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Development of Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Antigen Detection in Human Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection

Chen MX, Chen JX, Chen SH, Huang DN, Ai L, Zhang RL

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):375-380.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.375
Angiostrongyliasis is difficult to be diagnosed for the reason that no ideal method can be used. Serologic tests require specific equipment and are not always available in poverty-stricken zone and...
Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Anoplocephala magna Solidifying the Species

Guo A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):369-373.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.369
The 2 species of the genus Anoplocephala (Anoplocephalidae), A. perfoliata and A. magna, are among the most important equine cestode parasites. However, there is little information about their differences at...
Mass Death of Predatory Carp, Chanodichthys erythropterus, Induced by Plerocercoid Larvae of Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae)

Sohn WM, Na BK, Jung SG, Kim KH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):363-368.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.363
We describe here the mass death of predatory carp, Chanodichthys erythropterus, in Korea induced by plerocercoid larvae of Ligula intestinalis as a result of host manipulation. The carcasses of fish...
Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini-Like Fluke Infection in Ducks in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam

Dao TT, Abatih EN, Nguyen TT, Tran HT, Gabriël S, Smit S, Le PN, Dorny P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):357-361.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.357
Following the first report of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in a domestic duck in Phu My District of Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam, many other cases were observed in the province....
New Record of Schistorophus cirripedesmi (Nematoda: Acuariidae) from a Bar-Tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica baueri (Charadriformes: Scolopacidae) in Korea

Choe S, Kim H, Lim J, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Kim H, Kim Y, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):349-355.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.349
In July 2014, a nematode species, Schistorophus cirripedesmi Rhizhikov and Khokhlova, 1964, was recovered from a bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica baueri that was stored in a -20ËšC freezer in the...
Prevalence of Intestinal Protozoans among Schoolchildren in Suburban Areas near Yangon, Myanmar

Kim MJ, Jung BK, Cho J, Kim DG, Song H, Lee KH, Cho S, Htoon TT, Tin HH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):345-348.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.345
Although intestinal protozoans are common etiologies of diarrhea, few studies have been conducted in Myanmar. This study planned to investigate the prevalence of Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica, and...
Prevalence of Enteric Protozoan Oocysts with Special Reference to Sarcocystis cruzi among Fecal Samples of Diarrheic Immunodeficient Patients in Iran

Agholi M, Shahabadi , Motazedian MH, Hatam GR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):339-344.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.339
The genus Sarcocystis is not usually considered as an important enteric pathogen in immune compromised patients. It might be expected that species for which humans are the final host (Sarcocystis...
Seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara spp. in Children with Cryptogenic Epilepsy, Benha, Egypt

Eraky MA, Abdel-Hady S, Abdallah K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):335-338.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.335
The present study aimed to investigate the possible association of Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara spp. infections with cryptogenic epilepsy in children. The study was carried out between June 2014 and...
Hookworm Anemia in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient in China

Wu F, Xu Y, Xia M, Ying G, Shou Z

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):315-317.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.315
Hookworm infections as well as other intestinal nematodiases are endemic in China. In this case, a 70-year-old male showed symptoms of chest tightness, shortness of breath, and both lower extremities...
Seroepidemiological Survey of Zoonotic Diseases in Small Mammals with PCR Detection of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Chiggers, Gwangju, Korea

Park JW, Chung JK, Kim SH, Cho SJ, Ha YD, Jung SH, Park HJ, Song HJ, Lee JY, Kim DM, Pyus J, Ha DR, Kim ES, Lee JI

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):307-313.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.307
Serosurveillance for zoonotic diseases in small mammals and detection of chiggers, the vector of Orientia tsutsugamushi, were conducted from September 2014 to August 2015 in Gwangju Metropolitan Area. Apodemus agrarius...
Biological Parameters of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) Fed on Rabbits, Sheep, and Cattle

Ma M, Chen Z, Liu A, Ren Q, Liu J, Liu Z, Li Y, Yin H, Guan G, Luo J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):301-305.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.301
In order to determine the effect of various hosts on feeding performance of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, we used 3 mammalian species as hosts, cattle (Qinchuan), sheep (T an), and rabbits...
Construction of In Vivo Fluorescent Imaging of Echinococcus granulosus in a Mouse Model

Wang S, Yang T, Zhang X, Xia J, Guo J, Wang X, Hou J, Zhang H, Chen X, Wu X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):291-299.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.291
Human hydatid disease (cystic echinococcosis, CE) is a chronic parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. As the disease mainly affects the liver, approximately 70%...
C3H/He Mice as an Incompatible Cholangiocarcinoma Model by Clonorchis sinensis, Dicyclanil and N-Nitrosodimethylamine

Uddin MH, Li S, Jin Y, Choi MH, Jang JJ, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):281-289.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.281
Clonorchis sinensis is a Group-I bio-carcinogen, associated with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). The hamster is the only experimental model of C. sinensis-mediated CCA, but we oblige another animal model. The present study...
Antifilarial and Antibiotic Activities of Methanolic Extracts of Melaleuca cajuputi Flowers

Al-Abd NM, Nor ZM, Mansor M, Hasan MS, Kassim M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):273-280.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.273
We evaluated the activity of methanolic extracts of Melaleuca cajuputi flowers against the filarial worm Brugia pahangi and its bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia. Anti-Wolbachia activity was measured in worms and in...
Finding Wolbachia in Filarial larvae and Culicidae Mosquitoes in Upper Egypt Governorate

Dyab AK, Galal LA, Mahmoud AE, Mokhtar Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):265-272.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.265
Wolbachia is an obligatory intracellular endosymbiotic bacterium, present in over 20% of all insects altering insect reproductive capabilities and in a wide range of filarial worms which is essential for...
Imported Malaria over Fifteen Years in an Inner City Teaching Hospital of Washington DC

Yeruva SL, Sinha A, Sarraf-Yazdy M, Gajjala J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):261-264.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.261
As endemic malaria is not commonly seen in the United States, most of the cases diagnosed and reported are associated with travel to and from the endemic places of malaria....
Effective High-Throughput Blood Pooling Strategy before DNA Extraction for Detection of Malaria in Low-Transmission Settings

Nyunt MH, Kyaw MP, Thant KZ, Shein T, Han SS, Zaw NN, Han JH, Lee SK, Muh F, Kim JY, Cho SH, Lee SE, Yang EJ, Chang CL, Han ET

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):253-259.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.253
In the era of (pre) elimination setting, the prevalence of malaria has been decreasing in most of the previously endemic areas. Therefore, effective cost- and time-saving validated pooling strategy is...
Oxidative Stress in the Heart of Rats Infected with Trypanosoma evansi

Baldissera MD, Souza CD, Bertoncheli CM, da Silveira KL, Grando TH, Porto BC, Leal DB, Silva AS, Mendes RE, Stefani LM, Monteiro S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Jun;54(3):247-252.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.247
This study was conducted to investigate the occurrence of oxidative stress in the heart tissue of rats infected with Trypanosoma evansi. Rats were divided into 2 groups (A and B)...

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