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High Prevalence of Haplorchiasis in Nan and Lampang Provinces, Thailand, Proven by Adult Worm Recovery from Suspected Opisthorchiasis Cases

Wijit A, Morakote N, Klinchid J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):767-769.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.767
Opisthorchiasis, a risk factor for cholangiocarcinoma in humans, is of public health importance in Thailand. The Annual Surveillance Reports from Nan and Lampang Provinces, Thailand, for the year 2011 showed...
Evaluation of IgG4 Subclass Antibody Detection by Peptide-Based ELISA for the Diagnosis of Human Paragonimiasis Heterotrema

Intapan PM, Sanpool O, Janwan P, Laummaunwai P, Morakote N, Kong Y, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):763-766.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.763
A synthetic peptide was prepared based on the antigenic region of Paragonimus westermani pre-procathepsin L, and its applicability for immunodiagnosis for human paragonimiasis (due to Paragonimus heterotremus) was tested using...
Successful Treatment of Brugia pahangi in Naturally Infected Cats with Ivermectin

Taweethavonsawat P, Chungpivat S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):759-761.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.759
Lymphatic filariasis is a common parasitic disease of cats in tropical regions including Thailand. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of ivermectin against microfilariae of Brugia...
Detection of Gnathostoma spinigerum Antibodies in Sera of Non-Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients in Thailand

Kitkhuandee A, Munkong W, Sawanyawisuth K, Janwan P, Maleewong , Intapan PM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):755-757.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.755
Gnathostoma spinigerum can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The detection of specific antibodies in serum against G. spinigerum antigen is helpful for diagnosis of neurognathostomiasis. There is limited data on the...
A Recombinant Matrix Metalloproteinase Protein from Gnathostoma spinigerum for Serodiagnosis of Neurognathostomiasis

Janwan P, Intapan PM, Yamasaki H, Laummaunwai P, Sawanyawisuth K, Wongkham C, Tayapiwatana C, Kitkhuandee A, Lulitanond V, Nawa Y, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):751-754.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.751
Neurognathostomiasis is a severe form of human gnathostomiasis which can lead to disease and death. Diagnosis of neurognathostomiasis is made presumptively by using clinical manifestations. Immunoblotting, which recognizes antigenic components...
Molecular Detection of Ancylostoma duodenale, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, and Necator americanus in Humans in Northeastern and Southern Thailand

Phosuk I, Intapan PM, Thanchomnang T, Sanpool O, Janwan P, Laummaunwai P, Aamnart W, Morakote N, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):747-749.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.747
The 2 principal species of hookworms infecting humans are Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale. Case studies on zoonotic hookworm infections with Ancylostoma ceylanicum and/or Ancylostoma caninum are known mainly from...
Modified Formalin-Ether Concentration Technique for Diagnosis of Human Strongyloidiasis

Anamnart W, Intapan PM, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):743-745.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.743
We compared the efficacy and applicability of a modified formalin-ether concentration technique (M-FECT) to the conventional FECT (C-FECT) and the agar plate culture (APC) method for the detection of Strongyloides...
Sparganosis Presenting as Cauda Equina Syndrome with Molecular Identification of the Parasite in Tissue Sections

Boonyasiri A, Cheunsuchon P, Srirabheebhat P, Yamasaki H, Maleewong , Intapan PM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):739-742.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.739
A 52-year-old woman presented with lower back pain, progressive symmetrical paraparesis with sensory impairment, and sphincter disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the whole spine revealed multiple intradural extramedullary serpiginous-mass...
Clinical Manifestations of Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Children

Sawanyawisuth K, Chindaprasirt J, Senthong V, Limpawattana P, Auvichayapat N, Tassniyom , Chotmongkol V, Maleewong , Intapan PM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):735-738.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.735
Eosinophilic meningitis, caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is prevalent in northeastern Thailand, most commonly in adults. Data regarding clinical manifestations of this condition in children is limited and may...
A Cross-Sectional Study on Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Rural Communities, Northeast Thailand

Boonjaraspinyo S, Boonmars T, Kaewsamut , Ekobol N, Laummaunwai P, Aukkanimart R, Wonkchalee N, Juasook A, Sriraj P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):727-734.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.727
Despite the existence of effective anthelmintics, parasitic infections remain a major public health problem in Southeast Asia, including Thailand. In rural communities, continuing infection is often reinforced by dietary habits...
Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Haplorchis taichui and Comparative Analysis with Other Trematodes

Lee D, Choe S, Park H, Jeon HK, Chai JY, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Min DY, Rim HJ, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):719-726.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.719
Mitochondrial genomes have been extensively studied for phylogenetic purposes and to investigate intra- and interspecific genetic variations. In recent years, numerous groups have undertaken sequencing of platyhelminth mitochondrial genomes. Haplorchis...
Establishment of an Allo-Transplantable Hamster Cholangiocarcinoma Cell Line and Its Application for In Vivo Screening of Anti-Cancer Drugs

Puthdee N, Vaeteewoottacharn K, Seubwai W, Wonkchalee O, Kaewkong W, Juasook A, Pinlaor S, Pairojkul , Wongkham C, Okada S, Boonmars T, Wongkham S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):711-717.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.711
Opisthorchis viverrini (O. viverrini) is a well-known causative agent of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in humans. CCA is very resistant to chemotherapy and is frequently fatal. To understand the pathogenesis of CCA...
Distribution and Abundance of Opisthorchis viverrini Metacercariae in Cyprinid Fish in Northeastern Thailand

Pinlaor S, Onsurathum S, Boonmars T, Pinlaor P, Hongsrichan N, Chaidee A, Haonon O, Limviroj W, Tesana S, Kaewkes S, Sithithaworn P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):703-710.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.703
To increase public health awareness for prevention of opisthorchiasis caused by eating raw freshwater fish, the distribution and abundance of Opisthorchis viverrini metacercariae (OV MC) was investigated in freshwater fish...
Curcumin Prevents Bile Canalicular Alterations in the Liver of Hamsters Infected with Opisthorchis viverrini

Jattujan P, Pinlaor S, Charoensuk L, Arunyanart C, Welbat JU, Chaijaroonkhanarak W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):695-701.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.695
Opisthorchis viverrini infection causes inflammation and liver injury leading to periductal fibrosis. Little is known about the pathological alterations in bile canaliculi in opisthorchiasis. This study aimed to investigate bile...
Molecular Differentiation of Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis Eggs by Multiplex Real-Time PCR with High Resolution Melting Analysis

Kaewkong W, Intapan PM, Sanpool O, Janwan P, Thanchomnang T, Laummaunwai P, Lulitanond V, Doanh PN, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):689-694.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.689
Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis are parasites known to be carcinogenic and causative agents of cholangiocarcinoma in Asia. The standard method for diagnosis for those parasite infections is stool examination...
Paragonimus paishuihoensis Metacercariae in Freshwater Crabs, Potamon lipkei, in Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

Habe S, Doanh PN, Yahiro S, Vannavong , Barennes H, Odermatt P, Dreyfuss G, Horii Y, Nawa Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):683-687.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.683
Among Paragonimus species, P. paishuihoensis is one of the most mysterious and poorly understood species. Metacercariae are characterized by having a unique dendritically branched excretory bladder. However, the morphology of...
Molecular Variation in the Paragonimus heterotremus Complex in Thailand and Myanmar

Sanpool O, Intapan PM, Thanchomnang T, Janwan P, Nawa Y, Blair D, Maleewong

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):677-681.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.677
Paragonimiasis is an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by infection with lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus. Of the 7 members of the genus known in Thailand until recently, only...
Ultrastructure of Spermatogenesis in the Testis of Paragonimus heterotremus

Uabundit N, Kanla P, Puthiwat P, Arunyanart C, Chaiciwamongkol K, Maleewong , Intapan PM, Iamsaard S, Hipkaeo W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):669-676.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.669
Lung fluke, Paragonimus heterotremus, is a flatworm causing pulmonary paragonimiasis in cats, dogs, and humans in Southeast Asia. We examined the ultrastructure of the testis of adult P. heterotremus with...
Zoonotic Echinostome Infections in Free-Grazing Ducks in Thailand

Saijuntha , Duenngai K, Tantrawatpan C

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):663-667.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.663
Free-grazing ducks play a major role in the rural economy of Eastern Asia in the form of egg and meat production. In Thailand, the geographical location, tropical climate conditions and...
Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Lymnaeid Snails and Their Potential Role in Transmission of Fasciola spp. in Vietnam

Dung BT, Doanh PN, The DT, Loan HT, Losson B, Caron Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Dec;51(6):657-662.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.657
Freshwater snails of the family Lymnaeidae play an important role in the transmission of fascioliasis worldwide. In Vietnam, 2 common lymnaeid species, Lymnaea swinhoei and Lymnaea viridis, can be recognized...

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