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Higher microfilarial loads have been associated with a lower severity of onchodermatitis. The degree of dermatitis is directly correlated with cytoadherence activity and cell proliferation in the host, and it is inversely correlated with microfilarial loads.
Thus, as is seen in Hansen disease and leishmaniasis, there appears to be a spectrum of disease with low-level infestations and highly symptomatic host reaction on one side, and concentrated infestation but less severe immune-mediated disease on the other.
Whether this variability is inherent in the strains or is associated with host variability is not clear. In addition, the immune response to larval L 3 antigens appears to strengthen with age and duration of patency while developing an immune environment increasingly permissive to the presence of adult worms and microfilariae.
In other words, as the infected patient ages and develops a larger total worm load, the body becomes less susceptible to infection with new blackfly-transmitted L 3 larvae. The predominant skin disease is thought to be a reaction to Onchocerca antigens, not Wolbachia antigens.
In contrast, both Wolbachia and Onchocerca antigens have an effect on the cornea. Wolbachia antigens released during microfilarial dying are largely responsible for the corneal inflammation that eventually leads to blindness.
Wolbachia species do, however, seem to stimulate a systemic neutrophil response, which Brattig et al.
In addition, a study that documented a cross-reaction between Ov 39 antigen from Onchocerca volvulus and the human ocular tissue antigen hr 44 implicated autoimmunity in the clinical ocular disease. Onchocerciasis and Hiv Infection If exposed to HIV, especially the macrophage-tropic HIV-1, patients with onchocerciasis have a greater likelihood of converting to HIV positivity than do those without onchocerciasis.
The same study also suggests that treatment of onchocerciasis in HIV-1— infected patients decreases viral replication.
Recent work by Kipp et al. Also, certain parasitic infestations can resemble onchocerciasis.