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Confusing a Pollen Grain with a Parasite Egg: Infection or Traditional Medicine?

Mowlavi G, Paknezhad , Dupouy-Camet J, Pierre Hugot J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):211-212.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.211
Camacho & Reinhard stated in the December 2019 issue of the KJP (57: 621-625) that we confused a pollen grain with an Enterobius egg found in the grave of a...
Phylogenetic Characteristics of Echinococcus granulosus Sensu Lato in Uzbekistan

Kim HJ, Yong TS, Shin MH, Lee KJ, Park GM, Suvonkulov U, Kovalenko , Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):205-210.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.205
Echinococcosis occurs mainly in areas with heavy livestock farming, such as Central Asia, America, and Australia. Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) infection causes echinococcosis in intermediate hosts, such as sheep,...
Molecular Diagnosis of Taenia saginata Tapeworms from Two Residents of Northern Cambodia

Chang T, Jung BK, Sohn WM, Hong S, Shin H, Ryoo S, Lee J, Lee KH, Khieu V, Huy R, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):201-204.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.201
Taenia saginata infection has seldom been reported in Cambodia. In this study, we performed a survey of intestinal parasites in 1,156 residents of Preah Vihear and Stung Treng Provinces in...
Effect of Mass Drug Administration with a Single Dose of Albendazole on Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura Infection among Schoolchildren in Yangon Region, Myanmar

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Hong SJ, Jung BK, Hong S, Cho S, Park JB, Kim IS, Kim S, Lee KH, Jeoung HG, Htoon TT, Tin HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):195-200.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.195
Soil-transmitted helminths, including Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura, are important intestinal parasites mostly affecting younger people in developing countries. In 2014-2015, we performed mass fecal examinations targeting a total of...
Identification of Free-Living Amoebas in Tap Water of Buildings with Storage Tanks in Korea

Lee DI, Park SH, Baek JH, Yoon JW, Jin SI, Han KE, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):191-194.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.191
Free-living amoebas (FLAs) can cause severe disease in humans and animals when they become infected. However, there are no accurate survey reports on the prevalence of FLAs in Korea. In...
Immunogenicity of Exosomes from Dendritic Cells Stimulated with Toxoplasma gondii Lysates in Ocularly Immunized Mice

Jung BK, Kim ED, Song H, Chai JY, Seo KY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):185-189.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.185
Immunogenicity of dendritic cell-derived exosomes stimulated with Toxoplasma gondii lysates (TLA exo), mixed with cholera toxin as an adjuvant, was investigated in mice immunized via 2 mucosal routes (ocular vs...
Prevalence and Subtypes of Blastocystis in Alpacas, Vicugna pacos in Shanxi Province, China

Ma YT, Liu Q, Xie SC, Li XD, Ma YY, Li TS, Gao WW, Zhu XQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):181-184.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.181
Blastocystis, an enteric protist, has been reported to be an important cause of protozoal gastrointestinal manifestations in humans and animals worldwide. Animals harboring certain Blastocystis subtypes (STs) may serve as...
A Novel Anti-Microbial Peptide from Pseudomonas, REDLK Induced Growth Inhibition of Leishmania tarentolae Promastigote In Vitro

Yu Y, Zhao P, Cao L, Gong P, Yuan S, Yao X, Guo Y, Dong H, Jiang W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):173-179.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.173
Leishmaniasis is a prevalent cause of death and animal morbidity in underdeveloped countries of endemic area. However, there is few vaccine and effective drugs. Antimicrobial peptides are involved in the...
Changes in Protein Phosphorylation during Salivary Gland Degeneration in Haemaphysalis longicornis

Xiao Q, Hu Y, Yang X, Tang J, Wang X, Xue X, Li M, Wang M, Zhao Y, Liu J, Wang H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):161-171.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.161
The ticks feed large amount of blood from their hosts and transmit pathogens to the victims. The salivary gland plays an important role in the blood feeding. When the female...
Relative Abundance of a Vector of Scrub Typhus, Leptotrombidium sialkotense, in Southern Yunnan Province, China

Lv Y, Guo XG, Jin DC, Song WY, Fan R, Zhao CF, Zhang ZW, Mao KY, Zou YJ, Yang ZH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):153-159.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.153
The chigger mite Leptotrombidium sialkotense is one of the 6 main vectors of scrub typhus in China. Before present study, L. sialkotense was found in some parts of Hunan province,...
Diagnostic Performance of Three Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Park SH, Jegal S, Ahn SK, Jung H, Lee J, Na BK, Hong SJ, Bahk YY, Kim TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):147-152.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.147
Malaria is a potent burden on public healthcare worldwide due to requiring rapid diagnosis and treatment. Nowadays, prompt diagnosis with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has been widely accepted as an...
In Vitro Effect of Methanolic Extract of Argemone mexicana against Trichomonas vaginalis

Elizondo-Luevano JH, Verde-Star J, González-Horta A, Castro-Ríos R, Hernández-García ME, Chávez-Montes A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):135-145.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.135
Infections caused by Trichomonas vaginalis in humans are one of the main public health problems caused by sexually transmitted diseases. Objective of this study was to evaluate potential biological activity...
Dientamoeba fragilis Infection in Patients with Digestive and Non-Digestive Symptoms: A Case-Control Study

Hawash YA, Ismail KA, Saber T, Eed EM, Khalifa AS, Alsharif K, Alghamdi S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):129-134.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.129
In most developing countries, Dientamoeba fragilis infection is an obscure protozoan infection. We aimed to determine a frequency and clinical importance of D. fragilis infection in Taif, Saudi Arabia. A...
Comprehensive Account on Prevalence and Characteristics of Hydatid Cysts in Livestock from Pakistan

Mehmood N, Arshad M, Ahmed H, Simsek S, Muqaddas H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):121-127.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.121
Pakistan is at intersection of hyperendemic regions for hydatidosis. Current study aimed to determine the prevalence of hydatid cysts and cyst characteristics in different intermediate hosts (sheep, goats, cattle and...
Effectiveness of Mass Drug Administration on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Schoolchildren in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Kim JY, Sim S, Chung EJ, Rim HJ, Chai JY, Min DY, Eom KS, Mohammed K, Khamis IS, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2020 Apr;58(2):109-119.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.109
Soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma haematobium affect more than 3 billion people globally and mainly occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study assessed the overall infection status of a 1716-student cohort...

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