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Electron Microscopy of the Separated Outer Tegument of the Sparganum and Its Antigenicity

Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):181-183.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.181
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...
Cercaria caribbea LVIII Cable, 1963 (Digenea: Cyathocotylidae) in the Republic of Korea and Its Surface Ultrastructure

Han ET, Park JH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):177-180.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.177
Cercaria caribbea LVIII Cable, 1963 (Digenea: Cyathocotylidae) was detected from a brackish water gastropod species (Cerithideopsilla cingulata) in a coatal area of Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do (Province), the Republic of Korea, and...
High Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini Infection in a Riparian Population in Takeo Province, Cambodia

Yong TS, Shin EH, Chai JY, Sohn WM, Eom KS, Lee DM, Park K, Jeoung HG, Hoang EH, Lee YH, Woo HJ, Lee JH, Kang SI, Cha JK, Lee KH, Yoon CH, Sinuon M, Socheat D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):173-176.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.173
Opisthorchis viverrini infection was found to be highly prevalent in 3 riverside villages (Ang Svay Chek A, B, and C) of the Prey Kabas District, Takeo Province. This area is...
Expression and Characterization of alpha-Methylacyl CoA Racemase from Anisakis simplex Larvae

Kim BJ, Kim SM, Cho MK, Yu HS, Lee YS, Cha HJ, Ock M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):165-171.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.165
Larval excretory-secretory products of Anisakis simplex are known to cause allergic reactions in humans. A cDNA library of A. simplex 3rd-stage larvae (L3) was immunoscreened with polyclonal rabbit serum raised...
Efficacy of Ronidazole for Treatment of Cats Experimentally Infected with a Korean Isolate of Tritrichomonas foetus

Lim S, Park SI, Ahn KS, Oh DS, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):161-164.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.161
To evaluate the efficacy of ronidazole for treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus infection, 6 Tritrichomonas-free kittens were experimentally infected with a Korean isolate of T. foetus. The experimental infection was confirmed...
PCR for Diagnosis of Male Trichomonas vaginalis Infection with Chronic Prostatitis and Urethritis

Lee JJ, Moon HS, Lee TY, Hwang HS, Ahn MH, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):157-159.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.157
The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of PCR for diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among male patients with chronic recurrent prostatitis and urethritis. Between June 2001...
An Outbreak of Caparinia tripilis in a Colony of African Pygmy Hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) from Korea

Kim DH, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):151-156.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.151
In February 2010, dermatitis characterized by scale and self-trauma due to puritis was recognized in a group of 22 four-toed hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris Wagner, 1841) from a local pet shop...
Two Cases of Primary Splenic Hydatid Cyst in Greece

Vezakis A, Dellaportas D, Polymeneas G, Tasoulis M, Chondrogiannis C, Melemeni A, Polydorou , Fragulidis GP

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):147-150.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.147
Cystic disease of the spleen is an uncommon entity in general population. Most cases result from parasitic infection by Echinococcus granulosus, a form called splenic hydatid disease (SHD), with a...
Four Human Cases of Diphyllobothrium latum Infection

Choi HJ, Lee J, Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):143-146.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.143
Diphyllobothrium latum infections in 4 young Korean men detected from 2008 to 2012 are presented. Three were diagnosed based on spontaneously discharged strobila of the adult worm in their feces,...
Dirofilaria repens in Vietnam: Detection of 10 Eye and Subcutaneous Tissue Infection Cases Identified by Morphology and Molecular Methods

De NV, Le TH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):137-141.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.137
From 2006 to 2010, hospitals in Hanoi treated 10 human patients for dirofilariasis. The worms were collected from parasitic places, and identification of the species was completed by morphology and...
Visceral Leishmaniasis Mimicking Autoimmune Hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overlap

Tunccan OG, Tufan A, Telli G, Akyurek N, Pamukcuoglu M, Yilmaz G, Hizel K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):133-136.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.133
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a life-threatening infection caused by Leishmania species. In addition to typical clinical findings as fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and cachexia, VL is associated with autoimmune phenomena. To date,...
Seasonal Abundance of Biting Midges, Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Collected at Cowsheds in the Southern Part of the Republic of Korea

Kim HC, Bellis GA, Kim MS, Chong ST, Lee DK, Park JY, Yeh JY, Klein TA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):127-131.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.127
Black light traps were used to measure the seasonal and geographical distribution of Culicoides spp. (biting midges or no-see-ums) at 9 cowsheds in the southern half of the Republic of...
Potential Correlation between Carboxylic Acid Metabolites in Biomphalaria alexandrina Snails after Exposure to Schistosoma mansoni Infection

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

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):119-126.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.119
Carboxylic acids play an important role in both aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways of both the snail and the parasite. Monitoring the effects of infection by schistosome on Biomphalaria alexandrina...
Positivity and Intensity of Gnathostoma spinigerum Infective Larvae in Farmed and Wild-Caught Swamp Eels in Thailand

Saksirisampant W, Thanomsub

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):113-118.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.113
From July 2008 to June 2009, livers of the swamp eels (Monopterus alba) were investigated for advanced third-stage larvae (AL3) of Gnathostoma spinigerum. Results revealed that 10.2% (106/1,037) and 20.4%...
Molecular Identification and Real-time Quantitative PCR (qPCR) for Rapid Detection of Thelohanellus kitauei, a Myxozoan Parasite Causing Intestinal Giant Cystic Disease in the Israel Carp

Seo JS, Jeon EJ, Kim MS, Woo SH, Kim JD, Jung SH, Park MA, Jee BY, Kim JW, Kim YC, Lee EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):103-111.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.103
Intestinal giant-cystic disease (IGCD) of the Israel carp (Cyprinus carpio nudus) has been recognized as one of the most serious diseases afflicting inland farmed fish in the Republic of Korea,...
IgG Avidity ELISA Test for Diagnosis of Acute Toxoplasmosis in Humans

Rahbari AH, Keshavarz , Shojaee S, Mohebali M, Rezaeian M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Jun;50(2):99-102.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.99
Serum samples, 100 in the total number, were collected from different laboratories in Tehran, Iran and tested for anti-Toxoplasma specific IgG and IgM antibodies using indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT)....

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