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Moving Enterobius larvae inside their eggs.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Labnet laboratories, Thessaloniki, Greece; Laboratory of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2019.04.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Reply to "Enterobius Vermicularis: Uncommon Clinical Presentations".

Arch Iran Med 2019 Feb 1;22(2):106. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Sfax Medical School, Sfax, Tunisia.

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February 2019

Enterobius vermicularis: Uncommon Clinical Presentations.

Arch Iran Med 2019 Feb 1;22(2):104-105. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Adjunct-professor, Internal Medicine Department of Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University, Brasília-DF, Brazil.

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February 2019

Should monkeys wash their hands and feet: A pilot-study on sources of zoonotic parasite exposure.

One Health 2019 Jun 16;7:100088. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

One Health Center for Zoonoses and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 334, Basseterre, St.Kitts and Nevis.

Human exposure to zoonotic parasites via contaminated soil is a much studied area. Less research has been performed on exposure via contact with animals and surfaces such as picnic tables with which infected animals might be in contact. On St. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2019.100088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434333PMC

Implications of soils around domestic water points in the spread of intestinal parasites in the city of Yaounde (Cameroon).

J Water Health 2019 Apr;17(2):318-328

Laboratory of Hydrobiology and Environment, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P.O box, 812 Yaounde, Cameroun E-mail:

To determine the role of soils in dissemination of enteric protozoan cysts and intestinal eggs and/or larvae of helminths, a study was carried out on muddy soils around springs and wells of six districts in Yaounde, Cameroon from February to July 2015. Protozoan cysts and helminth eggs and larvae were observed microscopically after concentration by standard scientific methods. Flagellated enteric protozoa cysts were detected at an average density of 245 ± 145 cysts/L for Giardia intestinalis, 308 ±190 cysts/L for Chilomastix mesnili, 105 ± 106 cysts/L for Enteromonas hominis and 96 ± 118 cysts/L for Retortamonas intestinalis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wh.2018.159DOI Listing
April 2019
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Prevalence, Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analyses of the Rabbit Pinworm, Passalurus ambiguus Rudolphi 1819, in the Domestic Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Electron Microscopy Unit, Central Laboratory, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Passalurus ambiguus, a pinworm nematode parasite, infects domestic and wild rabbits, hares, and rodents worldwide.

Materials And Methods: The current parasitological study was performed during January-December 2016, to investigate helminth parasites infecting the domestic rabbit species Oryctolagus cuniculus at the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Results: Of the twenty rabbit specimens examined for gastrointestinal nematodes, 75% were infected with adult oxyurid species, which were morphologically characterized using light and scanning electron microscopy studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11686-019-00047-7DOI Listing

Findings in Appendectomies with Infection: Pinworm Is Not A Cause of Appendicitis

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2019 Mar;43(1):21-25

Adıyaman University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Adıyaman, Turkey

Objective: To evaluate the histopathological findings in appendectomy materials with infection.

Methods: Appendectomy materials with infection of 24 cases were evaluated for the presence of acute inflammation, congestion, hemorrhage, perforation, lymphoid hyperplasia (LH), necrosis, granuloma, fecalith, obliteration, hyalinization, eosinophilic infiltration and mucosal architectural distortion.

Results: The frequency of among 3222 appendectomies that were scanned for the study was 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/tpd.galenos.2019.6177DOI Listing
March 2019
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Enteroparasitism and Risk Factors Associated with Clinical Manifestations in Children and Adults of Jalisco State in Western Mexico.

Osong Public Health Res Perspect 2019 Feb;10(1):39-48

Department of Medical Sciences and Life, University Center of the Cienega, University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with intestinal parasites in the population of San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Methods: A total of 277 samples from 104 participants were analysed using direct smear, flotation, formaldehyde/ethyl acetate, and modified Kinyoun's acid-fast stain methods. The Graham method was applied only for samples from children under 12 years of age for the diagnosis of

Results: The prevalence of parasite infections in the study population was 77. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2019.10.1.08DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396823PMC
February 2019
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[Clinical features of nephrotic syndrome accompanied by eosinophilia in children].

Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi 2019 Feb;21(2):165-167

Department of Nephrology, Tianjin Children's Hospital, Tianjin 300134, China.

Objective: To study the clinical features of nephrotic syndrome (NS) accompanied by eosinophilia in children.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings and treatment outcomes of 18 cases of eosinophilia (15 children, 3 of whom also had eosinophilia at the second recurrence) in children with NS.

Results: Of the 18 cases, 16 (89%) had mild eosinophilia, 1 (6%) had moderate eosinophilia, and 1 (6%) had severe eosinophilia. Read More

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February 2019
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Immunocompromised patients with pulmonary tuberculosis; a susceptible group to intestinal parasites.

Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2018 ;11(Suppl 1):S134-S139

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aim: To investigate the presence of intestinal parasites in tuberculosis patients who suffered from immunodeficiency disorders.

Background: Tuberculosis is an important infectious disease that is endemic in some regions of Iran. However, there is a coverage in the endemicity areas of this infection with intestinal parasites. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347986PMC
January 2018

Pathological changes in appendectomy specimens including the role of parasites: A retrospective study of 2400 cases of acute appendicitis.

Authors:
M Tayfur M G Balci

Niger J Clin Pract 2019 Feb;22(2):270-275

Department of Pathology, Erzincan University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey.

Background: Parasitic infestation of the appendix is uncommon. Parasitic infections can cause inflammation in the appendix and can imitate acute appendicitis clinically. Enterobius vermicularis and Taenia species are among the most common parasitic agents causing acute appendicitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/njcp.njcp_271_18DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Parasitic diseases].

MMW Fortschr Med 2019 02;161(2):51-57

beide Department of Tropical Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine & I. Department of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15006-019-0002-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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Enterobius vermicularis Appendiceal Colic.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

2 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children's National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia.

Enterobius vermicularis associated appendiceal colic and acute appendicitis are rarely encountered in the United States. The 9-year-old patient described in this case presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting consistent with acute appendicitis and was brought to the operating room for an appendectomy. Intraoperatively a pinworm, E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2018.0693DOI Listing
February 2019
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Detection of Enterobius vermicularis in greater Berlin, 2007-2017: seasonality and increased frequency of detection.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Apr 2;38(4):719-723. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

MVZ Labor 28, Mecklenburgische Str. 28, 14197, Berlin, Germany.

The pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) causes mostly mild infections characterised by nocturnal anal pruritus, mainly in children. Still, the infection is stigmatising and sleep disturbances may lead to lack of concentration. For Germany, no epidemiological data are available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10096-019-03495-1DOI Listing
April 2019
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Pinworms (Nematoda: Thelastomatoidea) from Insects Collected in Mississippi, USA, with description of a new species of Protrellus Cobb, 1920 from the Cockroach Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865 (Blattaria: Ectobiidae).

Authors:
Ramon A Carreno

Zootaxa 2018 Dec 14;4531(4):567-577. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Zoology, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio 43015, USA..

Thelastomatoid nematodes from the hindguts of several species of insects were collected in 4 localities in Mississippi, U.S.A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4531.4.7DOI Listing
December 2018
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Malaria and Geohelminthiasis Coinfections in Expectant Women: Effect on Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes in a Malaria Endemic Region in Kenya.

J Parasitol Res 2018 29;2018:2613484. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 62000, Nairobi, Kenya.

Geohelminthiasis and malaria coinfections in pregnancy are common in sub-Saharan Africa. The consequences of the disease combination on maternal health and birth outcomes are poorly understood. For a better understanding of this coinfection in expectant mothers, a cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the effect of the coinfection on maternal health and birth outcomes in expectant mothers in Bungoma County, Kenya. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2613484DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304650PMC
November 2018
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Frequency, associated factors and clinical symptoms of intestinal parasites among tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis groups in Iran: a comparative cross-sectional study.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Co-infection of human tuberculosis (TB) and intestinal parasites infections (IPIs) is a public health problem, especially in low- and middle-income countries. There is no data on this issue in Iran. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of IPIs among patients with TB in Iran. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try140DOI Listing
January 2019
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A pinworm's tale: The evolutionary history of .

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2019 Apr 2;8:25-32. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan.

is the only pinworm species known to infect strepsirrhine primates outside Africa, and the only pinworm species yet described in slow lorises. Here, we provided a detailed morphological comparison of female and male worms, and a first description of fourth-stage larvae collected from free-living slow lorises () in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Using mitochondrial and nuclear markers, we also reconstructed the species' phylogenetic relationship with other pinworms infecting primates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.11.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299129PMC

Dentostomella translucida (Gerbil Pinworm) Infection in Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones Unguiculatus) Schulz and Krepkorgorskaja, 1932.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Dec;42(4):290-293

Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye.

The popularity of Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) as pets as well as experimental animals is continuously increasing. Mongolian gerbils are the main natural hosts of the nematode Dentostomella translucida, also referred to as pinworm, threadworm, or seatworm. D. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tpd.2018.6032DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Assessment of ability of professionals in parasitic disease control and prevention techniques in China, 2017].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2018 Oct;30(5):518-522

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Key Laboratory of Parasites and Vector Biology, National Health Commission; WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases; National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200025, China.

Objective: To understand the professional theory, prevention and control practice, experimental diagnosis and other technical skills of parasitic diseases among technicians of all levels of disease control and prevention institutions, so as to provide the evidence for strengthening the capacity building of Chinese professional personnel.

Methods: According to the method of recommendation at all levels, the subjects from disease control and prevention institutions at province, prefecture or county levels were chosen to assess the theory of parasitic diseases and test operation skills by using the method of answering the questions together with on-site operations in China. A database was built consisting of subjects' basic information and assessment scores. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.16250/j.32.1374.2018112DOI Listing
October 2018
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Spectrum of parasitic infections in centrifuged urine sediments from a newly developed tertiary care centre in Central India.

J Parasit Dis 2018 Dec 29;42(4):608-615. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

3Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, MP 462024 India.

Detection of urinary parasites is relatively rare and incidental finding in routine urine examination. Common urinary parasitic infections as described in literature include Trichomonas, and Microfilaria. is known to cause vaginitis and urethritis, and may be found in urine sediments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12639-018-1043-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261132PMC
December 2018
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Description of Enterobius (Colobenterobius) emodensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) collected from Central Himalayan langur, Semnopithecus schistaceus, in Uttarakhand, India.

Zootaxa 2018 Nov 5;4514(1):65-76. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Biomedicine / Department of Infectious Disease Control, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Hasama, Yufu, Oita 879-5593, Japan..

A new pinworm species, Enterobius (Colobenterobius) emodensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) is described from the Central Himalayan langur, Semnopithecus schistaceus, in Mandal Valley, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, India, based on mature and immature adults and fourth-stage larvae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4514.1.5DOI Listing
November 2018
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Morphological Re-Description and 18 S rDNA Sequence Confirmation of the Pinworm (Nematoda, Heteroxynematidae) Infecting the Laboratory Mice .

J Nematol 2018 Sep 3;50(2):117-132. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Parasitology Institute, Düsseldorf University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Aspiculuris tetraptera is a heteroxynematid nematoda infecting most of the laboratory animals, occasionally mice which represent the mostly used animal for biological, medical, and pharmacological studies. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of nematode parasites infection in the laboratory mice Mus musculus in Egypt. Morphologically, this oxyurid possessed four distinct cephalic papillae on a cephalic plate, with three small rudimental lips carrying two sessile poorly developed labial papillae and one pair of amphidial pores. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2018-026DOI Listing
September 2018
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Genetic variation of Enterobius vermicularis among schoolchildren in Thailand.

J Helminthol 2018 Oct 29:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Parasitology,Faculty of Medicine,Khon Kaen University,Khon Kaen,Thailand.

Enterobiasis, caused by the nematode Enterobius vermicularis, is a common health problem among schoolchildren in Thailand. We provide the first molecular identification of this nematode from Thai schoolchildren and document genetic variation among E. vermicularis eggs using sequence analyses of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene and the nuclear ribosomal DNA second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2). Read More

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https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0022149X1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X18000962DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Investigation of infection in children in Jiangxi Province in 2014].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2018 May;30(4):449-451

Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Nanchang 330096, China.

Objective: To know the status of infection in children in Jiangxi Province in 2014, so as to provide the evidence for the formulation of prevention and control measures.

Methods: A survey was performed according to the scheme of the 3rd Principal Human Parasites of Jiangxi Province in 2014. Based on the ecological regions, a stratified cluster sampling method was applied by the economic and geographic situation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.16250/j.32.1374.2017179DOI Listing
May 2018
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Polyparasitism of Rhabditis Axei and Enterobius Vermicularis in a Child from Beijing, China.

Clin Lab 2018 Oct;64(10):1773-1776

Background: Rhabditis (Rhabditellae) axei is a common species in soil, which has been reported repeatedly in human urine and the digestive system. Humans exposed to sewage or mistakenly polluted sewage is the cause of larvae infecting the digestive tract or via the urethra. We reported a patient infected with Rhabditis axei and Enterobius Vermicularis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7754/Clin.Lab.2018.180540DOI Listing
October 2018
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Unveiling patterns of genetic variation in parasite-host associations: an example with pinworms and Neotropical primates.

Parasitology 2019 Mar 16;146(3):356-362. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Departamento de Zoología,Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,Mexico City,Mexico.

Patterns of genetic variation among populations can reveal the evolutionary history of species. Pinworm parasites are highly host specific and form strong co-evolutionary associations with their primate hosts. Here, we describe the genetic variation observed in four Trypanoxyuris species infecting different howler and spider monkey subspecies in Central America to determine if historical dispersal processes and speciation in the host could explain the genetic patterns observed in the parasites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182018001749DOI Listing
March 2019
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Current Strategies and Future Outlook for Managing the Neotropical Tomato Pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in the Mediterranean Basin.

Neotrop Entomol 2019 Feb 3;48(1):1-17. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Programa de Pós-Graduação Manejo e Conservação de Ecossistemas Naturais e Agrários, Univ Federal de Viçosa, Florestal, MG, Brasil.

The invasion of new regions by exotic pests has been more than ever a critical issue that warrants coordinated international actions to manage established populations and prevent further spreading. Invasive insects can undermine the ecological equilibrium of both natural and agricultural ecosystems. Moreover, increasing temperatures due to climatic change exacerbate this problem by allowing pests to further reach regions previously considered unsuitable. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s13744-018-0636-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13744-018-0636-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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Peripheral Eosinophilia Found in Pediatric Enterobius vermicularis Infections.

Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2019 Jan 3;58(1):13-16. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

1 Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Enterobius vermicularis, the common pinworm, is well known in North America as a parasitic infection, mainly affecting children. It is a very contagious organism, and it is responsible for a high number of infections in the United States each year. A rise in eosinophilia is linked to most parasitic infections. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0009922818805193
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0009922818805193DOI Listing
January 2019
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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Dientamoeba fragilis infection.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Oviedo, Spain. Electronic address:

Introduction: The characteristics of D. fragilis infection are described, with special focus on the clinical and epidemiological aspects.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective and descriptive study was performed, including all the patients with Dientamoeba fragilis infection who attended a specialized unit between January 2012 and December 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eimc.2018.07.008DOI Listing
September 2018
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Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors for hookworm infections among primary schoolchildren in rural areas of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.

BMC Public Health 2018 Sep 14;18(1):1118. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Nopphitam Hospital, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Background: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most common type of infections worldwide and are widely distributed in tropical areas. In rural areas of southern Thailand where most land is used for agriculture, children are at risk of acquiring parasites, especially STHs. Assessing the current situation regarding parasitic infection in these areas is a prerequisite for developing appropriate control measures. Read More

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https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6023-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137929PMC
September 2018
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Enterobius vermicularis infection mimicking strongyloidiasis: A case report.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2018 Dec 25;51(6):858-859. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Parasitology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S16841182183023
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmii.2018.08.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sweet syndrome in association with enterobiasis.

J Dermatol 2019 Mar 6;46(3):e106-e107. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.14615DOI Listing
March 2019
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Enteroparasitosis infections among renal transplant recipients in Khartoum state, Sudan 2012-2013.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Aug 29;11(1):621. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Histopathology and Cytology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Objectives: Renal transplantation procedure markedly increased over the past few decades. The risk of harboring parasitic diseases may affect transplant recipients during life expectancy. We aimed in this study to determine the enteroparasitosis frequency among renal transplant recipients in Khartoum state, Sudan. Read More

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https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s1310
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3716-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6114479PMC
August 2018
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Raw Vegetables Consumed by Inhabitants of Mymensingh City.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Jul;27(3):440-444

Dr Anuwarul Azim, PG (M Phil) Student, Department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Bangladesh; E-mail:

Uncooked vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet in different parts of the world. The present descriptive cross sectional type of study was carried out to determine the parasitological contamination of vegetables sold at markets of Mymensingh city of Bangladesh. Parasitological examinations were performed in material derived from 200 specimens of 10 different vegetables to detect intestinal parasites in the department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from July 2015 to July 2016. Read More

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July 2018
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A preliminary epidemiological study of pinworm infection in Thaklong Municipal Early Childhood Development Center and Rangsit Babies' Home, Pathum Thani, Thailand.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Aug 20;11(1):603. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand.

Objectives: We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for Enterobius vermicularis in children at the Thaklong Municipal Early Childhood Development Center (TMECDC), and the Rangsit Babies' Home (RBH) in Pathum Thani, Thailand using the Scotch tape method.

Results: 397 children aged 3-6 years were sampled (male = 198); 31 (7.8%) were E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3708-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102882PMC
August 2018
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Intestinal parasitism and nutritional status among indigenous children from the Argentinian Atlantic Forest: Determinants of enteroparasites infections in minority populations.

Acta Trop 2018 Nov 17;187:248-256. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA; Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.

Objective: Intestinal parasitoses, especially in the less favored populations of tropical and subtropical areas, are a scourge of high impact in public health. We conducted a cross-sectional survey to investigate the prevalence of helminths and protozoa pathogens, malnutrition, and their determinants in children from indigenous Mbyá Guaraní villages of Iguazú, in the subtropical Atlantic Forest of Argentina.

Methods: Parasitological assessment was performed using a combination of flotation, sedimentation, and centrifugation techniques, as well as temporal and permanent stains. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.08.015DOI Listing
November 2018
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Sympatric Parasites Have Similar Host-Associated, but Asynchronous, Patterns of Diversification.

Am Nat 2018 Sep 11;192(3):E106-E119. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Parasitism is a common symbiotic interaction across diverse natural systems. Using a comparative evolutionary approach, we investigated the contributions of both host phylogeny and abiotic factors toward diversification of phylogenetically independent endoparasites that inhabit essentially the same physical space. We tested for host-parasite and parasite-parasite phylogenetic concordance in western North American chipmunks (Rodentia: Sciuridae) and two distantly related species of pinworms (Nematoda: Oxyurida). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/698300DOI Listing
September 2018

Domiciliary Cockroaches as Carriers of Human Intestinal Parasites in Lagos Metropolis, Southwest Nigeria: Implications for Public Health.

J Arthropod Borne Dis 2018 Jun 13;12(2):141-151. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

Background: Domiciliary cockroaches are obnoxious pests of significant medical importance. We investigated the prevalence of human intestinal parasites in cockroaches and its attendant public health importance.

Methods: Overall, 749 cockroaches (, 509, , 240) caught by trapping from 120 households comprising 3 different housing types in Somolu, Lagos metropolis, southwest Nigeria, in 2015 were screened for human intestinal parasites using standard parasitological techniques. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6091797PMC
June 2018
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Formalin-ethyl acetate concentration, FLOTAC Pellet and anal swab techniques for the diagnosis of intestinal parasites.

Parasitol Res 2018 Nov 18;117(11):3567-3573. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE-CONICET-UNLP), La Plata, Argentina.

The aim of this study was to compare formalin-ethyl acetate concentration and FLOTAC Pellet techniques for the diagnosis of intestinal parasites in human stool samples. The anal swab method was used for the specific detection of Enterobius vermicularis. The study was performed in children and youth from Puerto Madryn (South Argentina). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-6054-9DOI Listing
November 2018
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Acidic mammalian chitinase tuning after enteric helminths eradication in inflammatory respiratory disease patients.

Parasite Immunol 2018 Nov 30;40(11):e12583. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Pulmonology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

Aim: This study aimed at investigating the presence of intestinal parasitic infections in inflammatory respiratory diseases patients during the disease attack, and measuring the acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) gene expression in blood before and after infection eradication.

Methodology: This case-control study included 123 inflammatory respiratory diseases patients and 120 apparently healthy individuals. Repeated stool examination was done, while total and specific IgE were measured. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/pim.12583
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pim.12583DOI Listing
November 2018
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Genetic homogeneity in South American tomato pinworm, : a new invasive pest to oriental region.

3 Biotech 2018 Aug 31;8(8):350. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

3Entomology Division, National Agriculture Research Institute, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal.

South American tomato leaf miner, (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), is an important invasive pest of Tomato which invaded India and Nepal in 2014 and 2016, respectively. In the present study, samples from five localities of India and one from Nepal were used for the investigation of genetic diversity of by employing a fragment in the mtDNA gene-encoding cytochrome oxidase I (COI). Based on the partial COI gene, high genetic homogeneity was detected in populations of India and Nepal with rest of the world. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s13205-018-1374-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13205-018-1374-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6068067PMC
August 2018
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Intestinal parasites in public transport buses from the city of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Res Rep Trop Med 2017 1;8:59-63. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Department of Biological Sciences,

Background: Intestinal parasites' eggs, larvae, or cysts can be carried in public transport buses, and contribute to the increased incidence of diseases. This study aimed to detect biological forms of intestinal parasites in samples from public buses in the town of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, in order to know the local situation and propose interventions to improve public health.

Materials And Methods: In November 2014, six samples were obtained in buses of the two stations by using Graham method, in duplicate, by affixing a 6×5 cm clear tape, six times on each collection site of the bus, in an area of ~30 cm. Read More

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https://www.dovepress.com/intestinal-parasites-in-public-tra
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/RRTM.S122046DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038893PMC
June 2017
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Unusual Histopathological Findings in Appendectomy Specimens: A Retrospective Analysis of 2047 Cases.

Int J Surg Pathol 2019 Apr 19;27(2):142-146. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

4 Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.

Background: In this study, we retrospectively evaluated cases of patients who had undergone appendectomy in our hospital and aimed to present the efficiency of diagnostic tests and demographic data of cases. Pathological reports were analyzed for the following parameters: age, gender, and pathological diagnosis. In addition, the demographic and clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with unusual histopathologic findings were evaluated in detail, and reanalysis of archived resected appendix specimens was carried out. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1066896918784650DOI Listing
April 2019
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Hypothesis: Multiple sclerosis is caused by three-hits, strictly in order, in genetically susceptible persons.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2018 Aug 4;24:157-174. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, progressive and debilitating neurological disease which, despite extensive study for over 100 years, remains of enigmatic aetiology. Drawn from the epidemiological evidence, there exists a consensus that there are environmental (possibly infectious) factors that contribute to disease pathogenesis that have not yet been fully elucidated. Here we propose a three-tiered hypothesis: 1) a clinic-epidemiological model of multiple sclerosis as a rare late complication of two sequential infections (with the temporal sequence of infections being important); 2) a proposal that the first event is helminthic infection with Enterobius Vermicularis, and the second is Epstein Barr Virus infection; and 3) a proposal for a testable biological mechanism, involving T-Cell exhaustion for Epstein-Barr Virus protein LMP2A. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22110348183019
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2018.06.014DOI Listing
August 2018
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Co-infection patterns of intestinal parasites in arboreal primates (proboscis monkeys, ) in Borneo.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2017 Dec 20;6(3):320-329. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Institute for Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Buenteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany.

Non-human primates of South-East Asia remain under-studied concerning parasite epidemiology and co-infection patterns. Simultaneously, efforts in conservation demand knowledge of parasite abundance and biodiversity in threatened species. The Endangered proboscis monkey, , a primate flagship species for conservation in Borneo, was investigated in the present study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2017.09.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031963PMC
December 2017
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Direct Microscopy of Stool Samples for Determining the Prevalence of Soil-Transmitted Helminthic Infections among Primary School Children in Kaduwela MOH Area of Sri Lanka following Floods in 2016.

J Environ Public Health 2018 10;2018:4929805. Epub 2018 Jun 10.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, SAITM, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

A descriptive cross-sectional school based study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of soil-transmitted intestinal helminths and the associated factors among school children in Kaduwela Medical Officer of Health (MOH) area in the Colombo district, which was affected by floods in 2016. The study was conducted in 9 selected schools in Kaduwela MOH area from September 2016 to March 2017. Permission was obtained from the relevant authorities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4929805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6015666PMC
January 2019
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Childhood intestinal parasitic infection and sanitation predictors in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Jun 22;23(1):26. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Intestinal parasites are a common problem in the world. The greater proportion of infections is associated with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This study was conducted to assess intestinal parasites, WASH condition, and their association in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0714-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6015452PMC
June 2018
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Perianal nodule due to : Cytomorphological spectrum on fine needle aspiration cytology with a review of literature.

Trop Parasitol 2018 Jan-Jun;8(1):53-55. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

(EV), an intestinal nematode, causes lesions at ectopic sites also. Although lesions are fully curable with antihelminthic drugs, patients may require surgical intervention in clinically unsuspected cases to arrive at correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Accurate diagnosis of these lesions on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has an advantage of avoiding unwanted surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/tp.TP_33_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991033PMC
May 2018
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