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Methods: The following biomedical literature databases were consulted: Medline, Lilacs, Spingerlik, Md. Consultant, Web of Science, Ovid, Scient Direct, Ebsco and Cochrane. Information documenting prevalence of malnutrition, subclinical retinol deficiency, anaemia and malaria in Colombian children, as well as papers on the anti-infectious role of retinol were also.
Results: A relationship between malaria and intestinal parasitic infections was reported. Some studies indicate that helminth infection predispose children to suffer malaria. On the other hand, these intestinal parasites have also been associated with anaemia and low retinol plasma concentrations, which in turn are associated with malaria. No co-relation regarding a simultaneous link between all these conditions, and the TH1/TH2 balance was observed.
Conclusions: The study of associations between malaria, anaemia, intestinal parasite infections and low retinol level, with the TH1/TH2 cytokine response as centerpiece is essential to prevent or provide early treatment.
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