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An Imported Case of Disseminated Echinococcosis in Korea

Shin DH, Jo HC, Kim JH, Jun KI, Park WB, Kim NJ, Choi MH, Kang CK, Oh MD

A complicated case of echinococcosis with multiple organ involvement is reported in a 53-year-old businessman who frequently traveled overseas, including China, Russia, and Kazakhstan from 2001 to 2007. The patient...
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A Case of Chronic Strongyloidiasis with Recurrent Hyperinfection

Park K, Kim MS, Chang J, Kim EJ, Yoo C, Kim MJ, Sung H, Kim MN

Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode that often causes chronic diarrhea and may develop severe complicated form of hyperinfection or disseminated infection in immunocompromised patients. Here, we report a case...
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Drug Induced Liver Injury by Prophylactic Administration of Albendazole

Moon SY, Baek YH, Lee SW

Albendazole is used as a typical antiparasitic agent worldwide. The side effects of albendazole may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, alopecia, and increased liver enzymes. Mild elevation of...
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Spinal Hydatid Cyst Disease : Challenging Surgery - an Institutional Experience

Caglar YS, Ozgural O, Zaimoglu M, Kilinc C, Eroglu U, Dogan I, Kahilogullari G

OBJECTIVE: Hydatid cyst disease is caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. It is rarely seen in the vertebral system, occurring at a rate of 0.2–1%. The aim of this study...
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Laparoscopic cystectomy for pancreatic echinococcosis: A case report and literature review

Imam A, Khoury T, Weis D, Khalayleh , Adeleh M, Khalaileh

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widely endemic helminthic disease caused by infection with the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. Following ingestion of eggs, hydatid cysts develop, most frequently in the liver and...
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Albendazole and Praziquantel: Review and Safety Monitoring in Korea

Hong ST

Albendazole (ADZ) and praziquantel (PZQT) have been used as anthelmintics for over 30 years. Worldwide, hundreds of millions tablets are administered to people and livestock every year. ADZ is poorly...
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Is it necessary to take anthelmintics every year in Korea?

Huh S

Is it necessary to intake anthelmintics every year in Korea? To answer to this question, the recent nation-wide egg positive rate of the intestinal nematodes in Korea was presented. The...
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Hookworm Infection Caused Acute Intestinal Bleeding Diagnosed by Capsule: A Case Report and Literature Review

Tan X, Cheng M, Zhang J, Chen G, Liu D, Liu Y, Liu H

Hookworm infections are rare causes of acute gastrointestinal bleeding. We report a middle aged man with primary nephrotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism. During the treatment with steroids and anticoagulants, the...
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Hookworm Infection: A Neglected Cause of Overt Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Wei KY, Yan Q, Tang B, Yang SM, Zhang PB, Deng MM, Lü MH

Hookworm infections are widely prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in low income regions. In the body, hookworms parasitize the proximal small intestine, leading to chronic intestinal hemorrhage and...
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Evaluation of the prevalence and clinical impact of toxocariasis in patients with eosinophilia of unknown origin

Kim HB, Seo JW, Lee JH, Choi BS, Park SG

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Eosinophilia has numerous diverse causes, and in many patients, it is not possible to establish the cause of eosinophilia. Recently, toxocariasis was introduced as one cause of eosinophilia. The...
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The Clinical Characteristics of Ocular Toxocariasis in Jeju Island Using Ultra-wide-field Fundus Photography

Lee JY, Kim JY, Lee SY, Lee HJ, Jeong JH, Lee EK

PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical features and treatment outcomes of ocular toxocariasis in Jeju Island using ultra-wide-field fundus photography. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 40 eyes of 37...
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Trichuris trichiura Infection in North Korean Defector Resulted in Chronic Abdominal Pain and Growth Retardation

Kim JB, Seo KI, Moon W

Trichuris trichiura infection is a common helminth infection, which is transmitted via soil, with worldwide distribution, especially in rural areas of developing countries. Occasionally, sporadic cases occur in non-endemic, developed...
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Clinical Manifestation and Outcomes of Neuroretinitis in Korea

Jang SG, Pak KY, Kwon HJ, Lee SM, Park SW, Byon IS, Lee JE

PURPOSE: In the present study, the clinical characteristics and outcomes of neuroretinitis in Korea were investigated. METHODS: Seven consecutive patients with neuroretinitis from 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The present...
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A Case of Ancylostoma ceylanicum Infection Occurring in an Australian Soldier Returned from Solomon Islands

Speare R, Bradbury R, Croese J

A 26-year-old male member of the Australian Defense Force presented with a history of central abdominal pain of 4 weeks duration and peripheral eosinophilia consistent with eosinophilic enteritis. Acute hookworm...
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Toxocara canis-Associated Myelitis with Eosinophilic Pneumonia

Park KH, Kim YS, Kim SK, Choi NC, Kwon OY, Lim B, Park KJ

The existence of Toxocara canis-specific antibodies has recently been reported in patients with atopic myelitis. Here, we report the case of a 35-year-old male patient admitted with a chief complaint...
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Daughter cysts in a cyst of the liver: hepatic echinococcosis

Kwon BW, Park SJ, Kong JH, Song IH

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A Case of Spontaneous Closure of Macular Hole in Infectious Posterior Uveitis Involving the Fovea

Kim MW, Kim DY, Kim YJ, Joe SG, Lee JY, Kim JG

PURPOSE: To report a case of macular hole secondary to presumptive infectious posterior uveitis involving the fovea that spontaneously resolved after medical treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 33-year-old male visited our clinic...
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Toxocariasis: A Rare Cause of Multiple Cerebral Infarction

Kwon HH

Toxocariasis is a parasitic infection caused by the roundworms Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati, mostly due to accidental ingestion of embryonated eggs. Clinical manifestations vary and are classified as visceral...
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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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Enhanced Resolution of Eosinophilic Liver Abscess Associated with Toxocariasis by Albendazole Treatment

Jang EY, Choi MS, Gwak GY, Koh KC, Paik SW, Lee JH, Paik YH, Yoo BC

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Visceral larva migrans, caused by Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, has emerged as a significant cause of eosinophilic liver abscess (ELA). Differentiation of ELA associated with toxocariasis (ELA-T) from...
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