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Prevalence of pediculosis and scabies in preschool nursery children of Afyon, Turkey

CIFTCI IH, KARACA S, DOGRU O, CETINKAYA , KULAC M

Scabies and pediculosis are ubiquitous, contagious, and debilitating parasitic dermatoses. The tendency of high prevalence of pediculosis and scabies among school and preschool age children has prompted us to conduct...
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A case of sparganosis mimicking a varicose vein

KOO JH, CHO WH, KIM HT, LEE SM, CHUNG BS, JOO CY

Recent advances in radiological and serological techniques have enabled easier preoperative diagnosis of sparganosis. However, due to scarcity of cases, sparganosis has been often regarded as a disease of other...
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A case of colonic lymphoid tissue invasion by Gymnophalloides seoi in a Korean man

Seo M, Chun H, AHN G, JANG KT, GUK SM, CHAI JY

A 65-year old Korean man, living in Mokpo-city, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea, visited a local clinic complaining of right upper quadrant pain and indigestion. At colonoscopy, he was diagnosed as...
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Four cases of gastric submucosal mass suspected as anisakiasis

Kim SG, Jo YJ, Park YS, Kim SH, Song MH, Lee HH, Kim JS, Ryou JW, Joo JE, Kim DH

Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by ingestion of raw fish infected with anisakid larvae. Endoscopic changing patterns of submucosal lesions in chronic gastric anisakiasis have not been known yet....
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Effectiveness of education for control of house dust mites and cockroaches in Seoul, Korea

Jeong KY, Lee IY, Lee J, Ree HI, Hong CS, Yong TS

We evaluated the efficacy of health education in reducing indoor arthropod allergens in Seoul. The mite control measures comprised the use of mite-proof mattress and pillow coverings, regular washing of...
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Biting of anthropophilic Culicoides fulvithorax (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a vector of Mansonella perstans in Nigeria

Agbolade O, Akinboye D, Olateju TM, Ayanbiyi O, Kuloyo OO, Fenuga OO

Anthropophilic Culicoides were investigated in a rural community endemic for Mansonella perstans in Ijebu North area of western Nigeria between December 2003 and October 2004. Three hundred and fifty-nine adults...
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Redescription of Chironomus salinarius (Diptera: Chironomidae), nuisance midges that emerged in brackish water of Jinhae-man (Bay), Kyongsangnam-do, Korea

Ree HI, Yum JH

Huge numbers of non-biting midges emerged from brackish water which were made at the harbor construction field in Jinhae City, Kyongsangnam-do, Korea in late summer in 2005, and caused a...
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Effects of combined therapy with thalidomide and glucantime on leishmaniasis induced by Leishmania major in BALB/c mice

Solgi G, Kariminia , Abdi K, Darabi M, Ghareghozloo B

For treating Leishmania major infection in BALB/c mice, we used thalidomide in conjunction with glucantime. Groups of mice were challenged with 5 x 10(3) metacyclic promastigotes of L. major subcutaneously....
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Usefulness of the recombinant liver stage antigen-3 for an early serodiagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infection

Lee HW, Moon SU, Ryu HS, Kim YJ, Cho SH, Chung GT, Lin K, Na BK, Kong Y, Chung KS, Kim TS

In order to develop tools for an early serodiagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infection, we evaluated the usefulness of P. falciparum liver stage antigen-3 (LSA-3) as a serodiagnostic antigen. A portion...
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Identification of novel Leishmania major antigens that elicit IgG2a response in resistant and susceptible mice

Mohammadi , Zeinali M, Ardestani , Kariminia

Experimental murine models with high, intermediate and low levels of genetically based susceptibility to Leishmania major infection reproduce almost entire spectrum of clinical manifestations of the human disease. There are...
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Production of nitric oxide by murine macrophages induced by lipophosphoglycan of Leishmania major

Kavoosi G, Ardestani , Kariminia , Tavakoli Z

Protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania cause a number of important human diseases. One of the key determinants of parasite infectivity and survival is the surface glycoconjugate lipophosphoglycan (LPG). In...
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Genotype analysis of Cryptosporidium spp. prevalent in a rural village in Hwasun-gun, Republic of Korea

Park JH, Guk SM, Han ET, Shin EH, Kim JL, Chai JY

Two species of Cryptosporidium are known to infect man; C. hominis which shows anthroponotic transmission between humans, and C. parvum which shows zoonotic transmission between animals or between animals and...
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In vivo determination of the gap2 gene promoter activity in Giardia lamblia

Yang HW, Kim J, Yong TS, Park SJ

A shuttle vector for Escherichia coli and Giardia lamblia was modified to produce a reporter plasmid, which monitors the expression of prescribed gene in G. lamblia by measuring its luciferase...
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Identification of differentially expressed cDNAs in Acanthamoeba culbertsoni after mouse brain passage

Han KL, Lee J, Kim DS, Park SJ, Im KI, Yong TS

Free-living amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are causative agents of granulomatous amebic encephalitis and amebic keratitis. Because the virulence of Acanthamoeba culbertsoni cultured in the laboratory is restored by consecutive...
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Heterophyid metacercarial infections in brackish water fishes from Jinju-man (Bay), Kyongsangnam-do, Korea

Kim DG, Kim TS, Cho SH, Song HJ, Sohn WM

Heterophyid metacercarial infections in brackish water fishes, i.e., perch, shad, mullet, redlip mullet, and goby, of Jinju-man (Bay), Kyongsangnam-do, Korea, were investigated using a digestion technique. Among 45 perch (Lateolabrax...
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Prevalence of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in coastal villages of Haenam-gun and Yeongam-gun, Republic of Korea

Guk SM, Park JH, Shin EH, Kim JL, Lin A, Chai JY

One coastal village in Haenam-gun and two in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do were surveyed for intestinal parasite infections by fecal examination. The egg positive rates of Gymnophalloides seoi were high, 24.1% (14/58)...
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