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Historical Details about the Meat Consumption and Taeniases in Joseon Period of Korea

Shin DH, Chai JY, Hong JH, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):457-460.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.457
Previous paleoparasitological studies of Joseon specimens established that the prevalence of Taenia infection was not much different from that of the early 20th century Korean population. As many of taeniases...
Characterization of Echinostoma cinetorchis endoribonuclease, RNase H

Lim SB, Cha SH, Jegal S, Jun H, Park SH, Jeon BY, Pak JH, Bakh YY, Kim TS, Lee HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):451-455.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.451
Echinostoma cinetorchis is an oriental intestinal fluke causing significant pathological damage to the small intestine. The aim of this study was to determine a full-length cDNA sequence of E. cinetorchis...
Prevalence of Centrocestus formosanus Metacercariae in Ornamental Fish from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Molecular Approach Using ITS2

Wanlop A, Wongsawad , Prattapong P, Wongsawad , Chontananarth T, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):445-449.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.445
The prevalence of Centrocestus formosanus metacercariae was investigated in ornamental fish purchased from a pet shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, including Carassius auratus (goldfish), Cyprinus carpio (Koi), Poecilia latipinna (Sailfin...
Syphacia obvelata: A New Hope to Induction of Intestinal Immunological Tolerance in C57BL/6 Mice

Taghipour , Mosaffa N, Rostami-Nejad M, Homayoni M, Mortaz E, Aghdaei HA, Zali MR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):439-444.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.439
The ability of nematodes to manipulate the immune system of their host towards a Th2 and T regulatory responses has been proposed to suppress the inflammatory response. Clinical trials have...
A Case of Pentastomiasis at the Left Maxilla Bone in a Patient with Thyroid Cancer

Cho ES, Jung SW, Jung HD, Lee IY, Yong TS, Jeong SJ, Kim HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):433-437.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.433
Pentastomiasis, a zoonotic parasite infection, is typically found in the respiratory tract and viscera of the host, including humans. Here, we report for the first time an extremely rare case...
Unusual Location of Hydatid Cysts: Report of Two Cases in the Heart and Hip Joint of Romanian Patients

Gurzu S, Beleaua MA, Egyed-Zsigmond E, Jung I

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):429-431.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.429
Hydatid cyst is usually located in the liver and lungs, rare cases showing localization in other organs or tissues. In the unusual location, echinococcosis is an excluding diagnosis that is...
Molecular Identification of Diphyllobothrium latum from a Pediatric Case in Taiwan

An YC, Sung CC, Wang CC, Lin HC, Chen KY, Ku FM, Chen RM, Chen ML, Huang KY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):425-428.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.425
Human diphyllobothriasis is a parasitic disease caused by ingestion of larvae (plerocercoids) in raw or undercooked fish and commonly found in temperate areas. Rare cases were reported in tropical or...
Sparganosis of the Unilateral Breast: A Case Report

Kim HS, Shin MS, Kim CJ, You SH, Eom YH, Yoo TK, Lee A, Song BJ, Chae BJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):421-424.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.421
Sparganosis is a parasitic infection caused by the sparganum, the plercercoid of the genus Spirometra. The preoperative diagnosis of breast sparganosis is difficult in most cases because it is a...
Hookworm Infection Caused Acute Intestinal Bleeding Diagnosed by Capsule: A Case Report and Literature Review

Tan X, Cheng M, Zhang J, Chen G, Liu D, Liu Y, Liu H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):417-420.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.417
Hookworm infections are rare causes of acute gastrointestinal bleeding. We report a middle aged man with primary nephrotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism. During the treatment with steroids and anticoagulants, the...
Safety, Efficacy, and Physicochemical Characterization of Tinospora crispa Ointment: A Community-Based Formulation against Pediculus humanus capitis

Torre GL, Ponsaran K, de Guzman , Manalo RA, Arollado E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):409-416.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.409
The high prevalence of pediculosis capitis, commonly known as head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) infestation, has led to the preparation of a community-based pediculicidal ointment, which is made of common...
Prevalence and Density of Digenetic Trematode Metacercariae in Clams and Oysters from Western Coastal Regions of the Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Lee WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):399-408.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.399
A survey was performed to know the recent infection status of digenetic trematode metacercariae in clams and oysters from 4 sites in western coastal regions of the Republic of Korea...
Hookworm Infection: A Neglected Cause of Overt Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Wei KY, Yan Q, Tang B, Yang SM, Zhang PB, Deng MM, Lü MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):391-398.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.391
Hookworm infections are widely prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in low income regions. In the body, hookworms parasitize the proximal small intestine, leading to chronic intestinal hemorrhage and...
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis Detected by RDT in Residents near the DMZ (demilitarized zone) of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

Kim YH, Lee J, Kim YE, Ahn S, Kim TS, Hong SJ, Chong CK, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):385-389.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.385
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among the residents of Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea, which partly includes the demilitarized zone (DMZ), were surveyed for 4 years and evaluated by RDT using recombinant...
Trichomonas vaginalis α-Actinin 2 Modulates Host Immune Responses by Inducing Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells via IL-10 Production from Regulatory T Cells

Lee HY, Kim J, Ryu JS, Park SJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):375-384.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.375
Trichomonas vaginalis is a pathogen that triggers severe immune responses in hosts. T. vaginalis α-actinin 2, Tvα-actinin 2, has been used to diagnose trichomoniasis. This study was undertaken to examine...
Genetic Diversity and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Iranian Leishmania Parasites Based on HSP70 Gene PCR-RFLP and Sequence Analysis

Nemati S, Fazaeli A, Hajjaran H, Khamesipour A, Anbaran MF, Bozorgomid A, Zarei F

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2017 Aug;55(4):367-374.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.4.367
Despite the broad distribution of leishmaniasis among Iranians and animals across the country, little is known about the genetic characteristics of the causative agents. Applying both HSP70 PCR-RFLP and sequence...

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