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Discovery of Endocotyle incana and Spelotrema pseudogonotyla (Digenea: Microphallidae) from Scolopacid Migratory Birds in Korea

Yoo HJ, Chung OS, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):273-276.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.273
Migratory birds have been suspected as playing a central role in transmission of various trematodes, but few surveys have been undertaken in the Republic of Korea. In the present study,...
Echinostome Flukes Receovered from Humans in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Hoang EH, Phammasack B, Insisiengmay B, Rim HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):269-272.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.269
Echinostome eggs were detected in 22 (1.1%) of 2,074 people residing in riparian villages along the Mekong River in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. In order to recover the adult flukes,...
Two Human Cases Infected by the Horsehair Worm, Parachordodes sp. (Nematomorpha: Chordodidae), in Japan

Yamada M, Tegoshi T, Abe N, Urabe M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):263-267.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.263
The present study was performed to describe 2 human cases infected by the horsehair worm, Parachordodes sp., in Japan. Two gordiid worms were collected in the vomit and excreta of...
Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among Preschool Children in Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

Hong SH, Jeong YI, Lee JH, Cho SH, Lee WJ, Lee SE

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):259-262.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.259
We assessed the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection and changes in the egg positive rate (EPR) over 1-year time, using the adhesive cellophane-tape perianal swab method in 2,347 preschool children...
Molecular Identification of Oesophagostomum and Trichuris Eggs Isolated from Wild Japanese Macaques

Arizono N, Yamada M, Tegoshi T, Onishi K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):253-257.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.253
Natural habitat fragmentation and reducing habitat quality have resulted in an increased appearance of Japanese macaques, Macaca fuscata (Gray, 1870), in suburban areas in Japan. To investigate the risk of...
A Seroepidemiological Survey of Toxocariasis among Eosinophilia Patients in Chungcheongnam-do

Seo M, Yoon SC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):249-251.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.249
There have been several reports on the relationship between toxocariasis and eosinophilia, but all have been limited to the areas of Seoul or Gangwon-do. In the present study, we investigated...
Quantitative Evaluation of Viability- and Apoptosis-Related Genes in Ascaris suum Eggs under Different Culture-Temperature Conditions

Yu YM, Cho YH, Youn YN, Quan JH, Choi IW, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):243-247.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.243
Ascaris suum eggs are inactivated by composting conditions; however, it is difficult to find functional changes in heat-treated A. suum eggs. Here, unembryonated A. suum eggs were incubated at 20degrees...
Effect of Temperature on Embryonation of Ascaris suum Eggs in an Environmental Chamber

Kim MK, Pyo KH, Hwang YS, Park KH, Hwang IG, Chai JY, Shin EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):239-242.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.239
The influence of temperature on the development and embryonation of Ascaris suum eggs was studied using coarse sand medium in an environmental chamber with 50% humidity. The time required for...
Production and Evaluation of Toxoplasma gondii Recombinant GRA7 for Serodiagnosis of Human Infections

Selseleh M, Keshavarz , Mohebali M, Shojaee S, Selseleh M, Eshragian , Mansouri F, Modarressi MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):233-238.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.233
The precise diagnosis of the acute toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and immunocompromsied patients has critical importance. Most of the commercially available assays use the whole Toxoplasma soluble extract as the...
Detection of Ocular Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Chronic Irregular Recurrent Uveitis by PCR

Lee SE, Hong SH, Lee SH, Jeong YI, Lim SJ, Kwon OW, Kim SH, You YS, Cho SH, Lee WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):229-231.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.229
Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite resulting in human infections and one of the infectious pathogens leading to uveitis and retinochoroiditis. The present study was performed to assess T. gondii...
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis in the Residents of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

Ahn HJ, Cho PY, Ahn SK, Kim TS, Chong CK, Hong SJ, Cha SH, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):225-227.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.225
The seroepidemiological status of toxoplasmosis was surveyed among the residents of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do by means of ELISA using a crude extract antigen of Toxoplasma gondii. The sera of 1,661 adult...
The First Human Case of Thelazia callipaeda Infection in Vietnam

De NV, Le TH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):221-223.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.221
A 26-year-old man residing in a village of Thai Nguyen Province, North Vietnam, visited the Thai Nguyen Provincial Hospital in July 2008. He felt a bulge-sticking pain in his left...
Infection Status of Estuarine Fish and Oysters with Intestinal Fluke Metacercariae in Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

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

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):215-220.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.215
The source of human infection with intestinal flukes was surveyed in estuarine fishes, including the dotted gizzard shad, common sea bass, common blackish goby, redlip mullet, black sea bream, and...
Comparative Morphology of Minute Intestinal Fluke Eggs That Can Occur in Human Stools in the Republic of Korea

Lee JJ, Jung BK, Lim H, Lee MY, Choi SY, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):207-213.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.207
The egg morphology of minute intestinal flukes (MIF) that can occur as human infections in the Republic of Korea, i.e., Metagonimus yokogawai, M. miyatai, M. takahashii, Heterophyes nocens, Heterophyopsis continua,...
Real-Time RT-PCR on SAG1 and BAG1 Gene Expression during Stage Conversion in Immunosuppressed Mice Infected with Toxoplasma gondii Tehran Strain

Selseleh M, Modarressi MH, Mohebali M, Shojaee S, Eshragian , Selseleh M, Azizi E, Keshavarz

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):199-205.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.199
Toxoplasmic encephalitis is caused by reactivation of bradyzoites to rapidly dividing tachyzoites of the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii in immunocompromised hosts. Diagnosis of this life-threatening disease is problematic, because it...
A Surge in the Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis among the Residents of Islands in Gangwha-gun, Incheon, Korea

Yang Z, Cho PY, Ahn SK, Ahn HJ, Kim TS, Chong CK, Hong SJ, Cha SH, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Sep;50(3):191-197.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.3.191
Seroepidemiological changes of Toxoplasma gondii infection among the residents of the islands of Gangwha-gun, Incheon for 2 years were surveyed and evaluated by ELISA using a crude extract antigen. In...

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