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Adaptive radiation of the flukes of the family Fasciolidae inferred from genome-wide comparisons of key species.

Mol Biol Evol 2019 Sep 10. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz204DOI Listing
September 2019

Systems analysis-based assessment of post-treatment adverse events in lymphatic filariasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Sep 26;13(9):e0007697. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007697DOI Listing
September 2019

Identification and characterization of Loa loa antigens responsible for cross-reactivity with rapid diagnostic tests for lymphatic filariasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 11 16;12(11):e0006963. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006963DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267963PMC
November 2018

Update on the current status of onchocerciasis in Côte d'Ivoire following 40 years of intervention: Progress and challenges.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 10 23;12(10):e0006897. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006897DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6214569PMC
October 2018

Changes in Cytokine, Filarial Antigen, and DNA Levels Associated With Adverse Events Following Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis.

J Infect Dis 2018 01;217(2):280-287

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix578DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5853815PMC
January 2018

A multi-center field study of two point-of-care tests for circulating Wuchereria bancrofti antigenemia in Africa.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 11;11(9):e0005703. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005703DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5608416PMC
September 2017

Effect of 3 years of biannual mass drug administration with albendazole on lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: a community-based study in Republic of the Congo.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 07 31;17(7):763-769. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Programme National de Lutte contre l'Onchocercose, Direction de l'Epidémiologie et de la Lutte contre la Maladie, Ministère de la Santé et de la Population, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30175-5DOI Listing
July 2017

Ultrastructure and localization of Neorickettsia in adult digenean trematodes provides novel insights into helminth-endobacteria interaction.

Parasit Vectors 2017 Apr 13;10(1):177. Epub 2017 Apr 13.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2123-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5390476PMC
April 2017

Filarial infection deserves attention as neglected tropical disease.

Authors:
Peter U Fischer

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 01 21;17(1):12-13. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Parkway, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30382-6DOI Listing
January 2017

Potential Value of Triple Drug Therapy with Ivermectin, Diethylcarbamazine, and Albendazole (IDA) to Accelerate Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis in Africa.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 01 5;11(1):e0005163. Epub 2017 Jan 5.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005163DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215784PMC
January 2017

Community Rates of IgG4 Antibodies to Ascaris Haemoglobin Reflect Changes in Community Egg Loads Following Mass Drug Administration.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Mar 18;10(3):e0004532. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004532DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4798312PMC
March 2016

An Integrated Multiomics Approach to Identify Candidate Antigens for Serodiagnosis of Human Onchocerciasis.

Mol Cell Proteomics 2015 Dec 15;14(12):3224-33. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

From the ‡McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63108; §Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/mcp.M115.051953DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4762623PMC
December 2015

Diagnostic Tools for Onchocerciasis Elimination Programs.

Trends Parasitol 2015 Nov 11;31(11):571-582. Epub 2015 Oct 11.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2015.06.007DOI Listing
November 2015

Conventional parasitology and DNA-based diagnostic methods for onchocerciasis elimination programmes.

Acta Trop 2015 Jun 25;146:114-8. Epub 2015 Mar 25.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.03.019DOI Listing
June 2015

North American paragonimiasis: epidemiology and diagnostic strategies.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2015 Jun 3;13(6):779-86. Epub 2015 Apr 3.

Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/14787210.2015.1031745DOI Listing
June 2015

A five-year-old child with a subcutaneous forehead nodule.

Pediatr Dev Pathol 2015 Mar-Apr;18(2):164-6. Epub 2015 Jan 8.

1 Department of Pathology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2350/14-08-1545-CR.1DOI Listing
May 2015

The impact of two semiannual treatments with albendazole alone on lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: a community-based study in the Republic of Congo.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015 May 9;92(5):959-66. Epub 2015 Mar 9.

Unité Mixte Internationale 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement and University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France; Centre for Research on Filariasis and Other Tropical Diseases (CRFilMT), Yaoundé, Cameroon; Programme National de Lutte contre l'Onchocercose, Ministère de la Santé et de la Population, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo; Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0661DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4426585PMC
May 2015

Systems biology studies of adult paragonimus lung flukes facilitate the identification of immunodominant parasite antigens.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Oct 16;8(10):e3242. Epub 2014 Oct 16.

The Genome Institute at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003242DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4199545PMC
October 2014

High pressure freezing/freeze substitution fixation improves the ultrastructural assessment of Wolbachia endosymbiont-filarial nematode host interaction.

PLoS One 2014 17;9(1):e86383. Epub 2014 Jan 17.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3895037PMC
September 2014

Impact of six rounds of mass drug administration on Brugian filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections in eastern Indonesia.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 12;7(12):e2586. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002586DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3861187PMC
July 2014

A case study of risk factors for lymphatic filariasis in the Republic of Congo.

Parasit Vectors 2014 Jul 1;7:300. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

UMI 233, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and University of Montpellier 1, 911 avenue Agropolis, P,O, Box 64501, 34394 Montpellier, Cedex 5, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-7-300DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4089930PMC
July 2014

A review of factors that influence individual compliance with mass drug administration for elimination of lymphatic filariasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 Nov 21;7(11):e2447. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America ; Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002447DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3836848PMC
November 2013

Modeling the impact and costs of semiannual mass drug administration for accelerated elimination of lymphatic filariasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 3;7(1):e1984. Epub 2013 Jan 3.

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001984DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3536806PMC
June 2013

Serological diagnosis of North American Paragonimiasis by Western blot using Paragonimus kellicotti adult worm antigen.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 Jun 15;88(6):1035-40. Epub 2013 Apr 15.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.12-0720DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752799PMC
June 2013

Inter and intra-specific diversity of parasites that cause lymphatic filariasis.

Infect Genet Evol 2013 Mar 29;14:137-46. Epub 2012 Nov 29.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2012.11.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3801268PMC
March 2013

Localization of Wolbachia-like gene transcripts and peptides in adult Onchocerca flexuosa worms indicates tissue specific expression.

Parasit Vectors 2013 Jan 2;6. Epub 2013 Jan 2.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-6-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3549793PMC
January 2013

Genetic characterization of atypical Mansonella (Mansonella) ozzardi microfilariae in human blood samples from northeastern Peru.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 Sep 23;87(3):491-4. Epub 2012 Jul 23.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0379DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435353PMC
September 2012

Absence of Wolbachia endobacteria in Chandlerella quiscali, an avian filarial parasite.

J Parasitol 2012 Apr 27;98(2):382-7. Epub 2011 Oct 27.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8051, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-2879.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5000782PMC
April 2012

Comparing the mitochondrial genomes of Wolbachia-dependent and independent filarial nematode species.

BMC Genomics 2012 Apr 24;13:145. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-13-145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3409033PMC
April 2012

The diagnostics and control of neglected tropical helminth diseases. Foreword.

Acta Trop 2011 Sep 9;120 Suppl 1:S1-3. Epub 2011 Apr 9.

Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center, Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, GA 30030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.04.001DOI Listing
September 2011

Molecular characterization of the North American lung fluke Paragonimus kellicotti in Missouri and its development in Mongolian gerbils.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 Jun;84(6):1005-11

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3110363PMC
June 2011

Tissue and stage-specific distribution of Wolbachia in Brugia malayi.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2011 May 24;5(5):e1174. Epub 2011 May 24.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101188PMC
May 2011

Targeting protein-protein interactions for parasite control.

PLoS One 2011 Apr 27;6(4):e18381. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

Department of Genetics, The Genome Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3083401PMC
April 2011

Molecular identification of Schistosoma mattheei from feces of Kinda (Papio cynocephalus kindae) and grayfoot baboons (Papio ursinus griseipes) in Zambia.

J Parasitol 2010 Feb;96(1):184-90

Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-2186.1DOI Listing
February 2010

Distribution of Brugia malayi larvae and DNA in vector and non-vector mosquitoes: implications for molecular diagnostics.

Parasit Vectors 2009 Nov 17;2(1):56. Epub 2009 Nov 17.

Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-2-56DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781795PMC
November 2009

Brugia malayi: Effects of nitazoxanide and tizoxanide on adult worms and microfilariae of filarial nematodes.

Exp Parasitol 2009 Jan 17;121(1):38-45. Epub 2008 Oct 17.

Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2008.09.020DOI Listing
January 2009

Brugia malayi: whole genome amplification for genomic characterization of filarial parasites.

Exp Parasitol 2008 Jun 19;119(2):256-63. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases Division, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Mailbox 8051, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2008.02.003DOI Listing
June 2008

Localization of gender-regulated gene expression in the filarial nematode Brugia malayi.

Int J Parasitol 2008 Apr 9;38(5):503-12. Epub 2007 Oct 9.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8051, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2007.09.010DOI Listing
April 2008