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Paleoparasitological Surveys for Detection of Helminth Eggs in Archaeological Sites of Jeolla-do and Jeju-do

Kim MJ, Shin DH, Song MJ, Song HY, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):489-492.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.489
A paleoparasitological survey to detect helminth eggs was performed in archaeological sites of Jeolla-do and Jeju-do, the Republic of Korea. Total 593 soil samples were collected in 12 sites of...
IgG Western Blot for Confirmatory Diagnosis of Equivocal Cases of Toxoplasmosis by EIA-IgG and Fluorescent Antibody Test

Khammari I, Saghrouni , Yaacoub A, Gaied Meksi S, Ach H, Garma L, Fathallah , Ben Said M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):485-488.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.485
The performance values of available techniques used in serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis are satisfactory but they raise problems of equivocal and discordant results for very low IgG titers. Recently marketed, LDBio-Toxo...
Superoxide Anion Production by Human Neutrophils Activated by Trichomonas vaginalis

Song HO, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):479-484.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.479
Neutrophils are the predominant inflammatory cells found in vaginal discharges of patients infected with Trichomonas vaginalis. In this study, we examined superoxide anion (O2(.-)) production by neutrophils activated by T....
A Case of Budd-Chiari Syndrome Associated with Alveolar Echinococcosis

Cakmak E, Alagozlu H, Gumus C, Ali C

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):475-477.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.475
Although alveolar echinococcosis (AE) can cause a serious disease with high mortality and morbidity similar to malign neoplasms. A 62-year-old woman admitted to a hospital located in Sivas, Turkey, with...
A Case of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Infection as Confirmed by Mitochondrial COX1 Gene Sequence Analysis

Park SH, Eom KS, Park MS, Kwon OK, Kim HS, Yoon JH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):471-473.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.471
Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense has been reported in Korea as Diphyllobothrium latum because of their close morphologic resemblance. We have identified a human case of D. nihonkaiense infection using the mitochondrial cytochrome...
Cutaneous Gnathostomiasis with Recurrent Migratory Nodule and Persistent Eosinophilia: a Case Report from China

Cui J, Wang Y, Wang ZQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):467-470.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.467
The present study reports a human case of cutaneous gnathostomiasis with recurrent migratory nodule and persistent eosinophilia in China. A 52-year-old woman from Henan Province, central China, presented with recurrent...
A Waterborne Outbreak and Detection of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Drinking Water of an Older High-Rise Apartment Complex in Seoul

Cho EJ, Yang JY, Lee ES, Kim SC, Cha SY, Kim ST, Lee MH, Han SH, Park YS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):461-466.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.461
From May to June 2012, a waterborne outbreak of 124 cases of cryptosporidiosis occurred in the plumbing systems of an older high-rise apartment complex in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The...
Skeletal Manifestations of Hydatid Disease in Serbia: Demographic Distribution, Site Involvement, Radiological Findings, and Complications

Bracanovic D, Djuric M, Sopta J, Djonic D, Lujic N

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):453-459.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.453
Although Serbia is recognized as an endemic country for echinococcosis, no information about precise incidence in humans has been available. The aim of this study was to investigate the skeletal...
Genetic Variation of Taenia Pisiformis Collected from Sichuan, China, Based on the Mitochondrial Cytochrome b gene

Yang D, Ren Y, Fu Y, Xie Y, Nie H, Nong X, Gu X, Wang S, Peng X, Yang G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):449-452.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.449
Taenia pisiformis is one of the most important parasites of canines and rabbits. T. pisiformis cysticercus (the larval stage) causes severe damage to rabbit breeding, which results in huge economic...
First Record of Bourgelatia diducta (Nematoda: Chabertiidae) from Wild Boars in the Republic of Korea

Ahn KS, Oh DS, Ahn AJ, Suh GH, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):441-448.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.441
This study describes the first record of Bourgelatia diducta (Nematoda: Chabertiidae) from wild boars in the Republic of Korea (=South Korea). Gastrointestinal tracts of 87 Korean wild boars (Sus scrofa...
Serodiagnosis of Toxocariasis by ELISA Using Crude Antigen of Toxocara canis Larvae

Jin Y, Shen C, Huh S, Sohn WM, Choi MH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):433-439.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.433
Toxocariasis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by larvae of ascarid nematodes of dogs or cats, Toxocara canis or T. cati. Diagnosis of human toxocariasis currently relies on serology that uses...
Balantidium honghuensis n. sp. (Ciliophora: Trichostomatidae) from the Rectum of Rana nigromaculata and R. limnocharis from Honghu Lake, China

Li M, Li W, Zhang L, Wang C

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):427-431.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.427
A new trichostome ciliate, Balantidium honghuensis n. sp., was isolated from the recta of Rana nigromaculata and R. limnocharis during parasite surveys in Honghu Lake, Hubei Province, central China in...
Influence of Toxoplasma gondii Acute Infection on Cholinesterase Activities of Wistar Rats

Tonin AA, da Silva A, Thorstenberg ML, Castilhos , Franca RT, Leal DB, Duarte MM, Vogel FS, de La Rue , dos Anjos Lopes ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):421-426.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.421
Several studies have shown the mechanisms and importance of immune responses against Toxoplasma gondii infection and the notable role of cholinesterases in inflammatory reactions. However, the association between those factors...
Overexpression of Ubiquitin and Amino Acid Permease Genes in Association with Antimony Resistance in Leishmania tropica Field Isolates

Kazemi-Rad E, Mohebali M, Khadem-Erfan MB, Hajjaran H, Hadighi R, Khamesipour A, Rezaie S, Saffari M, Raoofian R, Heidari M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):413-419.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.413
The mainstay therapy against leishmaniasis is still pentavalent antimonial drugs; however, the rate of antimony resistance is increasing in endemic regions such as Iran. Understanding the molecular basis of resistance...
Genetic Characterization of Clinical Acanthamoeba Isolates from Japan using Nuclear and Mitochondrial Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA

Rahman MM, Yagita K, Kobayashi , Oikawa Y, Hussein AI, Matsumura , Tokoro M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):401-411.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.401
Because of an increased number of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) along with associated disease burdens, medical professionals have become more aware of this pathogen in recent years. In this study, by...
Clinical Features and Treatment of Ocular Toxoplasmosis

Park YH, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Aug;51(4):393-399.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.4.393
Ocular toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the infection with Toxoplasma gondii through congenital or acquired routes. Once the parasite reaches the retina, it proliferates within host cells followed by...

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