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Current Status of Human Taeniasis in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Jeon HK, Yong TS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Min DY, Yun CH, Rim HJ, Pongvongsa T, Banouvong , Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):259-263.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.259
Human taeniasis was investigated in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) between 2000 and 2011 as part of the nation's helminthiasis survey. A total of 55,038 inhabitants, including 29,846 school...
In Vitro Effects of SB202190 on Echinococcus granulosus

Lv H, Li S, Zhang J, Liang W, Mu X, Jiang Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):255-258.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.255
Spillage of cyst contents during surgical operation is the major cause of recurrence after hydatid cyst surgery. Instillation of a scolicidal agent into a hepatic hydatid cyst is the most...
Generation and Immunity Testing of a Recombinant Adenovirus Expressing NcSRS2-NcGRA7 Fusion Protein of Bovine Neospora caninum

Jia LJ, Zhang SF, Qian NC, Xuan XN, Yu LZ, Zhang XM, Liu MM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):247-253.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.247
Neospora caninum is the etiologic agent of bovine neosporosis, which affects the reproductive performance of cattle worldwide. The transmembrane protein, NcSRS2, and dense-granule protein, NcGRA7, were identified as protective antigens...
The Dimension of Trichomonas vaginalis as Measured by Scanning Electron Microscopy

Cheon SH, Kim SR, Song HO, Ahn MH, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):243-246.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.243
It is known that physicochemical conditions (e.g., pH, temperature, and ionic strength) affect the size of trichomonads. In this study, the sizes of 4 isolates of Trichomonas vaginalis cultured for more...
Sensitive and Rapid Detection of Giardia lamblia Infection in Pet Dogs using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification

Li J, Wang P, Zhang A, Zhang P, Alsarakibi M, Li G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):237-241.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.237
Giardia lamblia is recognized as one of the most prevalent parasites in dogs. The present study aimed to establish a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid and specific detection...
Different Clinical Outcomes of Entamoeba histolytica in Malaysia: Does Genetic Diversity Exist?

Anuar TS, Al-Mekhlafi HM, Abdul Ghani MK, Azreen SN, Salleh FM, Ghazali N, Bernadus M, Moktar N

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):231-236.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.231
The present study was conducted to investigate the clinical outcomes of Entamoeba histolytica infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic Orang Asli (aborigine) communities in Malaysia. Examination was performed on 500 stool...
Clinical and Pathological Characteristics of Intraocular Cysticercosis

Li JJ, Zhang LW, Li H, Hu ZL

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):223-229.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.223
This study aimed to explore the clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of intraocular cysticercosis due to Taenia solium metacestode infection. Total 8 patients diagnosed with intraocular cysticercosis at the Red...
Trichinosis Caused by Ingestion of Raw Soft-Shelled Turtle Meat in Korea

Lee SR, Yoo SH, Kim HS, Lee SH, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):219-221.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.219
Reptiles, unlike mammals, have been considered to be unsuitable hosts of Trichinella spp., though larvae have been detected in their muscles and human outbreaks related to their consumption have, in...
A Case of Plasmodium ovale Malaria Imported from West Africa

Kang Y, Yang J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):213-218.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.213
Malaria is a parasitic infection caused by Plasmodium species. Most of the imported malaria in Korea are due to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum, and Plasmodium ovale infections are very...
Isospora belli Infection with Chronic Diarrhea in an Alcoholic Patient

Kim MJ, Kim WH, Jung HC, Chai JW, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):207-212.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.207
Chronic diarrhea with a 35 kg weight loss (75 kg to 40 kg) occurred during 2 years in an alcoholic patient was diagnosed with Isospora belli infection in the Republic...
A Fatal Case of Naegleria fowleri Meningoencephalitis in Taiwan

Su MY, Lee MS, Shyu LY, Lin WC, Hsiao PC, Wang CP, Ji DD, Chen KM, Lai SC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):203-206.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.203
After bathing at a hot spring resort, a 75-year-old man presented to the emergency department because of seizure-like attack with loss of conscious. This is the first case of primary...
Molecular Characterization of Taenia multiceps Isolates from Gansu Province, China by Sequencing of Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 1

Li WH, Jia WZ, Qu ZG, Xie ZZ, Luo JX, Yin H, Sun XL, Blaga R, Fu BQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):197-201.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.197
A total of 16 Taenia multiceps isolates collected from naturally infected sheep or goats in Gansu Province, China were characterized by sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1)...
Echinostoma macrorchis in Lao PDR: Metacercariae in Cipangopaludina Snails and Adults from Experimentally Infected Animals

Sohn WM, Chai JY, Na BK, Yong TS, Eom KS, Park H, Min DY, Rim HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):191-196.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.191
The echinostome metacercariae encysted in Cipangopaludina sp. snails that were purchased from a market in Vientiane Municipality, Lao PDR, were identified as Echinostoma macrorchis (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) through recovery of adult...
Echinostoma revolutum: Freshwater Snails as the Second Intermediate Hosts in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chantima K, Chai JY, Wongsawad

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):183-189.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.183
The occurrence of 37-collar spined echinostome metacercariae in freshwater snails was investigated in 6 districts of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, from October 2011 to April 2012. A total of 2,914...
Dot-Blot Immunoassay of Fasciola gigantica Infection using 27 kDa and Adult Worm Regurge Antigens in Egyptian Patients

Kamel HH, Saad GA, Sarhan RM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):177-182.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.177
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the potential role of the 27-Kilodalton (KDa) antigen versus Fasciola gigantica adult worm regurge antigens in a DOT-Blot assay and to...
Effect of Ketoconazole, a Cytochrome P450 Inhibitor, on the Efficacy of Quinine and Halofantrine against Schistosoma mansoni in Mice

Seif el-Din SH, Sabra AN, Hammam OA, El-Lakkany NM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):165-175.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.165
The fear that schistosomes will become resistant to praziquantel (PZQ) motivates the search for alternatives to treat schistosomiasis. The antimalarials quinine (QN) and halofantrine (HF) possess moderate antischistosomal properties. The...
Protective and Anti-Pathology Effects of Sm Fructose-1,6-Bisphosphate Aldolase-Based DNA Vaccine against Schistosoma mansoni by Changing Route of Injection

Saber M, Diab T, Hammam O, Karim A, Medhat A, Khela M, El-Dabaa E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):155-163.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.155
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of fructose-1,6-bis phosphate aldolase (SMALDO) DNA vaccination against Schistosoma mansoni infection using different routes of injection. The SMALDO has been cloned into the...
Efficacy of a DNA Vaccine Carrying Eimeria maxima Gam56 Antigen Gene against Coccidiosis in Chickens

Xu J, Zhang Y, Tao J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Apr;51(2):147-154.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.2.147
To control coccidiosis without using prophylactic medications, a DNA vaccine targeting the gametophyte antigen Gam56 from Eimeria maxima in chickens was constructed, and the immunogenicity and protective effects were evaluated....

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