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Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis

Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):187-187.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.187
No abstract available.
Production of Polyclonal Antibodies against the Tegument of Sparganum (Plerocercoid of Spirometra mansoni) and Its Immunolocalization

Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):183-185.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.183
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...
Appropriate Time for Primaquine Treatment to Reduce Plasmodium falciparum Transmission in Hypoendemic Areas

Wilairatana P, Krudsood S, Tangpukdee N

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):179-182.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.179
Artemesinin-combination therapies (ACT) for falciparum malaria reduce gametocyte carriage, and therefore reduce transmission. Artemisinin derivatives will act against only young gametocytes whereas primaquine acts on mature gametocytes which are present...
Primaquine Administration after Falciparum Malaria Treatment in Malaria Hypoendemic Areas with High Incidence of Falciparum and Vivax Mixed Infection: Pros and Cons

Wilairatana P, Tangpukdee N, Kano S, Krudsood S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):175-177.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.175
Mixed infections of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax is high (~30%) in some malaria hypoendemic areas where the patients present with P. falciparum malaria diagnosed by microscopy. Conventional treatment of...
Suppressed CD31 Expression in Sarcoma-180 Tumors after Injection with Toxoplasma gondii Lysate Antigen in BALB/c Mice

Pyo KH, Jung BK, Chai JY, Shin EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):171-174.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.171
The anti-tumorigenic effects of Toxoplasma gondii (RH) antigens were studied in a murine sarcoma-180 tumor model. To determine the anti-tumor effects, the reduction in tumor size and expression of CD31...
A Human Case of Hymenolepis diminuta in a Child from Eastern Sicily

Patamia I, Cappello E, Castellano-Chiodo D, Greco F, Nigro L, Cacopardo

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):167-169.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.167
We report a case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 2-year-old child living in a suburban area of Catania, Italy. This case was initially referred to us as Dipylidium caninum...
An Imported Case of Echinococcosis of the Liver in a Korean Who Traveled to Western and Central Europe

Byun SJ, Moon KC, Suh KS, Han JK, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):161-165.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.161
Echinococcus granulosus, an intestinal tapeworm of dogs and other canids, infects humans in its larval stage and causes human echinococcosis or hydatid disease. In the Republic of Korea, 31 parasite-proven...
A Case of Probable Mixed-Infection with Clonorchis sinensis and Fasciola sp.: CT and Parasitological Findings

Kim TY, Lee YS, Yun JH, Kim JJ, Choi WH, Oh IH, Song HO, Chu JP

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):157-160.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.157
We report here a human case probably mixed-infected with Clonorchis sinensis and Fasciola sp. who was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) scan, serological findings, and/or fecal examination. The patient was...
Enzymatic Activities of Allergen Extracts from Three Species of Dust Mites and Cockroaches Commonly Found in Korean Home

Jeong KY, Kim C, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):151-155.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.151
Allergen extracts from dust mites and cockroaches commonly found in Korean homes were used to evaluate their enzymatic activity as they are believed to influence allergenicity. Allergen extracts were prepared...
Survey of Flea Infestation in Dogs in Different Geographical Regions of Iran

Tavassoli , Ahmadi A, Imani A, Ahmadiara , Javadi S, Hadian M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):145-149.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.145
Medically important arthropods, including fleas, play an important role in causing clinical disorders and disease in man and domestic animals. This study was conducted to determine the seasonal flea infestations...
Extraintestinal Migration of Centrorhynchus sp. (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) in Experimentally Infected Rats

Choi CJ, Lee HJ, Go JH, Park YK, Chai JY, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):139-143.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.139
Reptiles were known to serve as paratenic hosts for Centrorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) in Korea, but the infection course in experimental animals was not elucidated yet. In this study, the tiger...
Epidemiological Survey on the Infection of Intestinal Flukes in Residents of Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, the Republic of Korea

Cho SH, Cho PY, Lee DM, Kim TS, Kim IS, Hwang EJ, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):133-138.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.133
Infection status of intestinal flukes was investigated in residents of Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, the Republic of Korea. Total 1,257 fecal samples of residents were examined by formalin-ether sedimentation technique and Kato-Katz...
Carboxylic Acids as Biomarkers of Biomphalaria alexandrina Snails Infected with Schistosoma mansoni

Abou Elseoud SMF, Abdel Fattah NS, Ezz El Din HM, Abdel Al H, Mossalem H, Elleboudy

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):127-132.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.127
Biomphalaria alexandrina snails play an indispensable role in transmission of schistosomiasis. Infection rates in field populations of snails are routinely determined by cercarial shedding neglecting prepatent snail infections, because of...
Parents' Knowledge about Enterobiasis Might Be One of the Most Important Risk Factors for Enterobiasis in Children

Kim DH, Son HM, Kim JY, Cho MK, Park MK, Kang SY, Kim BY, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):121-126.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.121
To know the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection and what are the most important risk factors, we evaluated the incidence and risk factors of enterobiasis among children attended in kindergartens...
Infection Status of Hospitalized Diarrheal Patients with Gastrointestinal Protozoa, Bacteria, and Viruses in the Republic of Korea

Cheun HI, Cho SH, Lee JH, Lim YY, Jeon JH, Yu JR, Kim TS, Lee WJ, Cho SH, Lee DY, Park MS, Jeong HS, Chen DS, Ji YM, Kwon MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):113-120.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.113
To understand protozoan, viral, and bacterial infections in diarrheal patients, we analyzed positivity and mixed-infection status with 3 protozoans, 4 viruses, and 10 bacteria in hospitalized diarrheal patients during 2004-2006...
Biological and Genetic Characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis Isolates from Five Hydrographical Basins in Northern Portugal

Almeida A, Moreira MJ, Soares S, Delgado MD, Figueiredo J, Magalhaes , Castro A, Viana Da Costa A, Correia da Costa JM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):105-111.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.105
To understand the situation of water contamination with Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in the northern region of Portugal, we have established a long-term program aimed at pinpointing the sources...
Detection of Plasmodium vivax by Nested PCR and Real-Time PCR

Genc A, Eroglu F, Koltas IS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Jun;48(2):99-103.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.2.99
Malaria is endemic in the Cukurova region while it is sporadic in other regions of Turkey. Therefore, the laboratory and clinical diagnosis of malaria is important for the treatment of...

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