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Morphological Characteristics of Normal and Gynandromorphic Hyalomma asiaticum Schulze and Schlottke, 1930

Chen Z, Li YQ, Ren QY, Luo J, Hu Y, Li K, Liu GY, Luo JX, Liu J, Yin H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):361-364.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.361
Gynandromorphic ticks are extremely rare, and often attract parasitologists' attention. During our examination of tick specimens, an engorged gynandromorph of Hyalomma asiaticum was noticed. This is the first record of...
Prevalence of Cystic Echinococcosis in Slaughtered Sheep as an Indicator to Assess Control Progress in Emin County, Xinjiang, China

Yang S, Wu W, Tian T, Zhao J, Chen K, Wang Q, Feng Z

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):355-359.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.355
Hydatid disease imposing serious threat on human health and great loss in livenotstock pastoralism remains a major public health problem in western China. To assess and monitor the effect of...
Anisakis pegreffii Larvae in Sea Eels (Astroconger myriaster) from the South Sea, Republic of Korea

Cho J, Lim H, Jung BK, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):349-353.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.349
Anisakis simplex sensu stricto (s.s.), Anisakis pegreffii, Anisakis berlandi (=A. simplex sp. C), and Anisakis typica are the 4 major species of Anisakis type I larvae. In the Republic of...
Genetic Diversity of Toxoplasma gondii Strains from Different Hosts and Geographical Regions by Sequence Analysis of GRA20 Gene

Ning HR, Huang SY, Wang JL, Xu QM, Zhu XQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):345-348.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.345
Toxoplasma gondii is a eukaryotic parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa, which infects all warm-blood animals, including humans. In the present study, we examined sequence variation in dense granule 20 (GRA20)...
Sequence Diversity in MIC6 Gene among Toxoplasma gondii Isolates from Different Hosts and Geographical Locations

Li ZY, Song HQ, Chen J, Zhu XQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):341-344.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.341
Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic protozoan parasite that can infect almost all warm-blooded animals including humans with a worldwide distribution. Micronemes play an important role in invasion process of T....
Cloning and Iron Transportation of Nucleotide Binding Domain of Cryptosporidium andersoni ATP-Binding Cassette (CaABC) Gene

Wang JH, Xue XH, Zhou J, Fan CY, Xie QQ, Wang P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):335-339.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.335
Cryptosporidium andersoni ATP-binding cassette (CaABC) is an important membrane protein involved in substrate transport across the membrane. In this research, the nucleotide binding domain (NBD) of CaABC gene was amplified...
A Rare Human Case of Dirofilaria repens Infection in the Subcutaneous Posterior Thorax with Molecular Identification

Le TA, Vi TT, Nguyen KL, Le TH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):329-333.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.329
The emergence of Dirofilarial infections in Asia including Vietnam is a clinically significant threat to the community. We here report a rare case of subcutaneous Dirofilaria repens infection on the...
A Case of Pneumonia Caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii Resistant to Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

Lee SM, Cho YK, Sung YM, Chung DH, Jeong SH, Park JW, Lee SP

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):321-327.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.321
A 50-year-old male visited the outpatient clinic and complained of fever, poor oral intake, and weight loss. A chest X-ray demonstrated streaky and fibrotic lesions in both lungs, and chest...
Molecular Prevalence of Acarapis Mite Infestations in Honey Bees in Korea

Ahn AJ, Ahn KS, Noh JH, Kim YH, Yoo MS, Kang SW, Yu DH, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):315-320.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.315
Acarapis mites, including Acarapis woodi, Acarapis externus, and Acarapis dorsalis, are parasites of bees which can cause severe damage to the bee industry by destroying colonies and decreasing honey production....
Seasonal Abundance of Deer and Horse Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the Northern Part of Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

Suh SJ, Kim HC, Chong ST, Kim MS, Klein TA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):307-314.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.307
The seasonal abundance of horse and deer flies (family Tabanidae) was analyzed using Mosquito Magnet(R) traps at 5 sites located near/in the demilitarized zone, northern Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea from...
Human Infections with Spirometra decipiens Plerocercoids Identified by Morphologic and Genetic Analyses in Korea

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kim KH, Huh S, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):299-305.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.299
Tapeworms of the genus Spirometra are pseudophyllidean cestodes endemic in Korea. At present, it is unclear which Spirometra species are responsible for causing human infections, and little information is available...
Trematode Metacercariae in Freshwater Fish from Water Systems of Hantangang and Imjingang in Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Lee SW, Choi SB, Seok WS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):289-298.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.289
The infection status of freshwater fish with digenetic trematode metacercariae was examined in water systems of Hantangang and Imjingang (River), the Republic of Korea. A total of 877 (594 from...
Potential Zoonotic Trematodes Recovered in Stray Cats from Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait

El-Azazy O, Abdou NE, Khalil AI, Al-Batel M, Majeed QA, Henedi AA, Tahrani LM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):279-287.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.279
Stray cats are a common feature roaming the streets and alleys of Kuwait; they could be a source of parasites, including trematodes, that affect humans. A survey was conducted to...
Genetic Diversity of Schistosoma haematobium Eggs Isolated from Human Urine in Sudan

Quan JH, Choi IW, Ismail HA, Mohamed AS, Jeong HG, Lee JS, Hong ST, Yong TS, Cha GH, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):271-277.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.271
The genetic diversity of Schistosoma haematobium remains largely unstudied in comparison to that of Schistosoma mansoni. To characterize the extent of genetic diversity in S. haematobium among its definitive host...
Coexistence of Malaria and Thalassemia in Malaria Endemic Areas of Thailand

Kuesap J, Chaijaroenkul W, Rungsihirunrat K, Pongjantharasatien K, Na-Bangchang K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):265-270.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.265
Hemoglobinopathy and malaria are commonly found worldwide particularly in malaria endemic areas. Thalassemia, the alteration of globin chain synthesis, has been reported to confer resistance against malaria. The prevalence of...
Toxoplasma gondii B1 Gene Detection in Feces of Stray Cats around Seoul, Korea and Genotype Analysis of Two Laboratory-Passaged Isolates

Jung BK, Lee SE, Lim H, Cho J, Kim DG, Song H, Kim MJ, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):259-263.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.259
The increasing prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the human population in the Republic of Korea (= Korea) is due to various reasons such as an increase in meat consumption....
Sequence Variation in Superoxide Dismutase Gene of Toxoplasma gondii among Various Isolates from Different Hosts and Geographical Regions

Wang S, Cao A, Li X, Zhao Q, Liu Y, Cong H, He S, Zhou H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Jun;53(3):253-258.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.3.253
Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa, can infect all warm-blooded vertebrates, including humans, livestock, and marine mammals. The aim of this study was to investigate...

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