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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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November 2018

Morphological and genetic characterization of Syphabulea tjanschani () (Nematoda: Oxyuridae), with phylogenetic position of Syphabulea in Oxyuridae.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 Nov 17;67:159-166. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Key Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Hebei Province, College of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, PR China. Electronic address:

Pinworms are important parasitic nematodes in animals and humans, and many species are of medical and veterinary importance. The genus Syphabulea is a poorly known group of pinworms. The systematic position of Syphabulea in Oxyuridae remains unclear. Read More

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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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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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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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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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October 2018
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Unveiling patterns of genetic variation in parasite-host associations: an example with pinworms and Neotropical primates.

Parasitology 2018 Oct 16:1-7. 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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October 2018

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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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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September 2018
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Effective eradication of pinworms (Syphacia obvelata and Aspiculuris tetraptera) with Polygonum cognatum Meissn.

Exp Parasitol 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Etiler 6330, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Polygonum cognatum Meissn. (Polygonaceae) is a wild edible plant known locally as "solucanotu, madimak" in Turkey and it has been used for various purposes, such as diuretic and antidiabetic, as well to treat oxyuris and worms internally in humans. The present study was carried out to investigate the anthelmintic activity of various extracts were obtained from the aerial parts of P. Read More

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September 2018

Proliferative Typhlocolitis With Multinucleated Giant Cells: A Nonspecific Enteropathy in Immunodeficient Sentinel Mice.

Vet Pathol 2018 Sep 16:300985818798106. Epub 2018 Sep 16.

1 Comparative Pathology Laboratory, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.

Beginning in 2015, athymic nude sentinel mice from conventional, medium-, and high-security facilities presented to the Comparative Pathology Laboratory (CPL) with weight loss, diarrhea, and/or rectal prolapse. Regardless of whether clinical signs were present or absent, the gross observation of ceco-colonic thickening corresponded histologically to pleocellular typhlocolitis with mucosal hyperplasia and lamina proprial multinucleated cells. A subset of affected sentinels exhibited granulomatous serositis and hepatosplenic necrosis with multinucleated cells. Read More

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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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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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December 2018
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Sweet syndrome in association with enterobiasis.

J Dermatol 2018 Sep 6. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

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

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September 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 2018

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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Unusual Histopathological Findings in Appendectomy Specimens: A Retrospective Analysis of 2047 Cases.

Int J Surg Pathol 2018 Jul 1:1066896918784650. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

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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July 2018
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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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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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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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June 2018
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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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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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[Enterobius vermicularis enteroparasite role in appendicitis cecal: Enterobiasis and appendicitis].

Rev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba 2017 09 8;74(3):277-280. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

Cátedra de Patología FCM. UNC.

Sixty-five cases of enterobiasis of the cecal appendix are reported by Enterobius vermicularis or Oxiurus vermicularis. Enterobiasis is a cosmopolitan parasite5,8,13 and frequent. It is useful to establish whether it can cause appendicitis and the mechanisms involved. Read More

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September 2017
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Evidence that Enterobius vermicularis plays a causative role for PFAPA and recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

Minerva Med 2018 05 31. Epub 2018 May 31.

Microbiology and Virology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padua, Padua, Italy.

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

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

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

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

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

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August 2018
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Intraperitoneal administration of the anti-IL-23 antibody prevents the establishment of intestinal nematodes in mice.

Sci Rep 2018 May 17;8(1):7787. Epub 2018 May 17.

Instituto de Biotecnología, Grupo de Bioquímica y Parasitología Molecular, Departamento de Parasitología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Universitario Fuentenueva, 18071, Granada, Spain.

Previous studies have established that an increased Th-9 response creates a hostile environment for nematode parasites. Given that IL-23, a cytokine required for maintenance of the IL-17-secreting phenotype, has inhibitory effects on IL-9 production, we hypothesized that reducing circulating IL-23 by treatment with anti-IL-23 antibodies would reduce the establishment and development of parasitic intestinal nematodes. In this study, we show that animals treated with anti-IL-23 monoclonal antibodies showed a drastic reduction in the number of mouse pinworms (Aspiculuris tetraptera) recovered from the intestine (p < 0. Read More

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[Surveillance of soil-borne nematodiasis in population in Hefei City, 2012-2015].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2018 Feb;30(2):208-210

Heifei Institute of Endemic Diseases, Anhui Province, Hefei 238000, China.

Objective: To analyze the surveillance results of soil-borne nematodiasis in Hefei City from 2012 to 2015, so as to provide the evidence formulating the Hefei "Thirteen-five" parasitic disease prevention strategy.

Methods: The population in monitoring points in Changfeng County, Lujiang City and Chaohu County were investigated for , and hookworm infections with Kato-Katz technique every year from 2012 to 2015, and the children aged less than 6 years were checked for infection by using the cellophane tape method.

Results: A total of 12 496 people were investigated from 2012 to 2015, the number of infections was 84, and among them, the number of hookworm infection was the most (70 cases) and the number of was the least (3 cases). Read More

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February 2018
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[Survey and analysis of major human parasitic diseases in Chongqing City].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2018 Mar;30(2):194-199

Chongqing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chongqing 400042, China.

Objective: To investigate the epidemic of major human parasitic diseases in Chongqing City, so as to provide a reference for developing prevention and control strategies.

Methods: According to the unified methods formulated by the national investigation scheme and stratified cluster random sampling, 36 rural pilots and 50 urban pilots were selected in Chongqing City. The number of the objects investigated in individual pilot was defined over 250. Read More

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March 2018
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Enterobius vermicularis: A Cause of Abdominal Pain Mimicking Acute Appendicitis in Children. A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Arch Iran Med 2018 Feb 1;21(2):67-72. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia.

Background: Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is the most common helminthic infection in the world. This small parasite is predominant in the pediatric population. The presence of EV in the appendix can cause or mimick appendicitis. Read More

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February 2018
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Molecular characterization of cosmopolitan and potentially co-invasive helminths of commensal, murid rodents in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Parasitol Res 2018 Jun 6;117(6):1729-1736. Epub 2018 Apr 6.

DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB), Department Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.

Concurrent studies of helminth parasites of introduced and native rodent species are few and miss the opportunity to identify potential co-invasive parasite species. This study employed molecular tools to infer the phylogeny and elucidate the origin of potentially co-invasive parasites of commensal, murid rodents by assessing introduced Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus, Rattus tanezumi, and native Mastomys coucha in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Genotypes of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis recovered from R. Read More

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June 2018
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[Stratified sampling survey of major human parasitic diseases in Henan province].

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 2018 Mar;39(3):322-328

Henan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Zhengzhou 450016, China.

To understand the prevalence of major human parasitic diseases and related factors in Henan province. This stratified sampling survey was carried out according to the requirement of national survey protocol of major human parasitic diseases, 2014-2015. The prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths infection, taeniasis and intestinal protozoiasis were surveyed in 104 sites selected from 35 counties (districts) and the prevalence of was surveyed in 62 sites selected from 37 townships. Read More

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Appendiceal Pinworms.

N Engl J Med 2018 03;378(13):1232

Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain

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March 2018
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Incidental Findings in Routine Histopathological Examination of Appendectomy Specimens; Retrospective Analysis of 1970 Patients.

Indian J Surg 2018 Feb 17;80(1):48-53. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey.

Diseases and tumors of the appendix vermiformis are very rare, except for acute appendicitis. This study aimed to examine rare findings in the histopathologic examinations of specimens of patients undergoing appendectomy due to the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The files of 1970 patients undergoing appendectomy due to the diagnosis of acute appendicitis between March 2012 and March 2016 were retrospectively investigated. Read More

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February 2018
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Evaluation of the Roche LightMix Gastro parasites multiplex PCR assay detecting Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica, cryptosporidia, Dientamoeba fragilis, and Blastocystis hominis.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 Dec 23;24(12):1333-1337. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

MVZ Labor 28, Berlin, Germany; Institute of Microbiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: Multiplex PCR assays offer highly sensitive and specific tools for the detection of enteric pathogens. This prospective study aimed at comparing the novel Roche LightMix Modular Assay Gastro Parasites (LMAGP) detecting Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium spp., Blastocystis hominis, and Dientamoeba fragilis with routine laboratory procedures. Read More

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December 2018
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Gynecological and obstetrical aspects of Enterobius vermicularis infection.

Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung 2018 Mar 19:1-7. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Jahn Ferenc South Pest Hospital , Budapest, Hungary.

Enterobiasis is an easily recognizable and treatable disease with higher incidence among children. Based on these facts, its clinical importance is usually underestimated. This infection also occurs during adulthood and without treatment, it can cause severe complications in some rare cases. Read More

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March 2018
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Association between gastrointestinal tract infections and glycated hemoglobin in school children of poor neighborhoods in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 03 15;12(3):e0006332. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Low- and middle-income countries are facing a dual disease burden with infectious diseases (e.g., gastrointestinal tract infections) and non-communicable diseases (e. Read More

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

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

Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China.

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

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

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September 2017
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[Epidemic status of human key parasitic diseases in Tongcheng City, Anhui Province].

Authors:
Jiang Long-Zhi

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2017 Oct;30(1):68-71

Tongcheng Schistosomiasis Control Station, Anhui Province, Tongcheng 231400, China.

Objective: To understand the current status of key parasitic diseases in Tongcheng City, so as to provide an epidemiological reference for formulating the scientific planning for "13 Five-year" parasitic diseases prevention and control.

Methods: The villages of different levels in Tongcheng City were sampled to investigate the infection of parasitic diseases of residents aged three or more years. Soil-transmitted nemathelminth, intestinal protozoa and were investigated by the Kato-Katz technique (a fecal sample seized two), iodine smear method and cellophane tape method, respectively. Read More

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October 2017
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Intestinal parasite infections in a rural community of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Prevalence and genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes.

PLoS One 2018 9;13(3):e0193860. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Protozoologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Background: Intestinal parasitic infections are considered a serious public health problem and widely distributed worldwide, mainly in urban and rural environments of tropical and subtropical countries. Globally, soil-transmitted helminths and protozoa are the most common intestinal parasites. Blastocystis sp. Read More

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July 2018
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Frequency of Enteroparasites and Bacteria in the Leafy Vegetables Sold in Brazilian Public Wholesale Markets.

J Food Prot 2018 Apr;81(4):542-548

4 Laboratory of Food Hygiene, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Science, University of Brasília, P.O. Box 4569, Brasília-DF, 70904-970, Brazil.

The consumption of raw vegetables is related to health benefits. However, these foods might be source of foodborne diseases. The objective of the present study was to perform a microbiological and parasitological evaluation of the leafy vegetables commercially sold in five regions of Brazil at public wholesale markets. Read More

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April 2018
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Ectopic Enterobius Vermicularis Infestation; An Extremely Rare Cause Of Mesenteric Lymphadenopathy Mimicking Tuberculous Lymphadenitis.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2018 Jan-Mar;30(1):124-126

Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi-Pakistan.

Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is a pinworm which commonly resides in the lumen of the intestinal tract and lays eggs on the perianal skin. However, rarely the worm can infest various other sites in the body and cases with infestation of such ectopic sites have been reported in literature. Rare cases of mesenteric lymph node involvement have also been reported. Read More

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August 2018
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First paleoparasitological study of micromammal coprolites from the holocene of the Somuncurá Plateau Protected Natural Area (Patagonia Argentina).

Parasitol Int 2018 Aug 27;67(4):362-365. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Instituto Patagónico de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Centro Científico Tecnológico (CCT CONICET-CENPAT), Boulevard Almirante Brown 2915, 9120 Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Somuncurá Plateau is a Protected Natural Area located in the middle of the northern extra-Andean arid Patagonia. Inhabited by at least 20 small mammal species, is the place with the uppermost species richness in Patagonia. The aim of this study was to examine the parasite remains from micromammal coprolites collected in association with a bone sequence recovered at the east of the Somuncurá Plateau (site "Alero Las Lechuzas"). Read More

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Association between urticaria and nematode infections.

Allergy Asthma Proc 2018 Mar;39(2):86-95

From the School and Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital "G. Martino," Messina, Italy.

Background: The association between parasites and urticaria was first suggested in the last century. A wide range, 0-75.4%, of the prevalence of parasitic infection has been reported with chronic urticaria (CU). Read More

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March 2018
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