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Oxfendazole: a promising agent for the treatment and control of helminth infections in humans.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

e Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore , MD 21205 , USA.

Introduction: Oxfendazole (methyl [5-(phenylsulphinyl)-1H benzimidazole- 2-yl] carbamate) has a particularly long metabolic half-life in ruminants, and its metabolite fenbendazole also has anthelminthic action. A very limited number of drugs are available for the treatment of some zoonotic helminth infections, such as neurocysticercosis and echinococcosis. More recent work has expanded oxfendazole's non-clinical safety profile and demonstrated its safety and bioavailability in healthy human volunteers, thus advancing the possibility of a new and greatly needed option for antiparasitic treatment of geohelminths and tissue parasites. Read More

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December 2018
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Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium and Taenia asiatica): mapping occurrence and areas potentially at risk in East and Southeast Asia.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Nov 29;11(1):613. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

One Health Center for Zoonoses and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Background: Due to the relative short life span and the limited spatial movement, porcine cysticercosis is an excellent indicator of current local active transmission. The aim of this study was to map at province-level, the occurrence of T. solium and T. Read More

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November 2018
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Endoparasites of Jungle Cats () and Their Pathologic Lesions.

Iran J Parasitol 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):480-485

Dept. of Pathology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran.

Background: The jungle cats () are native to Asia, and found in Iran. Although north of Iran has a wide distribution of jungle cats, there is not any data about prevalence of parasitic infections in the population of these cats.

Methods: From 2012 to 2015, seven specimens of the wild jungle cat () from north of Iran, Mazandaran Province, northern Iran were collected and examined for their endoparasites and pathological lesions which were caused by the parasites. Read More

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November 2018
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[Spontaneous rupture of hydatid cyst of liver in the peritoneal cavity with intact proligerous membrane: about a case and literature review].

Pan Afr Med J 2018 26;30:174. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Service de Chirurgie Viscérale CHU Mongi Slim, Sidi Daoued La Marsa, Tunisie.

Rupture of hydatid cyst of liver with intact proligerous membrane is rare. We report the case of a 63 year-old female patient presenting with right hypocondrium pain without fever or jaundice. Diagnostic imaging examination showed hydatid cyst in segment IV of liver associated with pelvic cystic lesion measuring 12 cm x 06 cm. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of the global pattern of genetic diversity in Echinococcus multilocularis inferred by mitochondrial DNA sequences.

Vet Parasitol 2018 Oct 27;262:30-41. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

The aim of this review was to assess our current knowledge on phylogeography and global genetic structure of Echinococcus multilocularis populations originating from rodents, wild canid hosts, and human. Six bibliographic databases were searched from 1990 to 2017, identifying a total of 110 publications. The cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and cytochrome b (cytb) sequences of E. Read More

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October 2018
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Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: eastern Europe.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 30;11(1):569. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Background: Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are food-borne parasites of global importance. In eastern Europe only fragmented information is available on the epidemiology of these zoonotic parasites in humans and animal populations. In particular for T. Read More

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October 2018
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Hepatic hydatid cyst - diagnose and treatment algorithm.

J Med Life 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):203-209

"Carol Davila" Medical University, Bucharest.

the hydatic disease, caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus, is a serious disease, potentially lethal, which can be found anywhere in the world, but especially in endemic areas such as the Mediterranean Basin, Australia, New Zealand, North Africa, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Middle East and South America. The hydatic cyst is mainly found in the liver (75% of the cases), being asymptomatic in most cases and discovered accidentally on a routine abdominal ultrasound or an ultrasound performed for diagnosing other pathologies. The hepatic hydatid cyst therapy is multimodal, including medical, surgical, and, lately, minimally invasive techniques. Read More

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December 2018
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Topical or oral fluralaner efficacy against flea (Ctenocephalides felis) transmission of Dipylidium caninum infection to dogs.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 25;11(1):557. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Merck Animal Health, 2 Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ, 07940, USA.

Background: Dipylidium caninum is a common tapeworm of dogs contracted from ingestion of fleas containing the infective cysticercoid stage. Fluralaner is a systemically distributed isoxazoline class insecticide that delivers highly effective activity against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks after a single oral or topical treatment. This study evaluated the impact of this flea insecticidal efficacy on the transmission of D. Read More

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October 2018
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The epidemiology of Taenia spp. infection and Taenia solium cysticerci exposure in humans in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Oct 22;18(1):527. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia.

Background: Vietnam is endemic for taeniasis and T. solium cysticercosis. Despite this, information on the epidemiological characteristics of the diseases in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are poorly described. Read More

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October 2018
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Mast cell deficiency in mice results in biomass overgrowth and delayed expulsion of the rat tapeworm .

Biosci Rep 2018 Dec 30;38(6). Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Laboratorio de Inmunología Experimental y Regulación de la Inflamación Hepato-Intestinal, UBIMED, FES Iztacala UNAM, Estado de México

Infection with helminth parasites evokes a complex cellular response in the host, where granulocytes (i.e. eosinophils, basophils and mast cells (MCs)) feature prominently. Read More

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December 2018
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The utilisation of human dialyzable leukocyte extract (IMMODIN) as adjuvant in albendazole therapy on mouse model of larval cestode infection: Immunomodulatory and hepatoprotective effects.

Int Immunopharmacol 2018 Dec 10;65:148-158. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3, 04001 Košice, Slovak Republic; IMUNA PHARM, a.s., Jarková 269/17, Šarišské Michaľany, Slovak Republic. Electronic address:

Metacestode (larval) stages of zoonotic cestodes of medical and veterinary importance cause chronic infections associated with immunosuppression. During mouse model of cestode infection induced by larvae of Mesocestoides (M.) vogae, we investigated the effects of dialyzable leukocyte extract (DLE) containing low-molecular weight substances (under 10 kDa) prepared from peripheral blood leukocytes of healthy human donors (available under commercial name IMMODIN). Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of hydatid cyst antigens on inhibition of melanoma cancer growth in mouse model.

Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 2018 Sep 30;64(12):1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Cancer Prevention Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Cancer is the main cause of death in the developed countries. There are some scientific evidences indicating that parasitic infections induce antitumor activity against certain types of cancers. Hydatid cyst is the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, which causes hydatidosis in human and livestock. Read More

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September 2018
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Therapeutic and immunoregulatory effects of water-soluble alkaloids E2-a from Sophora moorcroftiana seeds as a novel potential agent against echinococcosis in experimentally protoscolex-infected mice.

Vet Res 2018 Oct 4;49(1):100. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou, 730030, China.

Novel compounds and more efficient treatment options are urgently needed for the treatment of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. The decoction of Sophora moorcroftiana (Fabaceae) has been used to treat parasitosis for years in traditional Tibetan medicine. The aim of this study was to screen insecticidal water-soluble alkaloids from S. Read More

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October 2018
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Biological characteristics of 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of cerebral alveolar echinococcosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Sep;97(39):e11801

Department of Nuclear Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China.

This study aims to analyze the characteristics of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) for cerebral alveolar echinococcosis (CAE).Twenty-five CAE patients underwent F-FDG PET/CT, and the diagnosis was confirmed by clinical and surgical pathology. The F-FDG PET/CT results were subject to visual and semiquantitative analysis, and the difference in F-FDG SUVmax for lesions among the 3 types of CAE was evaluated. Read More

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September 2018
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Anti-parasitic effects of water-soluble alkaloid fractions from ethanolic extracts of Sophora moorcroftiana seeds in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Chin J Nat Med 2018 Sep;16(9):665-673

Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou 730000, China. Electronic address:

Parasite infections of humans and animals remain a major global health problem, with limited choice of drugs being available to the treatment of parasitosis in the clinic. Sophora moorcroftiana (S. moorcroftiana) is a shrub that grows in Tibet Plateau of China. Read More

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September 2018
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A Case of Secondary Hypertension due to Giant Hydatid Cyst.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2018 Oct;28(10):801-803

Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University (AIB), Bolu, Turkey.

Hydatid cyst is a parasitic infection which causes enormous morbidity and mortality worldwide. The pathogenic organism responsible for hydatid cyst is Echinococcus granulosus. Despite the fact that the characteristic cysts of the disease usually occur in liver and lungs, they may also occur in aberrant localisations. Read More

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October 2018
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Hydatidosis Following Giant Cerebral Hydatid Cyst Operation.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 4;118:14-15. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Background: Hydatid cysts (HCs) are caused by parasites, the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. They usually affect the liver and lung, but primary brain involvement is rarely seen. HCs may cause a mass effect in the brain. Read More

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October 2018
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Identification and characterization of microRNAs in a cestode Hydatigera taeniaeformis using deep sequencing approach.

Exp Parasitol 2018 Nov 18;194:32-37. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou, 730046, Gansu, China; Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou University College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou, 225009, China.

Hydatigera taeniaeformis (formerly known as Taenia taeniaeformis) is a parasitic tapeworm that has a worldwide distribution. H. taeniaeformis is naturally transmitted between mice and cats and threatens to human health, especially those who are in close contact with pets. Read More

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November 2018

Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Americas.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Sep 20;11(1):518. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: The distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas is unclear. Establishing the distribution, economic burden, and potentials for control of bovine cysticercosis is increasingly important due to the growing demand for beef. This paper aims to take the first step and reviews the recent distribution of T. Read More

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September 2018
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Praziquantel Resistance in the Zoonotic Cestode .

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Nov;99(5):1201-1205

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa.

is a cosmopolitan cestode infecting dogs, cats, and humans. Praziquantel is a highly effective cestocidal drug and resistance in adult cestodes has not been reported. From 2016 to 2018, a population of dogs with cestode infections that could not be eliminated despite multiple treatments with praziquantel or epsiprantel was identified. Read More

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November 2018
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Dual Cestode Infection in a Thai Patient (Spinal Sparganosis and Racemose Neurocysticercosis): A Case Report.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Sep 14;19:1090-1095. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Surgery, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

BACKGROUND Spinal sparganosis and racemose (grape-like) neurocysticercosis are rare diseases. Co-infection with spinal sparganosis and racemose neurocysticercosis has never been reported in the English-language literature. CASE REPORT A 41-year-old male presented after having experienced left hip pain with radiation to the leg, progressive weakness and numbness of the left leg, and difficulty urinating for 4 years, all of which was caused by spinal sparganosis. Read More

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September 2018

Genetic Diversity of Echinococcus granulosus Genotype G1 in Xinjiang, Northwest of China.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Aug 31;56(4):391-396. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

School of Medicine, Shihezi University, Shihezi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 832002, People's Republic of China.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by E. granulosus is a serious helminthic zoonosis in humans, livestock and wildlife. Xinjiang is one of high endemic province for CE in China. Read More

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August 2018
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A Retrospective Analysis on the Cystic Echinococcosis Cases Occured in Northeastern Punjab Province, Pakistan.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Aug 31;56(4):385-390. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.

A retrospective study was performed to report the case occurrence of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in three hospitals of north-eastern region in Punjab Province, Pakistan. We reviewed retrospectively the clinical records of patients in 4 hospitals which were diagnosed with CE during 2012-2017. A total of 198 cases, 82 (41. Read More

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August 2018
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Molecular Genetic Findings of Spirometra decipiens and S. ranarum in Korea.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Aug 31;56(4):359-364. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Parasitology, Parasite Research Center and Parasite Resource Bank, Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Cheongju 28644, Korea.

The taxonomy of Spirometra species has been controversial despite the medical and veterinary importance. Currently, only a few Spirometra species are considered valid species in the genus Spirometra. In the present study, the distribution of Spirometra species obtained from animals in Korea were identified by molecular analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (cox1) gene. Read More

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August 2018
0.960 Impact Factor

Parasitic infections in the intensive care unit.

Anaesth Intensive Care 2018 Sep;46(5):546-548

Saarland University Medical Center.

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September 2018
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Severe parasitism by Versteria mustelae (Gmelin, 1790) in the critically endangered European mink Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) in Spain.

Parasitol Res 2018 Oct 4;117(10):3347-3350. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Groupe de Recherche et d'Etude pour la Gestion de l'Environnement, Route de Préchac, 33730, Villandraut, France.

The riparian European mink (Mustela lutreola), currently surviving in only three unconnected sites in Europe, is now listed as a critically endangered species in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Habitat loss and degradation, anthropogenic mortality, interaction with the feral American mink (Neovison vison), and infectious diseases are among the main causes of its decline. In the Spanish Foral Community of Navarra, where the highest density of M. Read More

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October 2018

Simultaneous occurrence of hepatic hydatid cyst and mucinous cystadenoma of the liver in a middle-aged female patient: report of a rare case.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 1;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

General Surgery, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

We present a rare case of simultaneous occurrence of mucinous cystadenoma of the liver (MCN-L) and a hepatic hydatid cyst (HD-L) in a middle-aged female patient. This is the first case report of a common disease (HD-L) and a rare condition (MCN-H) occurring concurrently. MCN-H of the left lobe was inadequately resected in a rural centre leading to recurrence. Read More

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September 2018
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Gastrointestinal parasites of Asian elephants ( L. 1798) in south Wayanad forest division, Kerala, India.

J Parasit Dis 2018 Sep 13;42(3):382-390. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Center for Wildlife Studies, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad, 673 576 Kerala India.

Microscopic-coprological examination of Asian Elephant ( L., 1798) dung piles (n = 55) in South Wayanad Forest Division from March to August, 2017 revealed 74.5% prevalence of parasites in elephants. Read More

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September 2018

A report on three patients with Echinococcus multilocularis: Lessons learned.

Indian J Gastroenterol 2018 Jul 18;37(4):353-358. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110 025, India.

Echinococcus multilocularis (EM) is the most virulent species of the genus Echinococcus. It causes a highly lethal helminthic disease in humans. The disease may present as hepatic mass mimicking a malignant neoplasm. Read More

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July 2018
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Efficiency of flubendazole-loaded mPEG-PCL nanoparticles: A promising formulation against the protoscoleces and cysts of Echinococcus granulosus.

Acta Trop 2018 Nov 9;187:190-200. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Biological statistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.

None of the existing drugs can effectively treat the human cystic echinococcosis. This study aimed to improve the efficacy of flubendazole (FLBZ) against the protoscoleces and cysts of Echinococcus granulosus by preparing polymeric FLBZ-loaded methoxy polyethylene glycol-polycaprolactone (mPEG-PCL) nanoparticles. The protoscoleces and microcysts were treated with FLBZ-loaded mPEG-PCL nanoparticles (FLBZ-loaded nanoparticles) and free FLBZ at the final concentrations of 1, 5, and 10 μg/mL for 27 and 14 days, respectively. Read More

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November 2018
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Distinguishing neurocysticercosis epilepsy from epilepsy of unknown etiology using a minimal serum mass profiling platform.

Exp Parasitol 2018 Sep 8;192:98-107. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma HSC, Oklahoma City, 73104, USA. Electronic address:

Neurocysticercosis is associated with epilepsy in pig-raising communities with poor sanitation. Current internationally recognized diagnostic guidelines for neurocysticercosis rely on brain imaging, a technology that is frequently not available or not accessible in areas endemic for neurocysticercosis. Minimally invasive and low-cost aids for diagnosing neurocysticercosis epilepsy could improve treatment of neurocysticercosis. Read More

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September 2018
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Hydatid cyst of the neck mimicking a branchial cleft cyst.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Aug 9;2018. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Medical Imaging Research Center, Radiology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Here we report a rare case of primary hydatid cyst with involvement of soft tissue of the neck in a child. A 4-year-old girl presented with gradual swelling of the right side of her neck over a period of several months. The lump was fairly soft and painless with no significant inflammation. Read More

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August 2018
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Estimating the prevalence of Echinococcus in domestic dogs in highly endemic for echinococcosis.

Infect Dis Poverty 2018 Aug 9;7(1):77. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

The Human Pathology and Immunology Department, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly endemic in Xiji County of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in China where the control campaign based on dog de-worming with praziquantel has been undertaken over preceding decades. This study is to determine the current prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis in domestic dogs and monitor the echinococcosis transmission dynamics. Read More

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August 2018
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Development of recombinant goatpox virus expressing Echinococcus granulosus EG95 vaccine antigen.

J Virol Methods 2018 11 4;261:28-33. Epub 2018 Aug 4.

OIE Reference Laboratory for Peste des Petits Ruminants, National Research Center for Exotic Animal Diseases, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, No.369 Nanjing Road, Qingdao, Shandong 266032, China. Electronic address:

Goatpox disease and cystic hydatidosis may be simultaneously endemic in a given area. Their pathogens are goatpox virus (GPV) and Echinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus), respectively. Read More

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November 2018
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Isolated cardiac hydatid cyst mimicking myocardial ischaemia in a female patient.

Cardiol Young 2018 Oct 7;28(10):1160-1161. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

2Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center,Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery,Turkish Republic Ministry of Health,İstanbul,Turkey.

Hydatid disease is a zoonotic parasitic infection endemic in livestock-raising countries. Isolated cardiac hydatid cyst is a very rare disease, and chest pain, palpitations, cough, and dyspnoea are the most common presenting symptoms. Here a case of isolated cardiac hydatid cyst in a female patient with chest pain and electrocardiographic changes mimicking myocardial ischaemia is presented. Read More

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October 2018
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Investigation of the Applicability of a Rapid Diagnosis Test in the Diagnosis of Cystic Echinococcosis

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 06;42(2):118-121

Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye.

Objective: Echinococcus granulosus, the etiological agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in humans and livestock, is a widely distributed zoonotic pathogen tapeworm. The infection is transmitted to humans by the ingestion of E. granulosus eggs released in the feces of definitive hosts such as dogs. Read More

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June 2018
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A systematic review on modelling approaches for economic losses studies caused by parasites and their associated diseases in cattle.

Parasitology 2018 Aug 2:1-13. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Laboratoire de Parasitologie,École Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire, Univ. Manouba,2020 Sidi Thabet,Tunisia.

Parasites reside inside or outside their hosts and get host nutrition and blood. Here, we have emphasized economic losses in cattle caused by parasitic diseases due to ecto- and endo- parasites (flies, ticks, mites and helminths). We have outlined different methods/models including economic evaluation techniques and dynamic analysis as a major class, used for the calculation of economic losses caused by parasites in cattle. Read More

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August 2018
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Early stages of infection of three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus.

J Fish Dis 2018 Nov 1;41(11):1701-1708. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.

Parasitic helminths have evolved strategies to evade their host's immune systems. Particularly, the early time of interactions between helminths and their hosts might be decisive for their infection success. We used the cestode Schistocephalus solidus, and its highly specific second intermediate host, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) to investigate parasite infection and host cellular immune responses starting 1 day postexposure (dpe). Read More

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November 2018

Multiple zoonotic helminth infections in domestic dogs in a rural area of Khuzestan Province in Iran.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Jul 25;14(1):224. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Background: Echinococcosis and toxocarosis caused by the genus of Echinococcus and Toxocara spp. are among important helminthic diseases worldwide. Limited data on the prevalence of these parasites persuaded us to determine the prevalence of E. Read More

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July 2018
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Could beta-myrcene be an alternative to albendazole for the treatment of experimental cystic echinococcosis?

Acta Trop 2018 Nov 21;187:5-12. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Laboratorio de Zoonosis Parasitarias, Instituto de Investigaciones en Producción, Sanidad y Ambiente (IIPROSAM), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3250, 7600, Mar del Plata, Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina. Electronic address:

Echinococcus granulosus causes hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis in humans and livestock. In humans, this disease can be managed with surgery, percutaneous treatment, chemotherapy and/or observation. The chemotherapeutic agents used and approved for treatment of hydatidosis are benzimidazoles. Read More

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November 2018
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Molecular characterization of triosephosphate isomerase from Echinococcus granulosus.

Parasitol Res 2018 Oct 20;117(10):3169-3176. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis that can be caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus; this disease occurs worldwide and is highly endemic in China. E. granulosus can produce energy by glycolysis as well as both aerobic and anaerobic respirations. Read More

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October 2018
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Pancreatic hydatid cyst as an incidental finding.

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2018 Apr-Jun;81(2):336-337

Department of General Surgery, Medical School of Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

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September 2018

Ultrastructural, cytochemistry and electron tomography analysis of Caryophyllaeides fennica (Schneider, 1902) (Cestoda: Lytocestidae) reveals novel spermatology characteristics in the Eucestoda.

Parasitol Res 2018 Oct 18;117(10):3091-3102. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Spermatozoon formation in Caryophyllaeides fennica (Schneider, 1902) is characterised by the following: (1) apical electron-dense material in the zone of differentiation, (2) typical striated roots situated unconventionally in opposite directions in early stages of spermiogenesis, (3) intercentriolar body composed of three electron-dense and two electron-lucent plates, (4) free flagellum and a flagellar bud that correspond to a greatly reduced flagellum and (5) rotation of free flagellum and a flagellar bud to the median cytoplasmic process at 90°. The development of two flagella of significantly unequal length clearly supports a derived form of spermiogenesis in the Caryophyllidea. New for cestodes is a finding of two additional striated roots situated opposite each other, in conjunction with both the flagellar bud and free flagellum. Read More

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October 2018
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Epidemiology of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Diphyllobothriasis, Japan, 2001-2016.

Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Aug;24(8)

We report 958 cases of cestodiasis occurring in Japan during 2001-2016. The predominant pathogen was Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense tapeworm (n = 825), which caused 86.1% of all cases. Read More

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August 2018
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The proangiogenic role of polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus.

Biosci Trends 2018 ;12(3):338-341

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Tropical Diseases Research, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Science and Technology, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health.

The aim of this study was to first evaluate the proangiogenic activity of polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC) in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus. PMN-MDSCs derived from experimentally infected mice were collected and cultured in vitro, and their effect on angiogenesis was investigated using a human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) tube-formation assay stimulated with the supernatant by microscope and the Angiogenesis module of the software NIH Image J. In addition, the expression levels of several functional factors related to proangiogenic activity were analyzed. Read More

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October 2018
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Collecting duct carcinoma kidney masquerading as hydatid cyst: A rare case report and review of literature.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018 Jul-Sep;61(3):410-413

Department of Pathology, M. L. N. Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Cystic renal masses pose diagnostic challenge especially when they belong to Bosniak Type II and III. Septal and nodular enhancement on computed tomography (CT) is the strongest predictor of malignant process. A unilocular cyst with a calcified rim or a multilocular cystic lesion with heterogeneity on CT goes in favor of hydatid disease. Read More

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November 2018
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Childhood suffering: hyper endemic echinococcosis in Qinghai-Tibetan primary school students, China.

Infect Dis Poverty 2018 Jul 12;7(1):71. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Qinghai Institute for Endemic Disease Prevention and Control, Xining, 811602, Qinghai Province, China.

Background: As part of an ongoing program that aims to use early detection and timely treatment to improve the control of echinococcosis, especially in younger age groups, we undertook a series of active surveys among Qinghai-Tibetan children in the Qinghai Province of Northwestern China in 2011 and 2012. The significant outcomes that resulted from this study emphasize the need to draw attention to echinococcosis, both alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE), so that policy development is promoted and suitable avenues for control are identified in the highly endemic areas on the Tibetan Plateau.

Methods: A total of 19 629 primary school students, aged 6-18 years, with a dominant Tibetan background underwent abdominal ultrasound examination, and 86. Read More

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Infections of Intestinal Helminth at Two Species of Field Mice, Apodemus agrarius and A. Peninsulae, in Gangwondo and Chungcheongnam-do, Korea.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Jun 30;56(3):301-304. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Department of Medical Science, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon 35015, Korea.

Rodents are important reservoirs of diseases affecting people and livestock, and are major sources of parasite contamination of agricultural products. We surveyed the infection status of intestinal helminths in 2 species of field mice, Apodemus agrarius and A. peninsulae, captured in the agricultural fields of Gangwon-do and Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. Read More

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Differential Diagnosis of Human Sparganosis Using Multiplex PCR.

Korean J Parasitol 2018 Jun 30;56(3):295-300. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Department of Parasitology, Parasite Research Center and Parasite Resource Bank, Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Cheongju 28644, Korea.

Human sparganosis was diagnosed by morphological and genetic analyses in Korea. The complete mitochondrial genomes of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei and S. decipiens isolated in Korea have been recorded. Read More

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June 2018
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Vertebral Hydatidosis.

N Engl J Med 2018 Jul;379(2):e5

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, Dijon, France

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July 2018
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