The gut microbiome in the helminth infected host

Trends Parasitol. 2015 Sep;31(9):405-6. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Jul 1.


Two kinds of organism that affect human nutrition and health are gut bacteria and intestinal helminths. The interaction between helminths and gut bacteria is currently a subject of much research interest and speculation in terms of host health. This is unsurprising given the excitement stimulated by potential therapeutic interventions that could arise from manipulating the gut microbiome structure.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology*
  • Helminthiasis / microbiology*
  • Helminths / physiology
  • Humans
  • Intestines / microbiology*
  • Intestines / parasitology*