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Burden and factors associated with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections among school-age children in Huambo, Uige and Zaire provinces, Angola.

Infect Dis Poverty 2022 Jun 25;11(1):73. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

The Mentor Initiative, Luanda, Angola.

Background: Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) contribute high disease burdens amongst the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and are public health problems in Angola. This study reports the prevalence, intensity and risk factors for schistosomiasis and STH infection in Huambo, Uige and Zaire provinces, Angola, to inform a school-based preventive chemotherapy program.

Methods: A two-stage cluster design was used to select schools and schoolchildren to participate in parasitological and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) surveys across Huambo, Uige, and Zaire provinces. Read More

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Clinical Presentation and Intensity of Infection with Intestinal Helminths among School Children in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

West Afr J Med 2022 Jun;39(6):568-572

Department of Internal Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Background: Intestinal helminthiases are public health problems of children in developing countries of the world and account for significant morbidity as it results in stunted growth, intestinal obstruction, anaemia, cognitive impairment, acute pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis and rectal prolapse. This study assessed intestinal helminths, infection intensity and symptoms in primary school children in Ile-Ife.

Methods: It was a cross sectional study. Read More

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Ascaris Lumbricoides Diagnosed During Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia by Capsule Endoscopy.

Cureus 2022 May 22;14(5):e25208. Epub 2022 May 22.

Internal Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA.

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a common medical condition that has numerous possible causes, which include reduced dietary intake, blood loss, or reduced absorption, and often results in a referral to a gastroenterologist for further work-up. Reduced absorption of iron is an uncommon cause of iron deficiency in healthy non-vegetarian individuals and resource-rich countries. We present an uncommon cause of IDA in the western hemisphere, secondary to Ascaris lumbricoides infection in a 65-year-old female without a history of travel to endemic regions. Read More

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Higher helminth ova counts and incomplete decomposition in sand-enveloped latrine pits in a coastal sub-district of Bangladesh.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2022 Jun 23;16(6):e0010495. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America.

Pit latrines are the most common latrine technology in rural Bangladesh, and untreated effluent from pits can directly contaminate surrounding aquifers. Sand barriers installed around the latrine pit can help reduce contamination but can also alter the decomposition of the fecal sludge and accelerate pit fill-up, which can counteract their benefits. We aimed to evaluate whether there was a difference in decomposition of fecal sludge and survival of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) ova among latrines where a 50-cm sand barrier was installed surrounding and at the bottom of the pit, compared to latrines without a sand barrier, in coastal Bangladesh. Read More

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Intestinal obstruction in a child with massive ascariasis and associated acute appendicitis: A case report.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Jun 18;78:103808. Epub 2022 May 18.

Radiology Department, Mogadishu Somali Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital, Somalia.

Introduction And Importance: Ascaris lumbricoides is a parasitic roundworm that spread through feces-oral routes and is endemic in many nations with poor sanitation.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 6-year-old boy who arrived in the emergency room with abdominal pain, constipation, and vomiting. Physical examination revealed abdominal distension, absence of bowel sounds, and abdominal tenderness. Read More

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Interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene for preventing soil-transmitted helminth infection.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2022 06 21;6:CD012199. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Background: It is estimated that 1.5 billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) worldwide. Re-infection occurs rapidly following deworming, and interruption of transmission is unlikely without complementary control efforts such as improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) access and behaviours. Read More

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Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Duct Ascariasis: An Unusual Cause of Obstructive Jaundice and Severe Acute Cholangitis.

Int Med Case Rep J 2022 11;15:281-286. Epub 2022 Jun 11.

Arbaminch University, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Acute cholangitis caused by hepatobiliary ascariasis is quite rare. Factors like a prior history of hepatobiliary surgery, pregnancy, and prolonged fasting increase the possibility of developing hepatobiliary ascariasis.

Case Presentation: We present a case of obstructive jaundice and severe acute cholangitis caused by massive hepatobiliary and pancreatic duct ascariasis in a 52-year-old male patient. Read More

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Affordable artificial intelligence-based digital pathology for neglected tropical diseases: A proof-of-concept for the detection of soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma mansoni eggs in Kato-Katz stool thick smears.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2022 Jun 17;16(6):e0010500. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Janssen Global Public Health, Janssen R&D, Beerse, Belgium.

Background: With the World Health Organization's (WHO) publication of the 2021-2030 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) roadmap, the current gap in global diagnostics became painfully apparent. Improving existing diagnostic standards with state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence has the potential to close this gap.

Methodology/principal Findings: We prototyped an artificial intelligence-based digital pathology (AI-DP) device to explore automated scanning and detection of helminth eggs in stool-based specimens prepared with the Kato-Katz (KK) technique, the current diagnostic standard for diagnosing soil-transmitted helminths (STHs; Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworms) and Schistosoma mansoni (SCH) infections. Read More

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Predictors of Intestinal Parasites among Food Handlers in Goba Town, Southeast Ethiopia, 2020.

J Parasitol Res 2022 7;2022:3329237. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Public Health, Goba Referral Hospital, Madda Walabu University, Bale-Goba, Ethiopia P.O. Box 174.

Background: Globally, around 1.9 million people were dying due to food-borne diseases annually, and intestinal parasites infected one-third of the population, according to estimates and more prevalent in developing countries due to poverty. This study assessed predictors of intestinal parasites among food handlers working in Goba towns. Read More

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Development of allele-specific PCR methodology (AS-PCR) to screening A. lumbricoides and A. suum.

Parasitol Res 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, CEP 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum are described as helminths that infect humans and pigs, respectively. It is estimated that infection by A. lumbricoides affects about 447 million individuals living in tropical regions of developing countries. Read More

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Incidental Finding of Ascaris in Peritoneal Cavity During Laparotomy for Blunt Trauma Abdomen: A Rare Case.

Cureus 2022 May 13;14(5):e24970. Epub 2022 May 13.

Psychiatry, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Solan, IND.

migration from the intestine into the peritoneal cavity is rarely seen and the usual presentation is the acute abdomen. Our case report is of a young male who got admitted after a roadside accident with polytrauma including blunt trauma abdomen. When the patient was taken up for exploratory laparotomy, a freely lying tubular structure was noticed in the pelvis and small intestinal perforation. Read More

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Mapping the global distribution of Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworms by ecological niche modeling.

Parasit Vectors 2022 Jun 8;15(1):197. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Instituto de Investigaciones de Enfermedades Tropicales (IIET), Sede Regional Orán Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina.

Background: The WHO has established a control strategy for Strongyloides stercoralis in school-aged children as well as targets and to maintain control programs for Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworms. For an efficient development of control programs, it is necessary to know the target countries around the world, as well as the areas within each country where efforts should be focused. Therefore, maps that provide information on the areas at risk for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections on a national and sub-national scale would allow for a better allocation of resources. Read More

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Clinical helminth infections alter host gut and saliva microbiota.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2022 06 8;16(6):e0010491. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Helminthology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand.

Background: Previous reports show altered gut bacterial profiles are associated with helminth infected individuals. Our recently published molecular survey of clinical helminthiases in Thailand border regions demonstrated a more comprehensive picture of infection prevalence when Kato Katz microscopy and copro-qPCR diagnostics were combined. We revealed that Opisthorchis viverrini, hookworm, Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura were the most predominant helminth infections in these regions. Read More

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Common intestinal parasitic infections among patients living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Prevalence and demographic associations (A cross-sectional retrospective study).

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 May 28;77:103677. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Microbiology Department, Riyadh Regional Laboratory & Blood Bank, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) among patients referred from different primary healthcare centers (PHC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Material & Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study conducted at Riyadh Regional Laboratory (RRL). All stool samples that are requested for intestinal parasite detection by physicians from PHCs across the Riyadh Region during year 2020 are referred to the RRL. Read More

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Absence of Polymorphisms in Codons 167, 198 and 200 of All Seven β-Tubulin Isotypes of Benzimidazole Susceptible and Resistant spp. Specimens from Australia.

Pathogens 2022 Apr 20;11(5). Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, 14163 Berlin, Germany.

Benzimidazoles resistance is widespread in strongyle parasitic nematodes and associated with polym orphisms in the codons 167, 198 and 200 of isotype 1 β-tubulin (tbb-1). In ascarids, benzimidazole (BZ) resistance has rarely been reported and in none of these cases were any of these polymorphisms detected. Here, available genome and transcriptome data from WormBase ParaSite were used to compare the complete β-tubulin reservoirs of , and . Read More

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Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Anaemia: A Neglected Association Outside the Tropics.

Microorganisms 2022 May 13;10(5). Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Infectious-Tropical Diseases and Microbiology, IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar di Valpolicella, 37024 Verona, Italy.

Anaemia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Among infectious agents responsible for anaemia, helminthic infections are often neglected, particularly in non-endemic countries. However, they should not be neglected in this setting, as international travel and migration are on the rise. Read More

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Retrospective Analysis of the Distribution of Intestinal Parasites in Patients Admitted to Dicle University Faculty of Medicine Between the Years 2011-2020

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2022 05;46(2):119-123

Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kırşehir, Türkiye

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine and evaluate retrospectively the distribution of intestinal parasites detected in patients who applied to Dicle University Medical Faculty Parasitology Laboratory between 2011-2020.

Methods: Stool samples sent to the parasitology laboratory for parasite examination were examined by the native-Lugol method and the samples sent with cellophane tape were examined microscopically for parasite examination. In addition, modified acidfast and trichrome staining methods were used to identify protozoan. Read More

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A novel use of a geometric morphometric technique to distinguish human parasite eggs of twelve different species.

Exp Parasitol 2022 Jul 18;238:108281. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Public Health and Health Promotion, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Electronic address:

Copro-microscopic diagnostic methods are the most common approach for screening patients with parasitic infections. However, expertise is required to identify helminthic eggs from fecal specimens. Consequently, new methods are required to support accurate species identification. Read More

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The prevalence and intensity of intestinal helminths among institutionalized children in three states of South-East Nigeria.

Niger J Clin Pract 2022 May;25(5):718-724

Department of Paediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital/University of Nigeria, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Background: Intestinal helminthiasis is one of the most common and neglected diseases affecting all age groups, especially among school children. It is a disease condition of suboptimal environment and poor personal hygiene, and is more prevalent in children in institutionalized centers.

Aims: This study was aimed to determine the prevalence, pattern, and intensity of intestinal helminthiasis among children in motherless babies' homes/orphanages and the relationship between the prevalence and demographic characteristics of the children. Read More

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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasite Infections and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in Northwest Ethiopia.

J Parasitol Res 2022 9;2022:9065425. Epub 2022 May 9.

Department of Midwifery, College of Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Background: Intestinal parasite infections are among the most common infections worldwide. They pose a high burden in pregnant women in developing countries causing maternal anemia, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. This study is aimed at assessing intestinal parasite infection prevalence, species diversity, and associated factors among pregnant women. Read More

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Impact of Three to Five Rounds of Mass Drug Administration on Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminths in School-Aged Children in North-Central Nigeria.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Nasarawa and Plateau states of north-central Nigeria have implemented programs to control schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) in children since the 1990s. Statewide mapping surveys were conducted in 2013, when 11,332 school-aged children were sampled from 226 schools. The local government areas (LGAs) then received varying combinations of mass drug administration (MDA) for the next 5 years. Read More

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Epidemiology of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections among Primary School Children in the States of Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Tripura, India, 2015-2016.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India.

Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in many developing countries, affecting the poorest and most deprived communities. We conducted school-based surveys among children studying in first to fifth standard in government schools in the Indian States of Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Tripura to estimate the prevalence and intensity of STH infections during November 2015 and January 2016. We adopted a two-stage cluster sampling design, with a random selection of districts within each agro-climatic zone in the first stage. Read More

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Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Intestinal Parasites among Diarrheic Under-Five Children Attending Bahir Dar and Han Health Centers, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Parasitol Res 2022 4;2022:7066529. Epub 2022 May 4.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Intestinal parasitic infection is one of the major public health problems in developing countries including Ethiopia. The problem is highly pronounced in children under five years of age who are not able to adhere to prevention and control precautions.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) and associated factors among diarrheic children under five years of age attending Bahir Dar and Han Health Centers, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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Malaria and Helminthic Co-Infection during Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 04 29;19(9). Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa 1005, Ethiopia.

Malaria and helminthic co-infection during pregnancy causes fetomaternal haemorrhage and foetal growth retardation. This study determined the pooled burden of pregnancy malaria and helminthic co-infection in sub-Saharan Africa. CINAHL, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science databases were used to retrieve data from the literature, without restricting language and publication year. Read More

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Risk factors associated with intestinal pathogenic parasites in schoolchildren.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2022 Apr 3;29(4):2782-2786. Epub 2022 Jan 3.

Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Departmento de Ciancias Biologicas Y Quimicas Casella 15-D, Temico Chile.

Diseases caused by intestinal parasites impose a substantial burden on population of middle income countries including Pakistan. This research was aimed to assess the risk factors for intestinal parasites in school children of Malakand, Pakistan. Two hundred and eighty eight students were enrolled between February and June 2016. Read More

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A conventional multiplex PCR for the detection of four common soil-transmitted nematodes in human feces: development and validation.

Trop Biomed 2022 Mar;39(1):135-143

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections, mainly caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and hookworms, are among the most common intestinal parasites that infect humans. The infections are widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical countries, including Malaysia, particularly in underprivileged communities. Microscopic and culture techniques have been used as a gold standard for diagnostic techniques. Read More

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Uncommon ascaris induced eosinophilic myocarditis simulating acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation: A case report.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Apr 28;76:103522. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Oujda, Mohammed First University of Oujda, Morocco.

Introduction: and importance: is a nematode parasite that causes ascariasis Cardiac involvement in ascariasis is uncommon and rarely reported in the literature.

Case Presentation: We present the case of 45 years-old man, with previous medical history of ascaris infection one week before his admission to the emergency department for acute chest pain. The electrocardiogram revealed ST-segment and T wave abnormalities in septo-apico-lateral and inferior leads, along with high levels of troponin T and eosinophil blood cells count, while transthoracic echocardiography showed lateral and inferior walls motion abnormalities. Read More

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High infection rates for onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in children under five not receiving preventive chemotherapy: a bottleneck to elimination.

Infect Dis Poverty 2022 Apr 28;11(1):47. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases (CRFilMT), Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Background: The current mainstay for control/elimination of onchocerciasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) relies on ivermectin- and mebendazole/albendazole-based preventive chemotherapies. However, children under five years of age have been excluded in both research activities and control programs, because they were believed to have insignificant infection rates. There is therefore a need for up-to-date knowledge on the prevalence and intensity of STH and onchocerciasis infections in this age group. Read More

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Cross-Sectional Assessment of the Association of Eosinophilia with Intestinal Parasitic Infection in U.S.-Bound Refugees in Thailand: Prevalent, Age Dependent, but of Limited Clinical Utility.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2022 Mar 7. Epub 2022 Mar 7.

Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

The most common causes of eosinophilia globally are helminth parasites. Refugees from high endemic areas are at increased risk of infection compared with the general U.S. Read More

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Prevalence of Intestinal Helminths among Cancer Patients Who Are under Chemotherapy at the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital Oncology Clinic, Northwest Ethiopia.

J Cancer Epidemiol 2022 18;2022:4484183. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Science, College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: In developing countries, environmental and personal hygiene is playing a great role in the increasing of intestinal helminth infection. In countries with limited resources and poor hygiene practices, there is a substantial overlap of intestinal helminthic and chronic infections like HIV, TB, and cancer. Intestinal helminths like , , and hookworm cause malnutrition and induce a type-2 immune response that could worsen the severity and clinical outcomes of patients with cancer. Read More

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