African Trypanosomosis (HAT), otherwise termed ‘Sleeping Sickness’, and Animal African Trypanosomosis (AAT) or ‘Nagana’. These parasites infect humans and animals throughout the African continent, where they cause death and impair economic development. In this review we describe the events leading to the onset of inflammation in the mouse model for trypanosomosis, and we describe two important pathological features associated to the acute pro-inflammatory reaction: anemia and B cell destruction.