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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Stray Cats of Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Kim HY, Kim YA, Kang S, Lee HS, Rhie HG, Ahn HJ, Nam HW, Lee SE

Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular zoonotic protozoan with a worldwide distribution. It infects humans as well as a broad spectrum of vertebrate hosts. Cats and wild felidae play crucial...
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High Levels of Antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum Liver Stage Antigen-1 in Naturally Infected Individuals in Myanmar

Lee HW, Moon SU, Kim YJ, Cho SH, Lin K, Na BK, Kim TS

Plasmodium falciparum liver stage antigen-1 (PfLSA-1) is one of the few antigens expressed exclusively in liver stage parasites. In this study, we evaluated the antibody responses against recombinant PfLSA-1 in...
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Distribution Frequency of Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated from Cutaneus Leishmaniasis Lesions

Ziaei H, Sadeghian , Hejazi SH

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic disease characterized by single or multiple ulcerations. Secondary bacterial infections are one of the complications that can increase the tissue destruction and the resulting...
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House Dust Mite Allergens in Domestic Homes in Cheonan, Korea

Nam HS, Siebers R, Lee SH, Park JS, Kim YB, Choi YJ, Lee SH, Crane J

House dust mites produce inhalant allergens of importance to allergic patients. We measured the major group 1 allergens, Der p 1 and Der f 1, from the house dust mites...
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Partial Purification and Characterization of a Cysteine Protease Inhibitor from the Plerocercoid of Spirometra erinacei

Chung YB, Yang HJ

Helminthic cysteine proteases are well known to play critical roles in tissue invasion, nutrient uptake, and immune evasion of the parasites. In the same manner, the sparganum, the plerocercoid of...
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Skin Test for Paragonimiasis among Schoolchildren and Villagers in Namback District, Luangprabang Province, Lao PDR

Song HO, Min DY, Rim HJ, Youthanavanh V, Dalunyi B, Sengdara V, Virasacki , Bounlay P

As a part of a broader effort to determine the status of Paragonimus species infection in Lao PDR, an epidemiological survey was conducted on villagers and schoolchildren in Namback District...
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Successful Treatment of Lupoid Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with Glucantime and Topical Trichloroacetic Acid (A Case Report)

Nilforoushzadeh MA, Sadeghian , Jaffary F, Ziaei H, Shirani-Bidabad L, Mahzoni P

Lupoid leishmaniasis is a unique form of cutaneous leishmaniasis characterized by unusual clinical features and a chronic relapsing course, mostly caused by infection with Leishmania tropica. In this clinical form,...
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Ectopic Migration of an Adult Heartworm in a Dog with Dirofilariasis (Case Report)

Oh HW, Jun HK, You MJ, Hayasaki M, Song KH

A 3-yr-old female mongrel dog was referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Chungnam National University in the Republic of Korea. An adult heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, was found in the...
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Microphallus koreana n. sp. (Trematoda: Microphallidae) Transmitted by a Marine Crab, Macrophthalmus dilatatus

Guk SM, Chai JY, Sohn WM, Kim YM, Sim S, Seo M

Microphallus species occur primarily as intestinal parasites of birds and mammals, and metacercariae of a new species belonging to this genus have been discovered from the crab, Macrophthalmus dilatatus, in...
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Keratitis by Acanthamoeba triangularis: Report of Cases and Characterization of Isolates

Xuan YH, Chung BS, Hong YC, Kong HH, Hahn TW, Chung DI

Three Acanthamoeba isolates (KA/E9, KA/E17, and KA/E23) from patients with keratitis were identified as Acanthamoeba triangularis by analysis of their molecular characteristics, a species not previously recognized to be a...
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Inhibitory Effects of Iranian Thymus vulgaris Extracts on in Vitro Growth of Entamoeba histolytica

Behnia M, Haghighi A, Komeylizadeh H, Tabaei SJ, Abadi A

One of the most common drugs used against a wide variety of anaerobic protozoan parasites is metronidazole. However, this drug is mutagenic for bacteria and is a potent carcinogen for...
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Suppressed Production of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines by LPS-Activated Macrophages after Treatment with Toxoplasma gondii Lysate

Lee EJ, Heo YM, Choi JH, Song HO, Ryu JS, Ahn MH

During Toxoplasma gondii infection, macrophages, dendritic cells, and neutrophils are important sources of pro-inflammatory cytokines from the host. To counteract the pro-inflammatory activities, T. gondii is known to have several...
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Toxocariasis and Ingestion of Raw Cow Liver in Patients with Eosinophilia

Choi D, Lim JH, Choi DC, Paik SW, Kim SH, Huh S

Ingestion of raw animal liver has been suggested as a possible mode of infection of human toxocariasis. We evaluated the relationship between toxocariasis and the ingestion of raw meat in...
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Prevalence of Clonorchiasis in Southern Endemic Areas of Korea in 2006

Cho SH, Lee KY, Lee BC, Cho PY, Cheun HI, Hong ST, Sohn WM, Kim TS

This study was performed to investigate prevalence of clonorchiasis among the inhabitants living in villages along the 4 major rivers, Nakdong-gang (= river), Seomjin-gang, Youngsan-gang, and Guem-gang in southern Korea....
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Effects of Excretory/Secretory Products from Clonorchis sinensis and the Carcinogen Dimethylnitrosamine on the Proliferation and Cell Cycle Modulation of Human Epithelial HEK293T Cells

Kim EM, Kim JS, Choi MH, Hong ST, Bae YM

Clonorchis sinensis is one of the most prevalent parasitic helminths in Korea. Although cholangiocarcinoma can be induced by C. sinensis infection, the underlying mechanism is not clearly understood. To assess...
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Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Filarial Lymphedema and Its Management

Shenoy RK

Lymphatic filariasis, transmitted by mosquitoes is the commonest cause of lymphedema in endemic countries. Among 120 million infected people in 83 countries, up to 16 million have lymphedema. Microfilariae ingested...
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