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Improving the specific diagnosis of trematode, cestode and nematode infections by a multiplex single-tube real-time PCR assay.

J Clin Pathol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Aims: Helminth infections are becoming uncommon in high-income countries and laboratory staff may lose expertise in their morphological identification, especially in histological sections where speciation of helminths is challenging. Commercially available molecular diagnostic panels for faecal specimens only offer tests for protozoa but not helminths. We aim to improve the identification accuracy of helminths using a multiplex PCR assay. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2018-205590DOI Listing
April 2019
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Comparative molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of cerebral and non-cerebral coenurosis in Indian goats.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2019 Jan 22;15:100266. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Division of Animal Health, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, P.O. Farah, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122, India.

Coenurus cerebralis is the larval stage of Taenia multiceps, which infects the muscles and brain of goats and, to a lesser extent, sheep. The resulting cerebral and non-cerebral infections caused by the larval form (metacestode) of this cestode are commonly known as coenurosis. A weak emaciated carcass of five months old female goat, on necropsy, revealed numerous parasitic cysts (n = 56, grossly visible) in the visceral cavity including heart, diaphragm, thoracic cavity, abdominal cavity and pelvic inlet. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2019.100266DOI Listing
January 2019
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Gastrointestinal helminths of backyard chickens in selected areas of West Shoa Zone Central, Ethiopia.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2019 Jan 23;15:100265. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, Ambo University, P. O. Box 19, Ambo, Ethiopia.

Gastrointestinal parasites of chickens are prevalent in many parts of the world including Ethiopia. This study was conducted with backyard chickens in Ambo, Holeta and, Dire Inchini in the West Shoa zone with the objectives of estimating the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infections, identifying the species present and determining associated risk factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted using 252 chickens purchased from local markets. Read More

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January 2019
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Disseminated Cysticercosis.

N Engl J Med 2019 Mar;380(13):1267

ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, India

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1810953DOI Listing
March 2019
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Gastrointestinal Helminth Parasites of Chicken under Different Management System in Mekelle Town, Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

J Vet Med 2019 11;2019:1307582. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Veterinary Drug and Feed Administration and Control Authority, P.O. Box 1776, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

The poultry industry is an infant but fast growing sector in Ethiopia. However, it is largely dependent on local chicken managed under backyard production system. The sector is facing different challenges, mainly emanated from prevalence of infectious diseases such as helminth parasite species. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1307582DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388340PMC
February 2019

Transhepatic-intrahepatic branches of the portal vein catheterization for ex vivo liver resection and autotransplantation: Two case reports of novel approach to perfuse the liver.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(11):e14706

Department of Liver Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China.

Rationale: There has been increased use of ex vivo liver resection and autotransplantation (ERAT) for treatment of end-stage hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE). Rapid perfusion of the autograft in bench resection is always required to reduce the warm ischemia time (WIT) and to protect the function of the remnant liver. Nevertheless, the severe invasion of the portal hepatis sometimes makes it impossible to find a usable inflow rapidly and the process of perfusion could be delayed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014706DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6426561PMC
March 2019
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In vitro model of postoncosphere development, and in vivo infection abilities of Taenia solium and Taenia saginata.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 03 14;13(3):e0007261. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Department of Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

Taenia solium is known to cause human cysticercosis while T. saginata does not. Comparative in vitro and in vivo studies on the oncosphere and the postoncospheral (PO) forms of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007261DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6435196PMC
March 2019
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Molecular characterisation and expression analysis of two heat-shock proteins in Taenia multiceps.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 12;12(1):93. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University, Wenjiang, 611130, China.

Background: Taenia multiceps is a harmful tapeworm and its larval form (coenurus cerebralis) is the causative agent of coenurosis, a disease affecting the health of herbivores, resulting in great economic loss to animal husbandry. Heat-shock proteins (HSPs), expressed in all prokaryotes and eukaryotes, act as molecular chaperones and can affect pathogenicity.

Methods: Herein, cDNAs of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3352-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417115PMC

In vitro evaluation on the scolicidal effect of Myrtus communis L. and Tripleurospermum disciforme L. methanolic extracts.

Exp Parasitol 2019 Apr 9;199:111-115. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Research Center for Hydatid Disease in Iran, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Electronic address:

Hydatid disease, a zoonotic disease, is still endemic in many developing countries that is caused by the metacestode of Echinococcus (E.) granulosus. Surgical management is one of the best choices for the treatment of the hydatidosis and using effective scolicidal agents during hydatid surgery is essential to prevent the secondary infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2019.03.002DOI Listing
April 2019
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Sheep enteric cestodes and their influence on clinical indicators used in targeted selective treatments against gastrointestinal nematodes.

Onderstepoort J Vet Res 2019 Feb 28;86(1):e1-e3. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Institute of Veterinary Sciences and Agronomic Sciences, University of Batna 1.

Clinical indicators such as diarrhoea (DISCO) or anaemia (FAMACHA©) are used as a measure for targeted selective treatments against gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN). Enteric cestodes such as Moniezia may interfere directly with DISCO or indirectly with the FAMACHA© score. We investigated 821 Ouled Djellal rams naturally infected in a steppe environment (GIN alone, cestodes alone, GIN and cestodes) or not. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v86i1.1648DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407454PMC
February 2019
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Professor Seung-Yull Cho (1943-2019).

Authors:
Yoon Kong

Korean J Parasitol 2019 Feb 26;57(1):77-78. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Molecular Parasitology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon 16419, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2019.57.1.77DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409226PMC
February 2019
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Multi-Epitope Fusion Protein Eg mefAg-1 as a Serodiagnostic Candidate for Cystic Echinococcosis in Sheep.

Korean J Parasitol 2019 Feb 26;57(1):61-67. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730046, China.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) in sheep is a hazardous zoonotic parasitic disease that is caused by Echinococcus granulosus (Eg). At present, serological test is an important diagnostic method for Eg infection in domestic animals. Here, a fusion protein Eg mefAg-1 harboring 8 dominant B-cell epitopes of Eg such as antigen B, tetraspanin 1, tetraspanin 6, reticulon and Eg95 was produced in E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2019.57.1.61DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409221PMC
February 2019
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Case 1: New-Onset Seizures in a 16-year-old Girl Recently Emigrated from Africa.

Pediatr Rev 2019 Mar 1;40(3):138-141. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/pir.2017-0252DOI Listing
March 2019
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Endoscopic Management of Fourth Ventricle Neurocysticercosis: Description of the New Technique in a Case Series of 5 Cases and Review of the Literature.

World Neurosurg 2019 Feb 26;122:e647-e654. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: Around 7%-33% of cases of neurocysticercosis (NCC) have intraventricular involvement, and the fourth ventricle is the most frequent site. Medical management and various surgical approaches have been described for treating this disease. The objective of this study was to describe technical modification for endoscopic fourth ventricular NCC removal in a series of 5 cases. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183241
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.117DOI Listing
February 2019
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Doughnut sign of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis on FDG PET/CT: Clinical case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Feb;98(8):e14561

Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Rationale: A characteristic metabolic finding of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) correlates with morphologic features on CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Patient Concerns: A young man from an endemic area was admitted to our hospital due to right upper quadrant pain for 2 months.

Diagnosis: CT and MRI revealed a heterogeneous mass with calcification, consisting of central necrosis and peripheral solid inflammatory tissues. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014561DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6408036PMC
February 2019
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Intracoronary Hydatid Cyst Resulted in Coronary Artery Disease in a Young Patient.

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan-Feb;34(1):107-110

Departament Cardiovascular Surgery, Doktor Siyami Ersek Gogus Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi Ringgold Standard Institution, Istanbul, Turkey.

Among all cystic echinococcosis cases, only 0.5%-2% exhibit a cardiac involvement. Only 10% of these become symptomatic. Read More

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http://www.bjcvs.org/pdfRBCCV/v34n1a20.pdf
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21470/1678-9741-2018-0033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385834PMC
March 2019
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Implementation of a practical and effective pilot intervention against transmission of Taenia solium by pigs in the Banke district of Nepal.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 02 25;13(2):e0006838. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Veterinary Clinical Centre, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Werribee Victoria, Australia.

Taenia solium is a zoonotic cestode parasite which causes human neurocysticercosis. Pigs transmit the parasite by acting as the intermediate host. An intervention was implemented to control transmission of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006838DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6405169PMC
February 2019
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Stepwise approach for the control and eventual elimination of Taenia solium as a public health problem.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 21;19(1):182. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK-1870, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Background: Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis is a public health and agricultural problem, especially in low-income countries, and has been ranked the top foodborne parasitic hazard globally. In 2012, the World Health Organization published a roadmap that called for a validated strategy for T. solium control and elimination by 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3812-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383216PMC
February 2019

Osseous cystic echinococcosis: A case series study at a referral unit in Spain.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 02 19;13(2):e0007006. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

National Referral Unit of Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases Department, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, IRICYS, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is present in all continents, except for the Antarctica. Characteristically, CE lesions are found in the liver and the lungs, but virtually any part of the body may be affected (the spleen, kidneys, heart, central nervous system, bones, among others). It is estimated that the incidence of bone involvement in CE is 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396934PMC
February 2019
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Albendazole-lipid nanocapsules: Optimization, characterization and chemoprophylactic efficacy in mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus.

Exp Parasitol 2019 Mar 12;198:79-86. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Unidad de Investigación y Desarrollo en Tecnología Farmacéutica, UNITEFA-CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000, HUA-Córdoba, Argentina; Departamento de Ciencias Farmacéuticas, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, 5000, HUA-Córdoba, Argentina. Electronic address:

Cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is caused during the metacestode larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, is a life-threatening disease and is very difficult to treat. At present, the FDA-approved antihelmintic drugs are mebendazole (MBZ), albendazole (ABZ) and its principal metabolite ABZ sulfoxide (ABZSO), but as these have a therapeutic efficacy over 50%, underlining the need for new drug delivery systems. The aim of this work was the optimization and characterization of previously developed ABZ lipid nanocapsules (ABZ-LNCs) and evaluate their efficacy in mice infected with E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2019.02.002DOI Listing
March 2019
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A quantitative risk assessment for human Taenia solium exposure from home slaughtered pigs in European countries.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Feb 12;12(1):82. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Center for Infectious Disease Control, P.O. Box 1, 3720, BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Background: Taenia solium, a zoonotic tapeworm, is responsible for about a third of all preventable epilepsy human cases in endemic regions. In Europe, adequate biosecurity of pig housing and meat inspection practices have decreased the incidence of T. solium taeniosis and cysticercosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3320-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371533PMC
February 2019

Prevalence of Toxoplasma and Echinococcus IgG antibodies in slaughterhouse workers, a serosurvey in Northeast Iran

Ann Parasitol 2018;64(4):391–397

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Azadi Square, 9177948564 Mashhad, Iran

Cystic echinococcosis and toxoplasmosis are two human parasitic diseases. Butchers and slaughterhouse workers are in close contact with body fluids and tissues of ruminants. To investigate the prevalence of Toxoplasma and Echinococcus IgG antibodies in slaughterhouse workers in Northeast of Iran, Mashhad, 2016. Read More

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April 2019
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Survival of Taenia saginata eggs under different environmental conditions.

Vet Parasitol 2019 Feb 14;266:88-95. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Pathobiology, Department of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Grønnegårdsvej 15, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. Electronic address:

This study aimed to assess in vitro the transmission potential of T. saginata eggs stored in different media at various temperatures, and to optimize recovery, hatching and activation methods. A total of 42 freshwater and 42 silt samples were spiked with 100 μl of a T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.12.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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A co-infection case report of Taenia saginata in a patient with subclinical clonorchiasis confirmed by the combination of diagnostic tools.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 6;19(1):115. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Background: Clonorchiasis is the common parasitic infection in the general population of the Republic of Korea, however, taeniasis is scarcely reported recently. Here, we describe a case of co-infection with the cestode T. saginata in a patient with subclinical clonorchiasis diagnosed by a combination of diagnostic tools in Korea. Read More

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https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s128
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3758-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364428PMC
February 2019
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Molecular determination of suspected alveolar echinococcosis requiring surgical treatment in human cases from Poland

Ann Parasitol 2018;64(4):339-342

Department of Medical Biology, Medical University of Warsaw, ul. Nowogrodzka 73, 02-018 Warsaw, Poland

In this study five cases of suspected alveolar echinococcosis from Poland in which surgical treatment was needed, previously diagnosed by means of imaging and serological techniques, were analyzed in terms to identify the causative agent. Samples of the parasite tissues taken perioperatively from the liver lesions were used for the histopathological and molecular examinations. The sequences of all isolates were identical to Echinococcus multilocularis; all nad1 sequences have been deposited in GenBank The histopathological examination revealed Passpositive fragments of laminated layers typical for E. Read More

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April 2019
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Genotyping of human cystic echinococcosis in northeastern Iran

Ann Parasitol 2018;64(4):323-329

Thoracic Surgery, Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a human public health problem in northeast of Iran and there is limited information regarding the genotypes of Echinococcus granulosus senso lato (s.l.) in human in this region. Read More

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April 2019
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Evaluation of direct costs associated with alveolar and cystic echinococcosis in Austria.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 31;13(1):e0007110. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Tropical Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine & I. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a globally occurring zoonosis, whereas alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is endemic only in certain parts of the Northern Hemisphere. The socioeconomic impact of human echinococcosis has been shown to be considerable in highly endemic regions. However, detailed data on direct healthcare-related costs associated with CE and AE are scarce for high income countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354963PMC
January 2019
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The role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Feb;98(5):e14325

Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

To evaluate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) compared with ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE).Thirty-one patients with 43 hepatic AE lesions between January 2010 and September 2017 were included in the study. All lesions which were histopathologically proven to be hepatic AE were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014325DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380766PMC
February 2019
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Community perception and knowledge of cystic echinococcosis in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):118. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Virology, Parasitology, and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE), a neglected zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus, remains a public health issue in many developing countries that practice extensive sheep breeding. Control of CE is difficult and requires a community-based integrated approach. We assessed the communities' knowledge and perception of CE, its animal hosts, and its control in a CE endemic area of the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6372-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350308PMC
January 2019
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Urinary incontinence associated with Mesocestoides vogae infection in a dog.

Parasitol Res 2019 Mar 26;118(3):1039-1044. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, P.O. Box 12, 76100, Rehovot, Israel.

Peritoneal larval cestodiasis caused by Mesocestoides spp. is a rare infection in dogs. A 6-year-old female dog was presented for veterinary care with urinary incontinence which started 1 year earlier. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06216-xDOI Listing
March 2019
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Evaluation of cross-reactivity to Taenia hydatigena and Echinococcus granulosus in the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Jan 24;12(1):57. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Center for Global Health Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru.

Background: Taenia solium is an important zoonotic parasite that infects humans as definitive host (taeniasis) and pigs as intermediate host (cysticercosis). Serological diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis is limited to antigen detection using ELISA, which is known to cross-react with other Taenia species, and antibody detection using the lentil-lectin glycoprotein enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (LLGP EITB), which has not been adequately evaluated for cross-reactivity to other parasites. Field studies suggest that the GP50 diagnostic band of the LLGP EITB may cross-react to Taenia hydatigena, a common non-zoonotic parasitic infection of pigs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3279-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346519PMC
January 2019
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Estimating the association between being seropositive for cysticercosis and the prevalence of epilepsy and severe chronic headaches in 60 villages of rural Burkina Faso.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 24;13(1):e0007101. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Souro SANOU, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

Background: Individuals diagnosed with neurocysticercosis often present with epilepsy and sometimes with progressively worsening severe chronic headaches (WSCH). While cross-sectional associations between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and epilepsy have been reported, few large scale studies have been conducted in West Africa and none have measured the association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and headaches. This study aimed at filling these knowledge gaps by estimating the strength of the cross-sectional association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and the prevalence of epilepsy and WSCH in 60 villages of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007101DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345432PMC
January 2019
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[Postpartal clinically apparent alveolar echinococcosis in a female dog].

Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2018 Dec 18;46(6):403-409. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

The lifecycle of the fox tapeworm comprises primarily red foxes (definitive hosts) and small rodents (intermediate hosts). Dogs can additionally be definitive hosts and in rare cases they act as accidental or dead-end host species by developing alveolar echinococcosis (AE) primarily in the liver. This report describes a clinically apparent AE that appeared 5 weeks postpartum in a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1677405DOI Listing
December 2018
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The impact of imperfect screening tools on measuring the prevalence of epilepsy and headaches in Burkina Faso.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 17;13(1):e0007109. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America.

Background: Epilepsy and progressively worsening severe chronic headaches (WSCH) are the two most common clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, a form of cysticercosis. Most community-based studies in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) use a two-step approach (questionnaire and confirmation) to estimate the prevalence of these neurological disorders and neurocysticercosis. Few validate the questionnaire in the field or account for the imperfect nature of the screening questionnaire and the fact that only those who screen positive have the opportunity to be confirmed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6353216PMC
January 2019
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The Tunnel Sign Revisited: A Novel Observation of Cerebral Melioidosis Mimicking Sparganosis.

J Radiol Case Rep 2018 Aug 31;12(8):1-11. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital, Singapore.

The tunnel sign has been described as a specific feature of cerebral sparganosis. We present a case of a 55-year-old gentleman found to have cerebral melioidosis and with initial imaging mimicking the appearance of sparganosis. This suggests that the tunnel sign in brain abscesses may be specific for infection by Burkholderia Pseudomallei, Spirometra Mansoni or Listeria Monocytogenes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v12i8.3441DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6312124PMC
August 2018
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Follow-up study of high-dose praziquantel therapy for cerebral sparganosis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 14;13(1):e0007018. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Radiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Background: Cerebral sparganosis is the most serious complication of human sparganosis. Currently, there is no standard for the treatment of inoperable patients. Conventional-dose praziquantel therapy is the most reported treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331082PMC
January 2019
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Severe chest allodynia as an unusual first presentation of hydatid disease: a case report.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 9;19(1):37. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Division of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, POIT Department, San Camillo Hospital - "Lazzaro Spallanzani" National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI)-IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide zoonosis and the liver is the most commonly affected organ. Clinical manifestations range from completely asymptomatic cysts to a potential lethal cyst rupture and anaphylaxis.

Case Presentation: Severe chest allodynia was an unusual clinical presentation of hepatic cyst rupture in the retroperitoneal space, without any other specific symptoms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327474PMC
January 2019
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The anthelmintic drug praziquantel promotes human Tr1 differentiation.

Immunol Cell Biol 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

The MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, Edinburgh Centre for MS research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Praziquantel (PZQ) is an anthelminthic human and veterinary drug used to treat trematode and cestode worms. Changes in immune responses have been demonstrated in humans following curative PZQ treatment of schistosome infections. These changes have been attributed to the removal of immunosupressive worms and immune responses to parasite antigens exposed from dying worms. Read More

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January 2019
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Psychological burden and resilience factors in patients with Alveolar Echinococcosis - A cross-sectional study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 7;13(1):e0007082. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a parasitic zoonosis resembling malignancy due to its clinically silent infiltrative growth, predominately in the liver. The comorbid psychological burden and fear of disease progression in AE patients have hardly been examined to date. The aim of this study was to evaluate depression, anxiety, quality of life, and fear of disease progression in AE patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336346PMC
January 2019
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A 5-year-old boy with a chronic cough caused by Echinococcus granulosus.

Lancet 2019 01;393(10166):74

Hospital for General Paediatrics and Neonatology, Saarland University, Homburg, Germany.

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January 2019
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Differentiation between hepatic cystic echinococcosis types 1 and simple hepatic cysts: A retrospective analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(1):e13731

Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Echinococcosis, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

This study aims to evaluate the clinic value of ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and serological testing in the differentiation between hepatic Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) types 1 and simple hepatic cysts.Totally 50 patients with CE Types 1 and 50 patients with simple hepatic cysts were included. All patients examined by ultrasound, CT and serological testing respectively. Read More

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January 2019
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[Advances in research on echinococcus shiquicus tapeworm].

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Jan;53(1):112-117

Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Zoonoses of Agriculture Ministry, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou 730046, China.

Echinococcosis is an age-old disease that causes serious damage to the animal husbandry and the human health perennially. As a newly discovered species of has the potential public health significance and could be a potential parasitic zoonosis. In this review, its etiology, life cycle, epidemiology, detection and diagnoses, public health etc. Read More

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January 2019
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Expression and purification of truncated recombinant B8/1 protein of Echinococcus granulosus for diagnosis of hydatid infection in human.

Acta Trop 2019 Mar 29;191:139-145. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Parasitology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

Hydatidosis is one of the most important diseases common between animals and human beings. Caused by Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm, the disease has a global epidemic. The serological diagnostic tests that are now utilized to confirm the imaging approaches have some drawbacks such as low sensitivity and cross-reaction with the serum of the patients infected with other parasites. Read More

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March 2019
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A SURVEY OF GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES OF WILD AND ORPHAN GREATER ONE-HORNED RHINO ( RHINOCEROS UNICORNIS) IN KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, ASSAM, INDIA.

J Zoo Wildl Med 2018 Dec;49(4):1051-1053

Wild greater one-horned rhinos ( Rhinoceros unicornis), orphaned juveniles in human care, and orphaned calves from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India were surveyed coprologically for gastrointestinal parasites. Parasite infections were present in 100% of wild rhino samples, 96% of orphaned juvenile samples, and 27% of orphaned calf samples. In wild rhino, observed parasite ova were primarily of trematodes Paramphistomum sp. Read More

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December 2018

Staged management of a giant cardiac hydatid cyst: a case report.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 27;18(1):694. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, School of Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Background: We report on a 21-year-old patient with a giant symptomatic hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum, to whom a staged management approach was employed. Induction medical therapy led to a reduction in the size of the cyst, which was then completely removed via surgical excision.

Case Presentation: A 21-year-old male Caucasian, with main complaints of fatigue and palpitations, was referred to our Centre due to a cystic formation in his left ventricle. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307286PMC
December 2018
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Analysis of Immune Responses in Mice Orally Immunized with Recombinant pMG36e-SP-TSOL18/ and pMG36e-TSOL18/ Vaccines of .

J Immunol Res 2018 18;2018:9262631. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Parasitology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China.

Cysticercosis is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasitic disease infected by larval of (). Several drugs for the treatment of cysticercosis, such as praziquantel, albendazole, and mebendazole, have certain toxicity and side effects. Considering that there is no vaccine available, we studied a new vaccine for cysticercosis in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276433PMC
February 2019
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Pilot field trial of the EG95 vaccine against ovine cystic echinococcosis in Rio Negro, Argentina: 8 years of work.

Acta Trop 2019 Mar 18;191:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

University of Melbourne, Veterinary Clinical Centre, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030, Australia.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is endemic in the Rio Negro province of Argentina. After 30 years of control using praziquantel in dogs the transmission rate to humans and sheep has decreased significantly, however transmission persists. The objective of the study was to assess the inclusion of the EG95 for sheep in the control program and to determine the vaccine's operative feasibility in field conditions. Read More

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March 2019
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Epidemiology of taeniosis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis in Iran: A systematic review.

Zoonoses Public Health 2019 02 21;66(1):140-154. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Community and Public Health, Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: The aim of this review was to establish the current epidemiology of taeniosis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis among humans and animals in Iran by carrying out a comprehensive assessment of published articles reporting on these foodborne zoonotic diseases across the country.

Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guideline was used in the search for relevant published articles reporting on cysticercosis, taeniosis and trichinellosis in Iran using a number of appropriate key words. The search was conducted through PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, SpringerLink, SCOPUS, WHOLIS, FAO and CDC. Read More

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February 2019
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Development of reverse genetics system for small ruminant morbillivirus: Rescuing recombinant virus to express Echinococcus granulosus EG95 antigen.

Virus Res 2019 02 14;261:50-55. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

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:

Peste des petits ruminants and cystic hydatidosis may be simultaneously endemic in a given area. Their pathogens are small ruminant morbillivirus (SRMV) and Echinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus), respectively. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of praziquantel to control platyhelminth parasites of fish.

J Vet Pharmacol Ther 2019 Mar 16;42(2):139-153. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

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

Fish are common definitive and intermediate hosts for a variety of parasitic flatworms. In unstressed wild populations, parasitic infections often go unnoticed and are perceived to represent a lesser threat to fish health. In contrast, platyhelminth parasitism of captive fish often results in decreased weight gain and increased mortality which often necessitates chemotherapeutic treatment. Read More

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