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Bartonella rochalimae, B. grahamii, B. elizabethae, and Wolbachia spp. in Fleas from Wild Rodents near the China-Kazakhstan Border

Yin X, Zhao S, Yan B, Tian Y, Ba T, Zhang J, Wang Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):553-559.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.553
The Alataw Pass, near the Ebinur Lake Wetland (northwest of China) and Taldykorgan (east of Kazakhstan), is a natural habitat for wild rodents. To date, little has been done on...
Prevalence of Intestinal Helminth Infections in Dogs and Two Species of Wild Animals from Samarkand Region of Uzbekistan

Yong TS, Lee KJ, Shin MH, Yu HS, Suvonkulov U, Sergeevich TB, Shamsiev A, Park GM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):549-552.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.549
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal helminth parasitic infections and associated risk factors for the human infection among the people of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Infection status of helminths...
Virus-like Particle Vaccine Containing Toxoplasma gondii Rhoptry Protein 13 Induces Protection against T. gondii ME49 Infection in Mice

Kang HJ, Chu KB, Lee SH, Kim MJ, Park H, Jin H, Quan FS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):543-547.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.543
Toxoplasma gondii can infect humans worldwide, causing serious diseases in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. T. gondii rhoptry protein 13 (ROP13) is known as one of the key proteins involved...
Parasite Infiltration and Apoptosis in Spleen upon Toxoplasma gondii Infection

Lee SH, Chu KB, Quan FS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):537-541.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.537
Toxoplasma gondii infection induces parasite infiltration and apoptosis in the spleen. However, dose-dependent parasite infiltration, apoptosis, body weight alternations and survival in mice remain largely unknown. In this study, mice...
Molecular Prevalence and Genotypes of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis in Patients with Acute Diarrhea in Korea, 2013–2016

Ma DW, Lee MR, Hong SH, Cho SH, Lee SE

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):531-536.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.531
Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis are the main diarrhea-causing parasitic pathogens; however, their prevalence in Korea is unknown. Here, we conducted a survey to determine the prevalence and genotype distribution...
Molecular Detection and Subtyping of Blastocystis in Korean Pigs

Paik S, Jung BY, Lee H, Hwang MH, Han JE, Rhee MH, Kim TH, Kwon OD, Kwak D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):525-529.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.525
Blastocystis is one of the most commonly detected genera of protozoan parasites in the human intestines as well as the intestines of many other species such as pigs in several...
Soboliphyme baturini (Nematoda: Soboliphymatidae) Recovered from Stomach of Asian Badger, Meles leucurus, in Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):521-524.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.521
We are going to describe the female soboliphymid nematodes, which were recovered from the stomach of a Asian badger, Meles leucurus (Mammalia: Mustelidae), in Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea. In February 1998,...
A Case of Alveolar Echinococcosis Occurring in the Hilar Bile Duct

Yang J, Zhao Z, Li S, Chen H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):517-520.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.517
Echinococcosis is a disease caused by the Echinococcus species that parasitizes in humans. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) which is caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is harmful to humans. AE mainly occurs in...
Subcutaneous Sparganosis on Abdomen Mimicking Multiple Lipomas

Ahn SK, Choi HJ, Kim JH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):513-516.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.513
Human sparganosis is a food-borne zoonosis mainly caused by the plerocercoid belonging to the genus Spirometra. The most common clinical sign of sparganosis is a subcutaneous mass in the trunk...
The First Acanthamoeba keratitis Case of Non-Contact Lens Wearer with HIV Infection in Thailand

Tananuvat , Techajongjintana N, Somboon P, Wannasan A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):505-511.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.505
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a rare sight-threatening corneal infection, often reporting from contact lens wearers. An asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected Thai male without history of contact lens use complained...
Prevalence and Alternative Treatment of Head-Lice Infestation in Rural Thailand: A Community-Based Study

Singhasivanon OU, Lawpoolsri S, Mungthin M, Yimsamran , Soonthornworasiri N, Krudsood S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):499-504.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.499
Head-lice infestation, pediculosis capitis, remains a public-health burden in many countries. The widely used first-line pediculicides and alternative treatments are often too costly for use in poor socio-economic settings. Ivermectin...
Proteomic Analysis on Exosomes Derived from Patients’ Sera Infected with Echinococcus granulosus

Wang W, Zhou X, Cui F, Shi C, Wang Y, Men Y, Zhao W, Zhao J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):489-497.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.489
Cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus at the larval stage, predominantly develops in the liver and lungs of intermediate hosts and eventually results in organ malfunction...
Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variability of Spirometra Species in Asian Countries

Jeon HK, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):481-487.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.481
Mitochondrial DNA sequence variability of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei in GenBank was observed by reinvestigation of mitochondrial cox1 and cytb sequences. The DNA sequences were analyzed in this study, comprising complete DNA...
Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium vivax in Clinical Isolates from Southern Thailand using PvMSP1, PvMSP3 (PvMSP3α, PvMSP3β) Genes and Eight Microsatellite Markers

Thanapongpichat S, Khammanee , Sawangjaroen N, Buncherd H, Tun AW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):469-479.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.469
Plasmodium vivax is usually considered morbidity in endemic areas of Asia, Central and South America, and some part of Africa. In Thailand, previous studies indicated the genetic diversity of P....
Urogonimus turdi (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae) from the White’s Thrush, Zoothera aurea, in the Republic of Korea

Kim HC, Hong EJ, Ryu SY, Park J, Yu DH, Chae JS, Choi KS, Sim C, Park BK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Oct;57(5):461-467.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.5.461
Avian trematodes, Urogonimus turdi (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae), were collected from the intestine of wild birds, Zoothera aurea, 2013–2017 in the Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea. The body was ellipsoidal, attenuated and/or round...

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