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Egg Laying Capacity of Haplorchis taichui (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in Humans

Sato M, Sanguankiat S, Pubampen S, Kusolsuk T, Maipanich , Waikagul J

Quantitative fecal egg counts represented as the number of eggs per gram of feces (EPG) are generally a reliable parameter to estimate the worm burden of intestinal and hepatic parasitoses....
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Echinostome Infections in the Striped-Field Mouse, Apodemus agrarius, and the Ussuri White-Toothed Shrew, Crocidura lasiura, Caught Near the Demilitarized Zone, Gyeonggi-do (Province), Republic of Korea

Chai JY, Park JH, Jung BK, Guk SM, Kim JL, Shin EH, Klein TA, Kim HC, Chong ST, Baek LJ, Song JW

A total of 1,498 small mammals (rodents and insectivores), including Apodemus agrarius (n = 1,366), Crocidura lasiura (54), Mus musculus (32), Micronytus fortis (28), Eothenomys regulus (9), Micronys minutes (6),...
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Echinostoma hortense and Heterophyid Metacercariae Encysted in Yellowfin Goby, Acanthogobius flavimanus, from Shinan-gun and Muan-gun (Jeollanam-do), Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH

Fishborne trematode (FBT) metacercariae were investigated in yellowfin goby, Acanthogobius flavimanus, collected from Shinan-gun and Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do (province), Korea. All collected fishes were examined using the artificial digestion method. In...
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A Survey of Intestinal Protozoan Infections among Gastroenteritis Patients during a 3-Year Period (2004-2006) in Gyeonggi-do (Province), South Korea

Huh JW, Moon SG, Lim YH

The incidence and etiology of parasite-associated gastroenteritis during 2004-2006 in Gyeonggi-do (province), South Korea was determined by means of antigen detection ELISA on 6,071 stool specimens collected from 6 general...
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Imported Malaria in Korea: a 13-Year Experience in a Single Center

Cheong HS, Kwon KT, Rhee JY, Ryu SY, Jung DS, Heo ST, Shin SY, Chung DR, Peck KR, Song JH

The incidence of imported malaria has been increasing in Korea. We reviewed data retrospectively to evaluate the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcomes of imported malaria from 1995 to 2007 in...
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Comparative Sensitivity of PCR Primer Sets for Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum

Yu JR, Lee SU, Park WY

Improved methods for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in environmental and clinical samples are urgently needed to improve detection of cryptosporidiosis. We compared the sensitivity of 7 PCR primer sets for...
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Evaluation of alpha-Tubulin as an Antigenic and Molecular Probe to Detect Giardia lamblia

Kim J, Shin MH, Song KJ, Park SJ

The alpha/beta-tubulin heterodimer is the basic subunit of microtubules in eukaryotes. Polyclonal antibodies specific to recombinant alpha-tubulin of Giardia lamblia were made, and found effective as a probe to specifically...
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Three Cases of Paragonimiasis in a Family

Sohn BS, Bae YJ, Cho YS, Moon HB, Kim TB

Paragonimiasis typically results from the consumption of raw or improperly cooked crustacea, especially crabs and crayfish. Although previously endemic in Korea, the prevalence of this disease decreased in the early...
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Trichuris trichiura Infection Diagnosed by Colonoscopy: Case Reports and Review of Literature

Ok KS, Kim YS, Song JH, Lee JH, Ryu SH, Lee JH, Moon JS, Whang DH, Lee HK

Trichuris trichiura, commonly referred to as a whipworm, has a worldwide distribution, particularly among countries with warm, humid climates. In Korea, trichuriasis was a highly prevalent soil-transmitted helminthiasis until the...
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A Locally Acquired Falciparum Malaria via Nosocomial Transmission in Korea

Kim JY, Kim JS, Park MH, Kang YA, Kwon JW, Cho SH, Lee BC, Kim TS, Lee JK

A 57-year old man who was admitted to an emergency room of a tertiary hospital with hemoptysis developed malarial fever 19 days later and then died from severe falciparum malaria...
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Intestinal Parasitic Infections among Inhabitants of Karaj City, Tehran Province, Iran in 2006-2008

Nasiri V, Esmailnia , Karim G, Nasir M, Akhavan O

Karaj is an area with large influx of refugee people in Iran. To increase knowledge about parasitic infections, we carried out this research during 2006-2008. We recorded the stool examination...
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Genetic Variability of Antigen B among Echinococcus granulosus Egyptian Isolates

Tawfeek GM, Elwakil HS, Awad NS, El-Hoseiny L, Thabet HS, Sarhan RM, Darweesh S, Anwar WA

Genetic polymorphisms of encoding antigen B2 gene (AgB2) in Echinococcus granulosus were studied using PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing among 20 Egyptian isolates. Five isolates from different host origins (humans, camels,...
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Fishborne Trematode Metacercariae in Freshwater Fish from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Sohn WM, Eom KS, Min DY, Rim HJ, Hoang EH, Yang Y, Li X

A survey was performed to investigate the infection status of fishborne trematode (FBT) metacercariae in freshwater fish from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. A total of 307 freshwater fish of...
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High Prevalence of Haplorchis taichui, Phaneropsolus molenkampi, and Other Helminth Infections among People in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Han ET, Shin EH, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Um JY, Park MS, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisiengmay B, Lee SH, Rim HJ

The prevalence of liver and intestinal helminth infections, including Opisthorchis, Haplorchis, Phaneropsolus, hookworms, Enterobius, and Taenia, was surveyed in Khammouane province, Lao PDR. Fecal specimens were collected from 1,242 people...
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Effectiveness of Repeated Examination to Diagnose Enterobiasis in Nursery School Groups

Remm M, Remm K

The aim of this study was to estimate the benefit from repeated examinations in the diagnosis of enterobiasis in nursery school groups, and to test the effectiveness of individual-based risk...
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Imported Malaria in United Arab Emirates: Evaluation of a New DNA Extraction Technique Using Nested PCR

Sultan DM, Khalil MM, Abdouh AS, Doleh WF, Al Muthanna AAM

Local malaria transmission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) came to an end in 1997. Nevertheless, UAE has been subjected to substantial importation of malaria cases from abroad, concerning both...
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A Hospital-Based Serological Survey of Cryptosporidiosis in the Republic of Korea

Lee JK, Han ET, Huh S, Park WY, Yu JR

The seroprevalence of cryptosporidiosis was examined using patients' sera collected from hospitals located in 4 different areas of the Republic of Korea. ELISA was used to measure antibody titers against...
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A Novel Organotellurium Compound (RT-01) as a New Antileishmanial Agent

Lima CB, Arrais-Silva WW, Cunha RL, Giorgio S

Leishmaniasis is a neglected disease and endemic in developing countries. A lack of adequate and definitive chemotherapeutic agents to fight against this infection has led to the investigation of numerous...
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Proinflammatory Cytokine and Nitric Oxide Production by Human Macrophages Stimulated with Trichomonas vaginalis

Han IH, Goo SY, Park SJ, Hwang SJ, Kim YS, Yang MS, Ahn MH, Ryu JS

Trichomonas vaginalis commonly causes vaginitis and perhaps cervicitis in women and urethritis in men and women. Macrophages are important immune cells in response to T. vaginalis infection. In this study,...
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Trypanosome Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Biosynthesis

Hong Y, Kinoshita

Trypanosoma brucei, a protozoan parasite, causes sleeping sickness in humans and Nagana disease in domestic animals in central Africa. The trypanosome surface is extensively covered by glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins known...
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