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Risk Factors Associated with Head Louse Infestation in Korea

Sim S, Lee WJ, Yu JR, Lee IY, Lee SH, Oh SY, Seo M, Chai JY

Head louse infestation (HLI) is one of the most frequently occurring parasitic diseases in children. This study was conducted to investigate the socioeconomic and personal factors influencing HLI in the...
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Thelazia rhodesii in the African Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, in Zambia

Munang'andu HM, Chembensofu M, Siamudaala VM, Munyeme M, Matandiko

We report 2 cases of Thelazia rhodesii infection in the African buffaloes, Syncerus caffer, in Zambia. African buffalo calves were captured from the livestock and wildlife interface area of the...
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CD8+ T-cell Activation in Mice Injected with a Plasmid DNA Vaccine Encoding AMA-1 of the Reemerging Korean Plasmodium vivax

Kim HJ, Jung BK, Lee JJ, Pyo KH, Kim TY, Choi BI, Kim TW, Hisaeda H, Himeno K, Shin EH, Chai JY

Relatively little has been studied on the AMA-1 vaccine against Plasmodium vivax and on the plasmid DNA vaccine encoding P. vivax AMA-1 (PvAMA-1). In the present study, a plasmid DNA...
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Identification of Antigenic Proteins in Trichomonas vaginalis

Lee HY, Hyung S, Lee JW, Kim J, Shin MH, Ryu JS, Park SJ

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease due to infection with Trichomonas vaginalis, and it can cause serious consequences for women's health. To study the virulence factors of this pathogen, T....
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A Paragonimiasis Patient with Allergic Reaction to Praziquantel and Resistance to Triclabendazole: Successful Treatment after Desensitization to Praziquantel

Kyung SY, Cho YK, Kim YJ, Park JW, Jeong SH, Lee JI, Sung YM, Lee SP

Paragonimiasis is an infectious disease caused by trematodes of the genus Paragonimus. This trematode can be treated successfully with praziquantel in more than 90% of the cases. Although praziquantel is...
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A Pulmonary Paragonimiasis Case Mimicking Metastatic Pulmonary Tumor

Kim KU, Lee K, Park HK, Jeong YJ, Yu HS, Lee MK

Pulmonary paragonimiasis is a relatively rare cause of lung disease revealing a wide variety of radiologic findings, such as air-space consolidation, nodules, and cysts. We describe here a case of...
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A Case of Biliary Fascioliasis by Fasciola gigantica in Turkey

Goral V, Senturk S, Mete O, Cicek M, Ebik B, Kaya B

A case of Fasciola gigantica-induced biliary obstruction and cholestasis is reported in Turkey. The patient was a 37- year-old woman, and suffered from icterus, ascites, and pain in her right...
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Seasonal Prevalence of Mosquitoes, Including Vectors of Brugian Filariasis, in Southern Islands of the Republic of Korea

Cheun HI, Cho SH, Lee HI, Shin EH, Lee JS, Kim TS, Lee WJ

A survey of mosquitoes, including the vector status of Brugia malayi filariasis and their relative larval density, was conducted from 2002 to 2005 at several southern remote islands of Jeollanam-do...
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Gastrointestinal Myiasis by Larvae of Sarcophaga sp. and Oestrus sp. in Egypt: Report of Cases, and Endoscopical and Morphological Studies

Ahmad AK, Abdel-Hafeez EH, Makhloof M, Abdel-Raheem EM

Four cases of gastric or intestinal myiasis are reported. The cases contain 2 males (1 child 10 years old, and 1 adult 40 years old) and 2 females (1 girl...
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Influencing Factors for Cure of Clonorchiasis by Praziquantel Therapy: Infection Burden and CYP3A5 Gene Polymorphism

Kim CH, Lee JK, Chung BS, Li S, Choi MH, Hong ST

Chemotherapy of clonorchiasis with praziquantel (PZQ) is effective but about 15% of treated cases have been reported uncured. The present study investigated correlation of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the...
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Anisakis simplex Larvae: Infection Status in Marine Fish and Cephalopods Purchased from the Cooperative Fish Market in Busan, Korea

Choi SH, Kim J, Jo JO, Cho MK, Yu HS, Cha HJ, Ock MS

The infection status of marine fish and cephalopods with Anisakis simplex third stage larva (L3) was studied over a period of 1 year. A total of 2,537 specimens, which consisted...
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Evaluation of Rapid Diagnostics for Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax in Mae Sot Malaria Endemic Area, Thailand

Chaijaroenkul W, Wongchai T, Ruangweerayut R, Na-Bangchang K

Prompt and accurate diagnosis of malaria is the key to prevent disease morbidity and mortality. This study was carried out to evaluate diagnostic performance of 3 commercial rapid detection tests...
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Ultrastructural Changes in Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts by Gamma Irradiation

Joung M, Yun S, Joung M, Park WY, Yu JR

Cryptosporidium parvum is known as one of the most highly resistant parasites to gamma irradiation. To morphologically have an insight on the radioresistance of this parasite, ultrastructural changes in C....
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Miltefosine-Induced Apoptotic Cell Death on Leishmania major and L. tropica Strains

Khademvatan S, Gharavi MJ, Rahim F, Saki J

The aim of this study was to assess the cytotoxic effects of various concentrations of miltefosine on Leishmania major (MRHO/IR/75/ER) and L. tropica (MHOM/IR/02/Mash10) promastigotes and to observe the programmed...
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A Ten-year Survey of Giardia Cysts in Drinking Water Supplies of Seoul, the Republic of Korea

Lee MY, Cho EJ, Lee JH, Han SH, Park YS

To understand the distribution of Giardia cysts in drinking water supplies in Seoul, Korea, we collected water samples quarterly at 6 intakes in the Han River, its largest stream and...
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Phospholipase Activities in Clinical and Environmental Isolates of Acanthamoeba

Matin A, Jung SY

The pathogenesis and pathophysiology of Acanthamoeba infections remain incompletely understood. Phos-pholipases are known to cleave phospholipids, suggesting their possible involvement in the host cell plasma membrane disruption leading to host...
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