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Differential diagnosis of gallbladder ascariasis debris: the added value of contrast enhanced ultrasound with high frequency transducer.

Med Ultrason 2018 Dec;20(4):413-419

Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

Ascariasis debris of the gallbladder is a very rare incidental or symptomatic presentation. Ascaris debris has a pseudotumorous appearance and may be confused with neoplasia. The aim of the current retrospective study is to investigate the value of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the differential diagnosis of ascariasis debris and neoplasia of the gallbladder. Read More

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December 2018

The inner tube sign in Ascariasis.

Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore, 308433, Singapore.

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November 2018

IgG Induced by Vaccination With Extracts Is Protective Against Infection.

Front Immunol 2018 9;9:2535. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Human ascariasis has a global and cosmopolitan distribution, and has been characterized as the most prevalent neglected tropical disease worldwide. The development of a preventive vaccine is highly desirable to complement current measures required for this parasitic infection control and to reduce chronic childhood morbidities. In the present study, we describe the mechanism of protection elicited by a preventive vaccine against ascariasis. Read More

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November 2018
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Never seen before? Opisthorchiasis and Clonorchiasis.

Z Gastroenterol 2018 Dec 22;56(12):1513-1520. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Ultrasound, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, 200032 Shanghai, China.

Parasitic diseases are relatively rarely diagnosed and treated in Europe. Therefore, European clinicians are not familiar with their clinical and imaging features. In an era of increased human migration, it is fundamental for clinicians to be able to identify such diseases. Read More

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December 2018
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Concomitant ascariasis as a factor in reducing the quality of life of patients with chronic pancreatitis.

Wiad Lek 2018 ;71(7):1250-1253

State Higher Education Institution "Ternopil State Medical University By I. Horbachevsky Of Ministry Of Health Of Ukraine", Ternopil, Ukraine.

Objective: Inroduction: The urgency of the problem of chronic pancreatitis is increasing due to the fact that in 70.0% - 90.0% of cases of diseases of the digestive system are accompanied by pathology of other organs and systems, also including helminthiasis, especially ascariasis. Read More

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January 2018
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Predictors of therapeutic failure among patients with acute brucellosis treated by dual therapy with doxycycline-rifampin.

Trop Med Int Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Objective: To determine the frequency of therapeutic failure among patients with acute and subacute brucellosis and to explore the predictors of failure.

Methods: The study included 213 consecutive, naïve patients with acute and subacute brucellosis. All participants underwent clinical evaluation, chest radiography, stool microscopic examination and interferon-gamma release assay. Read More

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November 2018
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Corrigendum: The Intestinal Roundworm Releases Antimicrobial Factors Which Interfere With Bacterial Growth and Biofilm Formation.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2018 16;8:367. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Immunology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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October 2018
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An unusual finding of obstructive jaundice-a case report and review of the literature.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Nov 10;2018(11):omy088. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Radiology, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nethermayne, Basildon, UK.

Biliary ascariasis is a tropical infectious disease, endemic in regions such as the Far East, Indian subcontinent and parts of the Middle East. The responsible organism is the worm. This case study presents a 54-year-old British Caucasian female patient, admitted with a 1-week history of generalized abdominal pain. Read More

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November 2018
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Ascariasis as a model to study the helminth/allergy relationships.

Parasite Immunol 2018 Oct 8:e12595. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.

Ascariasis is the most frequent soil transmitted helminthiasis and, as well as other helminth infections, is expected to influence the clinical presentation of allergic diseases such as asthma. Indeed, several clinical and experimental works have shown an important impact either increasing or suppressing symptoms, and the same effects have been detected on the underlying immune responses. In this review we analyze the work on this field performed in Colombia, a Latin American tropical country, including aspects such as the molecular genetics of the IgE response to Ascaris; the allergenic activity of Ascaris IgE-binding molecular components and the immunological and clinical influences of ascariasis on asthma. Read More

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October 2018
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Spatial distribution and populations at risk of A. lumbricoides and T. trichiura co-infections and infection intensity classes: an ecological study.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 3;11(1):535. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Children's Health and Environment Program, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, QLD, South Brisbane, Australia.

Background: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines. Mapping the prevalence and high-intensity of STH co-infections can help guide targeted intervention programmes to reduce morbidity, especially among vulnerable school-aged children. In this study, we aimed to predict the spatial distribution of the prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura co-infection and infection intensity classes in the Philippines to identify populations most in need of interventions. Read More

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October 2018
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Prevalence of intestinal parasites versus knowledge, attitude and practices (KAPs) with special emphasis to Schistosoma mansoni among individuals who have river water contact in Addiremets town, Western Tigray, Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2018 25;13(9):e0204259. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Leishmaniasis Research Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Intestinal parasite infections are major public health problems in resource-limited countries that adversely affect the well-being of millions. Among these, intestinal schistosomiasis is a serious public health problem in tropical and sub-tropical countries.

Methods: A Community based cross sectional study was conducted from February to April 2017 in Addiremets town, Ethiopia. Read More

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September 2018
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Larval Infection and Lung Invasion Directly Induce Severe Allergic Airway Disease in Mice.

Infect Immun 2018 Dec 20;86(12). Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

(roundworm) is the most common helminth infection globally and a cause of lifelong morbidity that may include allergic airway disease, an asthma phenotype. We hypothesize that larval migration through the lungs leads to persistent airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and type 2 inflammatory lung pathology despite resolution of infection that resembles allergic airway disease. Mice were infected with by oral gavage. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of intestinal pathogens with faecal markers of environmental enteric dysfunction among slum-dwelling children in the first 2 years of life in Bangladesh.

Trop Med Int Health 2018 Nov 10;23(11):1242-1250. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Objective: Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED) can be assessed by faecal biomarkers such as Myeloperoxidase (MPO), Neopterin (NEO) and Alpha-1 anti-trypsin (AAT). We aimed to test the association of intestinal pathogens with faecal markers of EED among slum-dwelling children in first 2 years of life.

Methods: The MAL-ED birth cohort data of Bangladesh site were used to conduct this analysis. Read More

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November 2018
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The Intestinal Roundworm Releases Antimicrobial Factors Which Interfere With Bacterial Growth and Biofilm Formation.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2018 7;8:271. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Immunology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Ascariasis is a widespread soil-transmitted helminth infection caused by the intestinal roundworm in humans, and the closely related in pigs. Progress has been made in understanding interactions between helminths and host immune cells, but less is known concerning the interactions of parasitic nematodes and the host microbiota. As the host microbiota represents the direct environment for intestinal helminths and thus a considerable challenge, we studied nematode products, including excretory-secretory products (ESP) and body fluid (BF), of to determine their antimicrobial activities. Read More

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August 2018
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Incidental diagnosis of appendiceal ascariasis during colonoscopy.

Dig Liver Dis 2018 Jul 23. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Coloproctology, Yang Hospital, Namyangju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

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July 2018
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Recurrent acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic duct ascariasis in a young man.

Endoscopy 2018 Oct 10;50(10):E292-E293. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.

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October 2018
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5.050 Impact Factor

Molecular Confirmation of Ascaris suum: Further Investigation into the Zoonotic Origin of Infection in an 8-Year-Old Boy with Loeffler Syndrome.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2018 11 7;18(11):638-640. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

1 Department of Pathobiological Sciences, Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

An 8-year-old male from south Louisiana was diagnosed with Loeffler syndrome of suspected Ascaris origin. Further investigation of the farm recovered larvated, infective Ascaris eggs from the soil in drains surrounding pens on the family's small hog farm. Molecular analysis of the recovered eggs, in conjunction with Ascaris-specific IgE, inadequate farm management and sanitation, and behavioral risk factors indicate the patient had an Ascaris suum soil-transmitted infection. Read More

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November 2018
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Ascaridial Volvulus: An Uncommon Cause of Ileal Perforation.

Iran J Med Sci 2018 Jul;43(4):432-435

Department of Pediatrics, CSI Kalyani Multispeciality Hospital, Mylapore, Chennai, India.

Ascariasis is a common worm infestation in developing and under-developed countries. It is caused by the ingestion of food contaminated with Ascaris eggs from faeces and is more common in places with poor sanitation. Almost 25% of the world population is infested by Ascaris lumbricoides. Read More

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July 2018
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Ascaris lumbricoides infection induces both, reduction and increase of asthma symptoms in a rural community.

Acta Trop 2018 Nov 21;187:1-4. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia; Foundation for the Development of Medical and Biological Sciences (Fundemeb), Cartagena, Colombia. Electronic address:

Several studies, in different populations and environments, have shown that severe and light helminthiases diminish and increase allergy symptoms, respectively. However, data on the simultaneous presence of these contrary effects in a single community is lacking. In a rural community from Colombia, effects of helminthiases on allergy were evaluated. Read More

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November 2018
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Infections of Soil-Transmitted Helminth in Refugees from North Korea.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Jun 30;56(3):291-294. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea.

Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are now no longer public health problems in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but their status are unavailable in the residents of North Korea (NK) despite the expectation of large scale traffic and future reunification of the Korean Peninsula. A total of 20 female refugees from NK who had been admitted to the Division of Gastroenterology, Dankook University Hospital, were subjected in this study. Among them, 15 refugees were examined by the colonoscopy and 10 ones were examined with the stool examination (formalin-ether sedimentation). Read More

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June 2018
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Epidemiology of soil transmitted Helminth infections in the middle-belt of Ghana, Africa.

Parasite Epidemiol Control 2018 Aug 30;3(3):e00071. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Kintampo Health Research Centre, P O Box 200, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo, Ghana.

Background: Helminths are among the most widespread infectious agents prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the developing world defined by inadequate sanitation, poverty and unsafe water sources. This study was carried out to describe the distribution of helminth and malaria parasite infections in the middle-belt of Ghana in sub-Saharan Africa where disease burden, including anaemia is rife and helminths are perceived to be significant contributors of the burden.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving 1826 residents located in the middle belt of Ghana where no or very little previous community-based helminth work had been carried out. Read More

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August 2018
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1 Citation

: A Startling Discovery during Screening Colonoscopy.

Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018 May-Aug;12(2):224-229. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of Medicine, Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, New York, New York, USA.

Intestinal parasitic infections are a major public health issue across the world and particularly in rural and urban areas of tropical and subtropical countries. Those at increased risk include inhabitants of poor and disadvantaged regions, which are more likely to have inadequate environmental sanitation, insufficient water supply, greater contact rates with reservoirs of infection, limited health literacy, and socioeconomic disparities. Of the intestinal nematodes (roundworms) that parasitize the human gastrointestinal tract, is the largest in terms of size. Read More

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May 2018
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Biliary ascariasis: mimicker of biliary stent.

VideoGIE 2017 Jul 6;2(7):179-181. Epub 2017 May 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Saket, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Ascaris.

Authors:
Mark W Burnett

J Spec Oper Med Summer 2018;18(2):115-116

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October 2018

Diagnostic comparison between FECPAKG2 and the Kato-Katz method for analyzing soil-transmitted helminth eggs in stool.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 06 4;12(6):e0006562. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel Switzerland.

Background: Over one billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STH), i.e. Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm and Trichuris trichiura. Read More

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June 2018
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Molecular identification of Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum recovered from humans and pigs in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.

Parasitol Res 2018 Aug 2;117(8):2427-2436. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Research and Diagnostic Center for Emerging Infectious Disease, Mekong Health Science Research Institute, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Ascaris lumbricoides is the largest roundworm known from the human intestine while Ascaris suum is an internal parasite of pigs. Ascariasis, caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, has a worldwide distribution. Here, we have provided the first molecular identification of Ascaris eggs and adults recovered from humans and pigs in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. Read More

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August 2018
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Comment on "The optimal timing of post-treatment sampling for the assessment of anthelminthic drug efficacy against Ascaris infections in humans".

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist 2018 08 18;8(2):329-330. Epub 2018 May 18.

Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13, 14163 Berlin, Germany.

A recent publication by Levecke et al. (Int. J. Read More

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August 2018
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High prevalence of ascariasis on two coral atolls in the Solomon Islands.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2018 Apr;112(4):193-199

College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Background: There is a deficiency in up-to-date soil-transmitted helminth (STH) prevalence data for many regions, including Oceania. This study investigated the prevalence of STH in two closely associated coral atoll communities in East Kwaio, Solomon Islands, reflective of many similar island communities throughout the Oceania region.

Methods: An STH survey, using the Kato-Katz technique, was conducted on human subjects living on two coral atolls in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Read More

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April 2018
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[Epidemiological features of parasitary invasis in women of reproductive age with disorders of reproductive health].

Wiad Lek 2018;71(3 pt 2):674-677

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine, Lviv Municipal Centre For Family Planning And Human Reproduction, Lviv, Ukraine.

Objective: The aim: The purpose of this study is to analyze the frequency and structure of parasitic lesion in women with reproductive health disorders.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: The immune-enzyme method tested immunoglobulins IgG to ascaris, lamblia, toxocara. Determination of the presence of pinworm eggs (sticky tape and perianal scrape method) and ascarid (methods of K. Read More

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August 2018
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Schistosomiasis Induces Persistent DNA Methylation and Tuberculosis-Specific Immune Changes.

J Immunol 2018 Jul 11;201(1):124-133. Epub 2018 May 11.

Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030.

Epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, determine immune cell phenotype. To understand the epigenetic alterations induced by helminth coinfections, we evaluated the longitudinal effect of ascariasis and schistosomiasis infection on CD4 T cell DNA methylation and the downstream tuberculosis (TB)-specific and bacillus Calmette-Guérin-induced immune phenotype. All experiments were performed on human primary immune cells from a longitudinal cohort of recently TB-exposed children. Read More

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July 2018
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Disentangling complex parasite interactions: Protection against cerebral malaria by one helminth species is jeopardized by co-infection with another.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 05 10;12(5):e0006483. Epub 2018 May 10.

UMMISCO, IRD / Sorbonne Université, Bondy, France.

Multi-species interactions can often have non-intuitive consequences. However, the study of parasite interactions has rarely gone beyond the effects of pairwise combinations of species, and the outcomes of multi-parasite interactions are poorly understood. We investigated the effects of co-infection by four gastrointestinal helminth species on the development of cerebral malaria among Plasmodium falciparum-infected patients. Read More

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May 2018
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Genetic Diversity of in China Assessed Using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Apr 30;56(2):175-181. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang 330099, People's Republic of China.

The giant roundworm infects pigs and people worldwide and causes serious diseases. The taxonomic relationship between and is still unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the genetic diversity and population genetic structure of 258 specimens from humans and pigs from 6 sympatric regions in -endemic regions of China using existing simple sequence repeat data. Read More

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April 2018
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Analysis of the causes of the seizure and destruction of carcasses and organs in a slaughterhouse in central Italy in the 2010-2016 period.

Ital J Food Saf 2018 Mar 31;7(1):6899. Epub 2018 Mar 31.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia.

Meat safety and hygiene are fundamental issues for producers and endusers. To achieve these goals, the inspection of carcasses and organs at slaughter is critical. The results of inspection are the basis for planning preventive measures against consumer risks and for limiting economic losses. Read More

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March 2018
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Gastrointestinal: An unusual cause of biliary colic: Biliary ascariasis.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 May;33(5):975

Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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May 2018
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Biliary ascariasis presenting with gangrenous perforation of the gall bladder: report of a case and brief review of literature.

Trop Doct 2018 Jul 13;48(3):242-245. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

3 Consultant, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India.

The most common cause of gallbladder perforation is calculous cholecystitis. Rarer causes include trauma, iatrogenic injuries, biliary stasis and gall bladder ischemia. We report a case of gall bladder gangrene with perforation, secondary to extensive ascariasis. Read More

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July 2018
14 Reads
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Parasite allergens.

Mol Immunol 2018 Aug 24;100:113-119. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Institute for Immunological Research, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.

Human IgE against helminths is a normal component of the whole protective response elicitesd during infection, when specific IgE to a great number of antigens is produced; however, few of those IgE binding components are actually allergens. In general, considering the strong Th2/IgE responses during helminth infections is intriguing that they are not usually associated with allergic symptoms, which probably (but not exclusively) depends on parasite-induced immunomodulation. However, allergic manifestations have been described during some helminth infections such as ascariasis, strongyloidiasis, anisakiasis and hydatidosis. Read More

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August 2018
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Host-Parasite Interactions in Individuals with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Result in Higher Frequency of and in Type 2 Diabetic Individuals.

J Diabetes Res 2018 6;2018:4238435. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Laboratório de Parasitologia Médica e Biologia de Vetores, Área de Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Brasília, Asa Norte, 70904-970 Brasilia, DF, Brazil.

Host-parasite interactions in diabetic patients might influence diabetes complications and intestinal parasitosis. The aim was to investigate the occurrence of enteroparasites in individuals with diabetes types 1 and 2. A descriptive study was designed to estimate frequencies of parasites and to compare them in individuals with diabetes types 1 and 2 from two Health Centers and one hospital in the Federal District of Brazil. Read More

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September 2018
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[Investigation of major parasitic diseases and related knowledge, attitude and practice among rural residents in Liyang City].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2017 Sep;30(1):72-75

Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China.

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of major parasitic diseases and related knowledge, attitude and practice among rural residents in Liyang City, so as to provide the evidence for formulating appropriate preventive strategies and measures.

Methods: Three villages were selected from three towns as survey sites, and the residents who were above three years old and had been in the village for over six months were investigated. The Kato-Katz technique was applied to detect intestinal parasite eggs in residents' feces, and the cellophane anal swab was used to detect eggs among children aged 3-6 years. Read More

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September 2017
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EUS of pancreatic ascariasis.

Arab J Gastroenterol 2018 Mar 6;19(1):47-48. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Saket, Meerut 250 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ascaris is a common cause of acute pancreatitis in developing countries. The mechanism of ascariasis induced acute pancreatitis include obstruction of papilla of Vater, invasion of common bile duct, or pancreatic duct (PD). PD ascariasis is a rare diagnosis. Read More

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March 2018
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A Worm Hole: Liver Abscess in Ascariasis.

Am J Med 2018 Aug 5;131(8):931-932. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India.

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August 2018
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Molecular analysis of human- and pig-derived Ascaris in Honduras.

J Helminthol 2018 Mar 5:1-5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Instituto de Investigación en Microbiología, Escuela de Microbiología,Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH),Ciudad Universitaria,J1 Edificio,4piso,UNAH,Tegucigalpa,Honduras.

Ascaris sp. is a soil-transmitted helminth (STH) significantly affecting the health of human and swine populations. Health inequities and poverty, with resulting deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene, are directly associated with Ascaris lumbricoides prevalence in humans. Read More

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March 2018
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Results of the first mapping of soil-transmitted helminths in Benin: Evidence of countrywide hookworm predominance.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 03 1;12(3):e0006241. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Research Triangle Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States of America.

Background: National mapping of soil-transmitted helminth infections (STH) was conducted for the first time in all of the 77 districts of Benin (West Africa) from 2013 to 2015. This mapping aimed to provide basic epidemiological data essential for the implementation of the national strategy against the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the context of achieving the WHO target of controlling these infections by 2020.

Methods: In each district, 5 schools were purposively selected in 5 villages and 50 school-children (25 girls and 25 boys) from ages 8 to 14 years were randomly enrolled in each school. Read More

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March 2018
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Removal of helminth eggs by centralized and decentralized wastewater treatment plants in South Africa and Lesotho: health implications for direct and indirect exposure to the effluents.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 May 24;25(13):12883-12895. Epub 2018 Feb 24.

Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology, PO Box 1334, Durban, 4000, South Africa.

Wastewater may contain contaminants harmful to human health; hence, there is the need for treatment before discharge. Centralized wastewater treatment systems are the favored treatment options globally, but these are not necessarily superior in reduction of pathogens as compared to decentralized wastewater treatment systems (collectively called DEWATS). This study was therefore undertaken to assess the soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and Taenia sp. Read More

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May 2018
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Ascaris lumbricoides: challenges in diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies in a European refugee camp.

Acta Clin Belg 2018 Dec 19;73(6):431-434. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

a Clinical Laboratory of Microbiology , AZ Damiaan , Ostend , Belgium.

Objectives:  The roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most prevalent parasites belonging to the class of the soil-transmitted helminths. Infections are most common in developing countries with a tropical climate where sanitation and hygiene are poor. However, prevalence of ascariasis in industrialized countries is increasing because of immigration and increasing number of refugees. Read More

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December 2018
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Safety and clinical efficacy of tenvermectin, a novel antiparasitic 16-membered macrocyclic lactone antibiotics.

Eur J Pharm Sci 2018 May 7;117:154-160. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Key Laboratory for Veterinary Chemical Drugs and Pharmaceutics, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 200241 Shanghai, PR China. Electronic address:

Tenvermectin (TVM) is a novel 16-membered macrocyclic lactone antibiotics, which contains component TVM A and TVM B. However there is not any report on safety and clinical efficacy of TVM for developing as a potential drug. In order to understand the part of safety and clinical efficacy of TVM, we conducted the acute toxicity test, the standard bacterial reverse mutation (Ames) test and the clinical deworming test. Read More

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May 2018
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Ascaris in the urinary tract: A case report and review of the literature.

Urol Case Rep 2018 Mar 28;17:82-84. Epub 2018 Jan 28.

Zhytomir Central City Hospital №1, Velyka Berdychivsyka st. 70, Zhytomir, 10002, Ukraine.

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March 2018
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Current epidemiological evidence for predisposition to high or low intensity human helminth infection: a systematic review.

Parasit Vectors 2018 01 31;11(1):65. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St. Mary's Campus, London, W2 1PG, UK.

Background: The human helminth infections include ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infections, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis. It is estimated that almost 2 billion people worldwide are infected with helminths. Whilst the WHO treatment guidelines for helminth infections are mostly aimed at controlling morbidity, there has been a recent shift with some countries moving towards goals of disease elimination through mass drug administration, especially for LF and onchocerciasis. Read More

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January 2018
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Prevalence and intensity of Ascaris lumbricoides infections in relation to undernutrition among children in a tea plantation community, Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pediatr 2018 01 25;18(1):13. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Background: Ascaris lumbricoides infections are one of the commonnest intestinal nematode infections in the world, with a profound negative effect on nutritional status among underprivileged populations. In Sri Lanka, Ascaris infections and low nutritional status still persist in the plantation sector. However, research regarding the association between Ascaris infections and nutritional status is scarce. Read More

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January 2018
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1.920 Impact Factor

Geographical distribution of soil transmitted helminths and the effects of community type in South Asia and South East Asia - A systematic review.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 01 18;12(1):e0006153. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Background: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTD) worldwide. Since the publication of the WHO road map to combat NTD in 2012, there has been a renewed commitment to control STH. In this study, we analysed the geographical distribution and effect of community type on prevalence of hookworm, Trichuris and Ascaris in south Asia and south east Asia. Read More

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January 2018
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