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Larval Gnathostomes and Spargana in Chinese Edible Frogs, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, from Myanmar: Potential Risk of Human Infection

Chai JY, Jung BK, Ryu JY, Kim HS, Hong SJ, Htoon TT, Tin HH, Na BK, Sohn WM

Chinese edible frogs, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, were examined to estimate the potential risks of human gnathostomiasis and sparganosis in Myanmar. A total of 20 frogs were purchased in a local market...
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A Case of Sparganosis of the Lower Extremities

Ko BC, Park HJ, Oh JH, Ham SP, Park HJ

  • KMID: 2504351
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2020 Jul;58(6):427-428.
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Breast Sparganosis Presenting with a Painless Breast Lump: Report of Two Cases

Oh MY, Kim KE, Kim MJ, Chu A, Lee JY, Park JH, Kim J, Hwang KT

Sparganosis is a parasitic infestation caused by sparganum, a plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. Since the first case of human sparganosis reported in 1908, sparganosis has been a...
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Human Sparganosis in Korea

Kim JG, Ahn CS, Sohn WM, Nawa Y, Kong Y

BACKGROUND: Sparganosis is a larval cestodiasis caused by the plerocercoid of Spirometra spp. Since the first description of human sparganosis in 1924, several hundred cases have been reported in Korea....
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Molecular Detection of Spirometra decipiens in the United States

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Sohn WM, Eom KS

The genus Spirometra belongs to the family Diphyllobothriidae and order Pseudophyllidea, and includes intestinal parasites of cats and dogs. In this study, a plerocercoid labeled as Spirometra mansonoides from the...
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Genetic Identification of Spirometra decipiens Plerocercoids in Terrestrial Snakes from Korea and China

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kim KH, Sohn WM, Eom KS

Human sparganosis is a zoonotic disease caused by infection with larval forms (procercoid/plerocercoid) of Spirometra spp. The purpose of this study was to identify Spirometra spp. of infected snakes using...
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Recurred Sparganosis 1 Year after Surgical Removal of a Sparganum in a Korean Woman

Lee YI, Seo M, Park HW

Sparganosis, an infection due to the plerocercoid of Spirometra erinacei, are found worldwide but the majority of cases occur in East Asia including Korea. This report is on a recurred...
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Diagnostic Efficacy of a Recombinant Cysteine Protease of Spirometra erinacei Larvae for Serodiagnosis of Sparganosis

Rahman SM, Kim JH, Hong ST, Choi MH

The mature domain of a cysteine protease of Spirometra erinacei plerocercoid larva (i.e., sparganum) was expressed in Escherichia coli, and its value as an antigen for the serodiagnosis of sparganosis...
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Scrotal Sparganosis Mimicking Scrotal Teratoma in an Infant: A Case Report and Literature Review

Zhao YM, Zhang HC, Li ZR, Zhang HY

Sparganosis is an infection with a parasitic tapeworm larva that occurs by eating infected foods or drinking contaminated water. The larvae can migrate to a tissue or muscle in the...
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Spargana in a Weasel, Mustela sibirica manchurica, and a Wild Boar, Sus scrofa, from Gangwon-do, Korea

Lee SH, Choe EY, Shin HD, Seo M

To know the status of sparganum (plerocercoid of Spirometra erinacei) infection in the Korean wild life, several species of wild animals were captured in Gangwon-do and examined for their status...
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Electron Microscopy of the Separated Outer Tegument of the Sparganum and Its Antigenicity

Yang HJ

The author reported previously on separation of the outer tegument of the spargana (plerocercoids of Spirometra mansoni) using high concentration of urea solution. To determine which layer of the tegument...
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A Case of Inguinal Sparganosis Mimicking Myeloid Sarcoma

Yeo JY, Han JY, Lee JH, Park YH, Lim JH, Lee MH, Kim CS, Yi HG

  • KMID: 1792130
  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):353-355.
We report here a case of inguinal sparganosis, initially regarded as myeloid sarcoma, diagnosed in a patient undergone allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation (HSCT). A 56-year-old male patient having myelodysplastic syndrome was...
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Massive Scrotal Hematoma with Active Bleeding Caused by Sparganum

Kim ET, Lee JK, Lee JY, Yang YM, Lee WS, Park GN, Sung WY

  • KMID: 2333213
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2012 Oct;23(5):742-744.
Development of swelling and pain without trauma in a scrotal hematoma is very rare. We report on a case of scrotal hematoma with active bleeding caused by sparganosis. A 75-year-old...
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Expression of TNF-alpha and IL-1beta in Splenic Dendritic Cells and Their Serum Levels in Mouse Sparganosis

Yang HJ

Sparganosis is a tissue invading helminthiasis infecting intermediate hosts, including humans. Strong immune responses are expected to occur in early phases of infection. Thus, we investigated cytokine expressions in splenic...
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Production of Polyclonal Antibodies against the Tegument of Sparganum (Plerocercoid of Spirometra mansoni) and Its Immunolocalization

Yang HJ

In a previous study, the author developed a method for separation of the tegument of spargana (plerocercoids of Spirometra mansoni) from the parenchyme using urea. The present study, as a...
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A Case of Vesical and Scrotal Sparganosis Presenting as a Scrotal Mass

Yun SJ, Park MS, Jeon HK, Kim YJ, Kim WJ, Lee SC

A 59-year-old Korean man complained of a painless scrotal hard nodule and weak urine stream. The ultrasound scan revealed a 2.2-cm sized round heteroechogenic nodule located in the extratesticular area....
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A Case of Sparganosis in the Leg

Lee KJ, Myung NH, Park HW

The life-span of the sparganum in humans is not exactly known, but it may survive longer than 5 years in some patients. We experienced a case infected with a sparganum...
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Separation of the Syncytial Layer of Spargana using Urea

Yang HJ

The tegument of tapeworms is known to be composed of an outer syncytial cytoplasm layer which includes microtriches and cytoplasmic organelles (= syncytial layer), and a parenchymatous cytoplasm layer that...
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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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Changes of Serum Adiponectin Levels in Murine Experimental Sparganosis

Yang HJ

The weight gain phenomenon associated with sparganosis has been well documented and was first recognized n the 1960s. Many studies have been conducted regarding the plerocercoid growth factor in the...
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