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Human Infections with Liver and Minute Intestinal Flukes in Guangxi, China: Analysis by DNA Sequencing, Ultrasonography, and Immunoaffinity Chromatography

Jeon HK, Lee D, Park H, Min DY, Rim HJ, Zhang H, Yang Y, Li X, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):391-394.
The prevalence of liver and intestinal fluke infections was determined by surveying inhabitants of Hengxuan, Fusui, and Shanglin villages which were known to be endemic for liver flukes in Guangxi,...
Trichinella spiralis Infection Suppressed Gut Inflammation with CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T Cell Recruitment

Cho MK, Park MK, Kang SA, Choi SH, Ahn SC, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):385-390.
In order to know the effect of pre-existing Trichinella spiralis infection on experimentally induced intestinal inflammation and immune responses, we induced colitis in T. spiralis-infected mice and observed the severity...
Prevalence of Drug Resistance-Associated Gene Mutations in Plasmodium vivax in Central China

Lu F, Wang B, Cao J, Sattabongkot J, Zhou H, Zhu G, Kim K, Gao Q, Han ET

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):379-384.
Resistance of Plasmodium spp. to anti-malarial drugs is the primary obstacle in the fight against malaria, and molecular markers for the drug resistance have been applied as an adjunct in...
Oxidative Stress in Vivax Malaria

Bilgin R, Yalcin MS, Yucebilgic G, Koltas IS, Yazar S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):375-377.
Malaria is still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The increase in lipid peroxidation reported in malaria infection and antioxidant status may be a useful marker of oxidative stress...
Evaluation of Anti-Toxoplasma IgG, IgM, and IgA in Mothers with Spontaneous Abortion in Zanjan, Northwest Iran

Amin A, Mazloomzadeh S, Haniloo A, Mohammadian F, Fazaeli A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):371-374.
Toxoplasma gondii is one of the major agents of infectious abortions and due to its worldwide distribution can threat healthy pregnant women who had no previous exposure to this parasite....
Effects of Mannose on Pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba castellanii

Yoo KT, Jung SY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):365-369.
Acanthamoeba spp. are single-celled protozoan organisms that are widely distributed in the environment. In this study, to understand functional roles of a mannose-binding protein (MBP), Acanthamoeba castellanii was treated with...
Short-Cut Pathway to Synthesize Cellulose of Encysting Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):361-364.
The mature cyst of Acanthamoeba is highly resistant to various antibiotics and therapeutic agents. Cyst wall of Acanthamoeba are composed of cellulose, acid-resistant proteins, lipids, and unidentified materials. Because cellulose...
An Imported Case of Cystic Echinococcosis in the Liver

Ahn KS, Hong ST, Kang YN, Kwon JH, Kim MJ, Park TJ, Kim YH, Lim TJ, Kang KJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):357-360.
A 25-year-old Uzbek male presented with right upper abdominal pain for 20 days. On radiologic studies, a huge cystic mass was noticed in the right liver which was suspected as...
A Case of Inguinal Sparganosis Mimicking Myeloid Sarcoma

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

  • 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...
Intestinal Paragonimiasis with Colonic Ulcer and Hematochezia in An Elderly Taiwanese Woman

Liu CT, Chen YC, Chen TH, Barghouth , Fan CK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):349-352.
A 94-year-old female with end-stage renal disease presents with fever, fatigue, and hematochezia. She had previously resided in Hunan Province, China, and Myanmar, and she immigrated to Taiwan 30 years...
Paragonimiasis in the Abdominal Cavity and Subcutaneous Tissue: Report of 3 Cases

Lee CH, Kim JH, Moon WS, Lee MR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):345-347.
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the lung fluke, Paragonimus spp. Lung flukes may be found in various organs, such as the brain, peritoneum, subcutaneous tissues, and retroperitoneum, other...
An Outbreak of Trichinosis with Molecular Identification of Trichinella sp. in Vietnam

De NV, Trung NV, Ha NH, Nga VT, Ha NM, Thuy PT, Duyet LV, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):339-343.
The 5th outbreak of trichinosis occurred in a mountainous area of North Vietnam in 2012, involving 24 patients among 27 people who consumed raw pork together. Six of these patients...
An Indigenous Case of Intestinal Capillariasis with Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Korea

Jung WT, Kim HJ, Min HJ, Ha CY, Kim HJ, Ko GH, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):333-337.
We encountered an indigenous case of intestinal capillariasis with protein-losing enteropathy in the Republic of Korea. A 37-year-old man, residing in Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, admitted to the Gyeongsang National University Hospital...
Monthly Occurrence of Vectors and Reservoir Rodents of Scrub Typhus in an Endemic Area of Jeollanam-do, Korea

Lee SH, Lee YS, Lee IY, Lim JW, Shin HK, Yu JR, Sim S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):327-331.
Monthly surveys were conducted to investigate the occurrence of chigger mites and seroprevalence of scrub typhus among small mammals in Jeollanam-do, the southwestern part of Korea, from November 2006 through...
Foodborne Trematode Metacercariae in Fish from Northern Vietnam and Their Adults Recovered from Experimental Hamsters

Chai JY, De NV, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):317-325.
The prevalence of foodborne trematode (FBT) metacercariae was investigated in fish from 2 localities of northern Vietnam in 2004-2005. Freshwater fish (9 species) were collected from local markets in Hanoi...
In Vitro Maintenance of Clonorchis sinensis Adult Worms

Uddin MH, Li S, Bae YM, Choi MH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):309-315.
Clonorchis sinensis is a biological carcinogen inducing human cholangiocarcinoma, and clonorchiasis is one of the important endemic infectious diseases in East Asia. The present study investigated survival longevity of C....
Experimental Murine Fascioliasis Derives Early Immune Suppression with Increased Levels of TGF-beta and IL-4

Chung JY, Bae YA, Yun DH, Yang HJ, Kong Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):301-308.
In fascioliasis, T-helper 2 (Th2) responses predominate, while little is known regarding early immune phenomenon. We herein analyzed early immunophenotype changes of BALB/c, C57BL/6, and C3H/He mice experimentally infected with...
Larval Anisakid Infections in Marine Fish from Three Sea Areas of the Republic of Korea

Cho SH, Lee SE, Park OH, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):295-299.
The present study was performed to determine the infection status of anisakid larvae in marine fish collected from 3 sea areas of the Republic of Korea. Total 86 marine fish...
Serologic Survey of Toxoplasmosis in Seoul and Jeju-do, and a Brief Review of Its Seroprevalence in Korea

Lim H, Lee SE, Jung BK, Kim MK, Lee MY, Nam HW, Shin JG, Yun CH, Cho HI, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):287-293.
Knowledge of the prevalence of human Toxoplasma gondii infection is required in the Republic of Korea. In this study, we surveyed the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection and analyzed the...
Immunological Mechanisms by Which Concomitant Helminth Infections Predispose to the Development of Human Tuberculosis

Mendez-Samperio P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):281-286.
Helminthic infections afflict over 1.5 billion people worldwide, while Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects one third of the world's population, resulting in 2 million deaths per year. Although tuberculosis and helminthic infections...

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