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Evaluation of Two ELISA and Two Indirect Hemagglutination Tests for Serodiagnosis of Pulmonary Hydatid Disease

Eris FN, Akisu C, Aksoy U

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):427-429.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.427
To establish a definite diagnosis for pulmonary hydatid disease, combination of radiology and serology is useful. In this study, 19 preoperative sera from patients with surgically confirmed pulmonary hydatidosis, 40...
Infection Status of Freshwater Crabs and Crayfish with Metacercariae of Paragonimus westermani in Korea

Kim EM, Kim JL, Choi SI, Lee SH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):425-426.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.425
The present study investigated the infection status of Paragonimus westermani metacercariae in freshwater crabs (n = 363) and crayfish (n = 31) from October 2007 to October 2008 using the...
Glutathione Reductase and Thioredoxin Reductase: Novel Antioxidant Enzymes from Plasmodium berghei

Kapoor G, Banyal HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):421-424.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.421
Malaria parasites adapt to the oxidative stress during their erythrocytic stages with the help of vital thioredoxin redox system and glutathione redox system. Glutathione reductase and thioredoxin reductase are important...
Fecal and Molecular Survey of Neospora caninum in Farm and Household Dogs in Mashhad Area, Khorasan Province, Iran

Razmi G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):417-420.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.417
Neospora caninum is an important cause of abortion in dairy cattle worldwide. Dog is the definitive host for N. caninum and can infect dairy cattle. The aim of this study...
Genotype of Toxoplasma gondii from Blood of Stray Cats in Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Kim HY, Kim YA, Lee HS, Rhie HG, Cho SH, Yu JR, Lee SE

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):413-415.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.413
Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii has been performed in 23 PCR positive blood samples from stray cats in Korea. We used 2 separate PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) patterns of SAG2...
Antigenemia and Specific IgM and IgG Antibody Responses in Rabbits Infected with Toxoplasma gondii

Quan JH, Hassan HA, Cha GH, Shin DW, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):409-412.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.409
In this experiment, the correlation between antigenemia and specific antibody responses in Toxoplasma gondii-infected rabbits was assessed. We injected 1,000 T. gondii tachyzoites (RH) subcutaneously into 5 rabbits. Parasitemia, circulating...
A Nasal Myiasis in a 76-Year-Old Female in Korea

Kim JS, Seo PW, Kim JW, Go JH, Jang SC, Lee HJ, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):405-407.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.405
On July 2009, 5 fly larvae were discovered inside the nose of a 76-year-old female. She was living in Cheonan-si, and in a state of coma due to rupture of...
A Human Case of Clinostomum complanatum Infection in Korea

Park CW, Kim JS, Joo HS, Kim J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):401-404.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.401
A 33-year-old Korean man visited a medical clinic with complaints of throat discomfort and pain for one week. The symptoms occurred one day after eating raw brackish water fish, perch....
Orbital Dirofilariasis in Iran: A Case Report

Tavakolizadeh S, Mobedi I

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):397-399.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.397
Dirofilariasis is a common parasitic disease in both domestic and wild animals around the world, with canines as the principal reservoir host and mosquitoes as the vector. Human ophthalmic dirofilariasis...
Cochlosoma Infection in a Turkey in Iran

Gharagozlou MJ, Dezfoulian O

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):393-395.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.393
Cochlosoma sp. infection was identified in a single case among 60 stunted diarrheic native turkey poults, Meleagris galopavo. A large number of the flagellated parasites was found free or within...
Sensitization of Children to Storage Mites in Kutahya, Turkey

Akdemir C, Soyucen E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):387-391.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.387
Specific IgE against Acarus siro, Glycphagus domesticus, Tyrophagus putrescentiae, and Lepidoglyphus destructor have been investigated by ELISA in sera of 92 children. Of them, 41 were found to be specific...
Geographical Distribution and Relative Abundance of Vectors of Scrub Typhus in the Republic of Korea

Lee IY, Kim HC, Lee YS, Seo JH, Lim JW, Yong TS, Klein TA, Lee WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):381-386.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.381
A survey to determine the geographical distribution and relative abundance of potential vectors of scrub typhus was conducted from October to November 2006 at 13 localities throughout the Republic of...
In Vitro Screening of Anti-lice Activity of Pongamia pinnata Leaves

Samuel A, Radhamani , Gopinath R, Kalusalingam A, Vimala A, Husain HA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):377-380.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.377
Growing patterns of pediculocidal drug resistance towards head louse laid the foundation for research in exploring novel anti-lice agents from medicinal plants. In the present study, various extracts of Pongamia...
Morphologic and Genetic Identification of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense in Korea

Jeon HK, Kim KH, Huh S, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):369-375.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.369
Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense was first described by Yamane in 1986 but the taxonomical features have been obscure due to lack of critical morphologic criteria in its larval and adult stages. In...
Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Paramyosin from Clonorchis sinensis

Park TJ, Kang JM, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):359-367.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.359
Paramyosin is a myofibrillar protein present in helminth parasites and plays multifunctional roles in host-parasite interactions. In this study, we identified the gene encoding paramyosin of Clonorchis sinensis (CsPmy) and...
Cryptosporidium Oocyst Detection in Water Samples: Floatation Technique Enhanced with Immunofluorescence Is as Effective as Immunomagnetic Separation Method

Koompapong K, Sutthikornchai C, Sukthana Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):353-357.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.353
Cryptosporidium can cause gastrointestinal diseases worldwide, consequently posing public health problems and economic burden. Effective techniques for detecting contaminated oocysts in water are important to prevent and control the contamination....
Aureobasidium-Derived Soluble Branched (1,3-1,6) beta-Glucan (Sophy beta-glucan) Enhances Natural Killer Activity in Leishmania amazonensis-Infected Mice

Yatawara L, Wickramasinghe S, Nagataki M, Takamoto M, Nomura H, Ikeue Y, Watanabe Y, Agatsuma T

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):345-351.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.345
The beta-glucans derived from yeast cell walls have been reported for having many immunomodulatory activities in vivo and in vitro. In this study, Aureobasidium-derived soluble branched (1,3-1,6) beta-glucan (Sophy beta-glucan)...
Endosymbionts of Acanthamoeba Isolated from Domestic Tap Water in Korea

Choi SH, Cho MK, Ahn SC, Lee JE, Lee JS, Kim DH, Xuan YH, Hong YC, Kong HH, Chung DI, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):337-344.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.337
In a previous study, we reported our discovery of Acanthamoeba contamination in domestic tap water; in that study, we determined that some Acanthamoeba strains harbor endosymbiotic bacteria, via our molecular...
Successful Control of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Republic of Korea

Cheun HI, Kong Y, Cho SH, Lee JS, Chai JY, Lee JS, Lee JK, Kim TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Dec;47(4):323-335.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.4.323
A successful experience of lymphatic filariasis control in the Republic of Korea is briefly reviewed. Filariasis in the Republic of Korea was exclusively caused by infection with Brugia malayi. Over...

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