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Molecular Characterization of Gastrothylax crumenifer (Platyhelminthes: Gastrothylacidae) from Goats in the Western Part of India by LSU of Nuclear Ribosomal DNA

Kumar A, Chaudhary , Verma C, Singh HS

The rumen parasite, Gastrothylax crumenifer (Platyhelminthes: Gastrothylacidae), is a highly pathogenic trematode parasite of goat (Capra hircus). It sucks blood that causes acute disease like anemia, and severe economic losses...
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Chronic Opisthorchis viverrini Infection and Associated Hepatobiliary Disease Is Associated with Iron Loaded M2-like Macrophages

Bility MT, Sripa B

Chronic Opisthorchis viverrini-induced hepatobiliary disease is associated with significant leukocyte infiltration, including activated macrophages; however, the polarization of infiltrating macrophages remains to be fully characterized. In this study, we characterized...
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Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis Infection in Stray Cats by Nested PCR in Korea

Park HJ, Lee SE, Lee WJ, Oh JH, Maheswaran E, Seo KW, Song KH

The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of Dirofilaria immitis infection among stray cats in Korea using nested PCR. We included 235 stray cats (121 females and...
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Perianal Tick-Bite Lesion Caused by a Fully Engorged Female Amblyomma testudinarium

Kim J, Kang HA, Kim SS, Joo HS, Chong WS

A perianal tick and the surrounding skin were surgically excised from a 73-year-old man residing in a southwestern costal area of the Korean Peninsula. Microscopically a deep penetrating lesion was...
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Human Sting of Cephalonomia gallicola (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in Korea

Lee IY, Shin CS, Sim S, Park JW, Yong TS

Hymenoptera stings can cause serious injury to humans. We report the clinical findings of 6 cases of Hymenoptera stings. All patients developed painful erythematous papules at the sting sites and...
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Extracorporeal Worm Extraction of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense with Amidotrizoic Acid in a Child

Shin HK, Roh JH, Oh JW, Ryu JS, Goo YK, Chung DI, Kim YJ

Infection cases of diphyllobothriid tapeworms are not much in the below teen-age group. We report a case of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense infection in a 13-year-old boy. He presented with severe fatigue,...
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Three Cases of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Infection in Korea

Kim HJ, Eom KS, Seo M

Until 2012, a total of 48 cases of diphyllobothriasis had been reported in Korea, all of which were morphologically identified as Diphyllobothrium latum. However, some of these specimens were analyzed...
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An Imported Case of Severe Falciparum Malaria with Prolonged Hemolytic Anemia Clinically Mimicking a Coinfection with Babesiosis

Na YJ, Chai JY, Jung BK, Lee HJ, Song JY, Je JH, Seo JH, Park SH, Choi JS, Kim MJ

While imported falciparum malaria has been increasingly reported in recent years in Korea, clinicians have difficulties in making a clinical diagnosis as well as in having accessibility to effective anti-malarial...
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Prevalence of Intestinal Helminths among Inhabitants of Cambodia (2006-2011)

Yong TS, Chai JY, Sohn WM, Eom KS, Jeoung HG, Hoang EH, Yoon CH, Jung BK, Lee SH, Sinuon M, Socheat D

In order to investigate the status of intestinal helminthic infections in Cambodia, epidemiological surveys were carried out on a national scale, including 19 provinces. A total of 32,201 fecal samples...
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Scolicidal Effects of Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa) Essential Oil on Hydatid Cysts

Mahmoudvand H, Dezaki ES, Kheirandish F, Ezatpour B, Jahanbakhsh S, Harandi MF

Surgery remains the preferred treatment for hydatid cyst (cystic echinococcosis, CE). Various scolicidal agents have been used for inactivation of protoscolices during surgery, but most of them are associated with...
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Fasciola hepatica in Snails Collected from Water-Dropwort Fields using PCR

Kim HY, Choi IW, Kim YR, Quan JH, Ismail HA, Cha GH, Hong SJ, Lee YH

Fasciola hepatica is a trematode that causes zoonosis mainly in cattle and sheep and occasionally in humans. Fascioliasis has been reported in Korea; however, determining F. hepatica infection in snails...
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Congenital Malaria in Newborns Selected for Low Birth-Weight, Anemia, and Other Possible Symptoms in Maumere, Indonesia

Fitri LE, Jahja NE, Huwae IR, Nara MB, Berens-Riha N

Congenital malaria is assumed to be a risk factor for infant morbidity and mortality in endemic areas like Maumere, Indonesia. Infected infants are susceptible to its impact such as premature...
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Plasmodium falciparum Genotype Diversity in Artemisinin Derivatives Treatment Failure Patients along the Thai-Myanmar Border

Congpuong , Hoonchaiyapoom T, Inorn K

Genetic characteristics of Plasmodium falciparum may play a role in the treatment outcome of malaria infection. We have studied the association between diversity at the merozoite surface protein-1 (msp-1), msp-2,...
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Prevalence and Clinical Manifestations of Malaria in Aligarh, India

Asma UE, Taufiq F, Khan W

Malaria is one of the most widespread infectious diseases of tropical countries with an estimated 207 million cases globally. In India, there are endemic pockets of this disease, including Aligarh....
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Flavonoids Modulate the Proliferation of Neospora caninum in Glial Cell Primary Cultures

Barbosa de Matos R, Braga-de-Souza S, Pena Seara Pitanga B, Amaral da Silva VD, Viana de Jesus EE, Morales Pinheiro A, Dias Costa MdF, dos Santos El-Bacha R, de Oliveira Ribeiro CS, Lima Costa S

Neospora caninum (Apicomplexa; Sarcocystidae) is a protozoan that causes abortion in cattle, horses, sheep, and dogs as well as neurological and dermatological diseases in dogs. In the central nervous system...
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Prominent IL-12 Production and Tumor Reduction in Athymic Nude Mice after Toxoplasma gondii Lysate Antigen Treatment

Pyo KH, Jung BK, Xin CF, Lee YW, Chai JY, Shin EH

Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that causes a Th1 cellular immunity. Our previous study showed that T. gondii lysate antigen (TLA) treatment in S180 tumor-bearing mice resulted in...
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Trichomonas vaginalis Metalloproteinase Induces mTOR Cleavage of SiHa Cells

Quan JH, Choi IW, Yang JB, Zhou W, Cha GH, Zhou Y, Ryu JS, Lee YH

Trichomonas vaginalis secretes a number of proteases which are suspected to be the cause of pathogenesis; however, little is understood how they manipulate host cells. The mammalian target of rapamycin...
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Recent Advances in Toxoplasma gondii Immunotherapeutics

Lim SS, Othman RY

Toxoplasmosis is an opportunistic infection caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is widespread globally and causes severe diseases in individuals with impaired immune defences as well as...
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