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Environmental Factors Related to Enterobiasis in a Southeast Region of Korea

Kim DH, Cho MK, Park MK, Kang SA, Kim BY, Park SK, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):139-142.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.139
Pinworm infection can occur through contact with contaminated surfaces followed by ingestion or even through inhalation of infective eggs. We have limited information regarding environmental contamination by eggs of Enterobius...
Increased Cytokine and Nitric Oxide Levels in Serum of Dogs Experimentally Infected with Rangelia vitalii

Paim FC, Da Silva A, Paim CB, Franca RT, Costa MM, Duarte MM, Sangoi MB, Moresco RN, Monteiro S, Lopes ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):133-137.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.133
This study aimed to measure the levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 1 (IL-1), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and nitrite/nitrate (NOx) in serum of dogs experimentally infected with...
Development of a Disperse Dye Immunoassay Technique for Detection of Antibodies against Neospora caninum in Cattle

Selahi F, Namavari M, Hosseini M, Mansourian M, Tahamtan Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):129-132.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.129
In this study a disperse dye immunoassay method was standardized and evaluated for detection of antibodies against Neospora caninum in cattle. Sera from 150 cattle with a recent history of...
First Feline Case of Otodectosis in the Republic of Korea and Successful Treatment with Imidacloprid/Moxidectin Topical Solution

Ahn AJ, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):125-128.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.125
In April 2010, pruritic symptoms were recognized in 3 privately-owned Siamese cats raised in Gwangju, Korea. Examination of ear canals revealed dark brown, ceruminous otic exudates that contain numerous live...
A Case of Oral Myiasis Caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Korea

Jang M, Ryu SM, Kwon SC, Ha JO, Kim YH, Kim DH, Jung SM, Lee SI, Sohn WM, Cha HJ, Ock M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):119-123.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.119
We report here a case of oral myiasis in the Republic of Korea. The patient was a 37-year-old man with a 30-year history of Becker's muscular dystrophy. He was intubated...
A Case of Anisakidosis Caused by Pseudoterranova decipiens Larva

Na HK, Seo M, Chai JY, Lee EK, Jeon SM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):115-117.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.115
Pseudoterranova decipiens larva is a rare cause of anisakiasis. Indeed, prior to the present study, there had been only 12 reports of larval P. decipiens infection in the Republic of...
Fishborne Trematode Metacercariae in Luang Prabang, Khammouane, and Saravane Province, Lao PDR

Rim HJ, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Chai JY, Min DY, Lee SH, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisiengmay S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):107-114.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.107
Fishborne trematode (FBT) metacercariae were investigated in fish from 3 Provinces of Lao PDR. Total 242 freshwater fish of 40 species were collected in local markets of Luang Prabang (59...
Trematodes Recovered in the Small Intestine of Stray Cats in the Republic of Korea

Chai JY, Bahk YY, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):99-106.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.99
In 2005, we reported the infection status of 438 stray cats with various species of intestinal helminths, including nematodes (4 species), trematodes (23 species), and cestodes (5 species) in the...
Monoclonal Antibody-Based Dipstick Assay: A Reliable Field Applicable Technique for Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Infection Using Human Serum and Urine Samples

Demerdash , Mohamed S, Hendawy M, Rabia I, Attia M, Shaker Z, Diab TM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):93-98.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.93
A field applicable diagnostic technique, the dipstick assay, was evaluated for its sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing human Schistosoma mansoni infection. A monoclonal antibody (mAb) against S. mansoni adult worm...
Kinetics of IL-23 and IL-12 Secretion in Response to Toxoplasma gondii Antigens from THP-1 Monocytic Cells

Quan JH, Zhou W, Cha GH, Choi IW, Shin DW, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):85-92.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.85
IL-23 and IL-12 are structurally similar and critical for the generation of efficient cellular immune responses. Toxoplasma gondii induces a strong cell-mediated immune response. However, little is known about IL-23...
An Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi, Libya

Abdellatif MZM, El-Mabrouk K, Ewis AA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):75-84.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.75
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic parasitic infection in the Mediterranean region, including Libya and its Al-jabal Al-gharbi province. We aimed at studying the occupational relevance as well as other...
The Route of Leishmania tropica Infection Determines Disease Outcome and Protection against Leishmania major in BALB/c Mice

Mahmoudzadeh-Niknam H, Khalili G, Abrishami , Najafy A, Khaze V

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):69-74.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.69
Leishmania tropica is one of the causative agents of leishmaniasis in humans. Routes of infection have been reported to be an important variable for some species of Leishmania parasites. The...
Entamoeba histolytica Induces Cell Death of HT29 Colonic Epithelial Cells via NOX1-Derived ROS

Kim KA, Kim JY, Lee YA, Min A, Bahk YY, Shin MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):61-68.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.61
Entamoeba histolytica, which causes amoebic colitis and occasionally liver abscess in humans, is able to induce host cell death. However, signaling mechanisms of colon cell death induced by E. histolytica...
Genetic Diversity of Taenia asiatica from Thailand and Other Geographical Locations as Revealed by Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 1 Sequences

Anantaphruti MT, Thaenkham , Watthanakulpanich D, Phuphisut , Maipanich , Yoonuan T, Nuamtanong S, Pubampen S, Sanguankiat S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):55-59.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.55
Twelve 924 bp cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) mitochondrial DNA sequences from Taenia asiatica isolates from Thailand were aligned and compared with multiple sequence isolates from Thailand and 6...
Taenia asiatica: the Most Neglected Human Taenia and the Possibility of Cysticercosis

Galan-Puchades MT, Fuentes MV

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):51-54.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.51
Not only Taenia solium and Taenia saginata, but also Taenia asiatica infects humans. The last species is not included in the evaluation of the specificity of the immunodiagnostic techniques for...
State of the Art of Taenia solium as Compared to Taenia asiatica

Flisser A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):43-49.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.43
Three species of tapeworms infect humans in their adult stage (Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica). The 3 are flat, opaque white or yellowish, and exceptional long segmented parasites,...
Current Status of Taeniasis in Thailand

Anantaphruti MT

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):37-42.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.37
Taeniasis is prevalent in all regions of Thailand, except the South. Infections were more frequently found in males than females of any age from 7-83 years. Taenia saginata is the...
Historical Overview of Taenia asiatica in Taiwan

Ooi HK, Ho CM, Chung WC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):31-36.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.31
An overview of the epidemiological, biological, and clinical studies of Taenia and taeniasis in Taiwan for the past century is presented. The phenomenal observations that led to the discovery of...
Current Status and Perspectives of Cysticercosis and Taeniasis in Japan

Yamasaki H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):19-29.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.19
This mini-review describes recent epidemiological trends in cysticercosis and taeniasis in Japan. Some of the topics discussed herein were presented at the first symposium on "Current perspectives of Taenia asiatica...
Human Taeniasis in the Republic of Korea: Hidden or Gone?

Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Feb;51(1):9-17.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.9
History and current status of human taeniasis in the Republic of Korea, due to Taenia solium, Taenia asiatica, and Taenia saginata, are briefly reviewed. Until the 1980s, human taeniasis had...

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