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On Cilia, Flagella, and Pulmonary Pseudoprotozoa

Martinez-Giron R, van Woerden HC

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Infection Status of Endoparasites in Foreigner Workers Living in Cheonan City, Chungnam Province, Korea

Jung SY, Ahn MJ, Oh JY, Nam HS, Hong ST, Yun YH, Seo M

At present, more than 500,000 foreigner workers, most of them from Asian countries with high parasitic infection rates, are working in Korea. Since investigation into the prevalence of parasitic infections...
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Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Analyses of Ascaris Eggs Discovered in Coprolites from Joseon Tomb

Oh CS, Seo M, Hong JH, Chai JY, Oh SW, Park JB, Shin DH

Analysis of ancient DNA (aDNA) extracted from Ascaris is very important for understanding the phylogenetic lineage of the parasite species. When aDNAs obtained from a Joseon tomb (SN2-19-1) coprolite in...
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Seroprevalence of Trichinella sp. in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) from Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

Lee HJ, Chung OS, Kim JL, Lee SH, Yoo YB, Seo M

A total 7 outbreaks of trichinellosis have occurred in Korea, mostly as a result of consumption of raw wild boar (Sus scrofa) meat. Since only 1 serological survey on wild...
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Genetic Polymorphisms in Plasmodium vivax Dihydrofolate Reductase and Dihydropteroate Synthase in Isolates from the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Thongdee P, Kuesap J, Rungsihirunrat K, Dumre SP, Espino E, Noedl H, Na-Bangchang K

Genetic polymorphisms of pvdhfr and pvdhps genes of Plasmodium vivax were investigated in 83 blood samples collected from patients in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Nepal. The SNP-haplotypes of the pvdhfr...
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Strongyloidiasis in a Diabetic Patient Accompanied by Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Cause of Eosinophilia Unresponsive to Steroid Therapy

Won EJ, Jeon J, Koh YI, Ryang DW

We report here a case of strongyloidiasis in a 72-year-old diabetic patient (woman) accompanied by gastrointestinal stromal tumor receiving imatinib therapy, first diagnosed as hypereosinophilic syndrome and treated with steroids...
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An Outbreak of Trichinellosis by Consumption of Raw Soft-Shelled Turtle Meat in Korea

Jeong JT, Seo M, Hong ST, Kim YK

Trichinellosis transmission to humans via the consumption of reptile meat is rare worldwide. In Korea, however, 2 such outbreaks, possibly via consumption of soft-shelled turtle meat, have occurred in 2...
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Spontaneous Splenic Rupture in a Vivax Malaria Case Treated with Transcatheter Coil Embolization of the Splenic Artery

Kim NH, Lee KH, Jeon YS, Cho SG, Kim JH

An enlarged spleen is considered one of the most common signs of malaria, and splenic rupture rarely occurs as an important life-threatening complication. Splenectomy has been recommended as the treatment...
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Zoonotic Intestinal Trematodes in Stray Cats (Felis catus) from Riverside Areas of the Republic of Korea

Shin SS, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Cho SH, Lee WJ, Na BK, Sohn WM

The present study was performed to survey the infection status of zoonotic intestinal trematode (ZIT) in stray cats from 5 major riverside areas in the Republic of Korea. Total 400...
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Developmental and Phylogenetic Characteristics of Stellantchasmus falcatus (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) from Thailand

Sripalwit , Wongsawad , Chontananarth T, Anuntalabhochai S, Wongsawad , Chai JY

This study aimed to investigate the infection status, worm development, and phylogenetic characteristics of the intestinal trematode, Stellantchasmus falcatus. The metacercariae of S. falcatus were detected only in the half-beak...
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Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Toxocara vitulorum Infections in Buffalo and Cattle Calves in Three Provinces of Central Cambodia

Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B, Stoliaroff V, Sothy M, Chea R, Chea B, Sourloing , Samuth S, Kong S, Nguong K, Sorn S, Holl D, Vercruysse J

The prevalence and associated risk factors of Toxocara vitulorum infection in buffalo and cattle calves was studied in 3 provinces in central Cambodia. Fecal samples were collected from 517 calves...
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Low Fetal Weight is Directly Caused by Sequestration of Parasites and Indirectly by IL-17 and IL-10 Imbalance in the Placenta of Pregnant Mice with Malaria

Fitri LE, Sardjono T, Rahmah Z, Siswanto B, Handono K, Dachlan YP

The sequestration of infected erythrocytes in the placenta can activate the syncytiotrophoblast to release cytokines that affect the micro-environment and influence the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to fetus. The...
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Allelic Diversity and Geographical Distribution of the Gene Encoding Plasmodium falciparum Merozoite Surface Protein-3 in Thailand

Sawaswong , Simpalipan P, Siripoon N, Harnyuttanakorn P, Pattaradilokrat S

Merozoite surface proteins (MSPs) of malaria parasites play critical roles during the erythrocyte invasion and so are potential candidates for malaria vaccine development. However, because MSPs are often under strong...
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Relationship between Antibody-Positive Rate against Plasmodium vivax Circumsporozoite Protein and Incidence of Malaria

Lee HW, Kang YJ, Cho SH, Na BK, Pak JH, Nam HW, Park YK, Sohn Y, Kim TS

The relationship between anti-Plasmodium vivax circumsporozoite protein (CSP) antibody levels and the prevalence of malaria in epidemic areas of South Korea was evaluated. Blood samples were collected from inhabitants of...
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Seroprevalence and Potential Risk Factors Associated with Neospora spp. Infection among Asymptomatic Horses in Jordan

Talafha AQ, Abutarbush SM, Rutley DL

This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and to identify risk factors associated with Neospora spp. infection in horses in Jordan. Management related data were collected from each farm and...
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Pathogenicity of Five Strains of Toxoplasma gondii from Different Animals to Chickens

Wang S, Zhao GW, Wang W, Zhang ZC, Shen B, Hassan IA, Xie Q, Yan RF, Song XK, Xu LX, Li XR

Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite with a broad range of intermediate hosts. Chickens as important food-producing animals can also serve as intermediate hosts. To date, experimental studies on the...
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Internal Amplification Control for a Cryptosporidium Diagnostic PCR: Construction and Clinical Evaluation

Hawash Y, Ghonaim MM, Al-Hazmi A

Various constituents in clinical specimens, particularly feces, can inhibit the PCR assay and lead to false-negative results. To ensure that negative results of a diagnostic PCR assay are true, it...
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