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Ultrasound images in hepatic alveolar echinococcosis and clinical stage of the disease.

Adv Med Sci 2019 Apr 16;64(2):324-330. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Tropical and Parasitic Diseases, University Centre of Maritime and Tropical Medicine (UCMMiT), Medical University of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland; Department of Tropical Medicine and Epidemiology, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland.

Purpose: Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. Ultrasonography is the method of choice in the initial diagnosis of AE. The aim of the study is to present the most frequent sonomorphological patterns of lesions in hepatic AE based on the analysis of ultrasound findings in patients treated for AE at the University Centre of Maritime and Tropical Medicine (UCMMiT; Gdynia, Poland), and to establish whether there is a relationship between the clinical stage of AE and the occurrence of a specific sonomorphological pattern of hepatic lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advms.2019.04.002DOI Listing
April 2019
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Characterization of Tapeworm Metabolites and Their Reported Biological Activities.

Molecules 2019 Apr 15;24(8). Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Centre for Molecular Therapeutics, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD 4878, Australia.

Parasitic helminths infect billions of people, livestock, and companion animals worldwide. Recently, they have been explored as a novel therapeutic modality to treat autoimmune diseases due to their potent immunoregulatory properties. While feeding in the gut/organs/tissues, the parasitic helminths actively release excretory-secretory products (ESP) to modify their environment and promote their survival. Read More

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A comparison of ancient parasites as seen from archeological contexts and early medical texts in China.

Int J Paleopathol 2019 Apr 12;25:30-38. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 100732, China.

This paper integrates our knowledge from traditional Chinese medical texts and archeological findings to discuss parasitic loads in early China. Many studies have documented that several different species of eukaryotic endoparasites were present in early human populations throughout China. Nevertheless, comprehensive paleoparasitological records from China are patchy, largely due to taphonomic and environmental factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.03.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Historical perspective: The British contribution to the understanding of neurocysticercosis.

J Hist Neurosci 2019 Apr 1:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

b NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre , UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology , London , UK.

Neurocysticercosis, or brain infestation with the larval stage of Taenia solium, is the most common risk factor for epilepsy in many endemic regions of the world. Hardly any cases are seen in Western developed countries, including Britain. However, a sizeable number (n = 450) was seen among British soldiers returning from deputation to India, then a British colony, first reported by Col. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0964704X.2018.1564523DOI Listing
April 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).

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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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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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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

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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Cystic Echinococcosis of the Bone: A European Multicenter Study.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Mar;100(3):617-621

Unit of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IRCCS San Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm . In humans, the infection induces the formation of parasitic cysts mostly in the liver and lungs, but virtually any organ can be affected. CE of the bone is one of the rarest forms of the disease, yet it is also extremely debilitating for patients and hard to manage for clinicians. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0758DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402919PMC
March 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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Musculoskeletal hydatid disease: report of a rare case with primary and exclusive localization in right hemi-pelvis and femur.

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2018 Nov-Dec;32(6 Suppl. 1):83-87

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology of IRCCS San Matteo University Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

Hydatid Disease (HD), also called , is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm : or . HD occur most frequently in liver or lungs, rarely in brain, skeletal muscles, bones, kidneys, spleen. Bone infestation of cysts occurs respectively by haematogenous seeding and progressive invasion into bone by lesions in the adjacent soft tissues. Read More

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January 2019
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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://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331082PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32852-6DOI Listing
January 2019
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Helminth infections of wild European gray wolves (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758) in Lower Saxony, Germany, and comparison to captive wolves.

Parasitol Res 2019 Feb 4;118(2):701-706. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Institute for Parasitology, Centre for Infection Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 17, 30159, Hannover, Germany.

This study aimed to investigate the endoparasite fauna of wild European gray wolves, which are currently recolonizing Germany. In total, 69 fecal samples of wild wolves were collected in Lower Saxony, Germany, from 2013 to 2015, analyzed by the sedimentation-flotation and McMaster techniques and compared to previous results on captive European Gray wolves living in zoological gardens in Germany. In addition to coproscopy, taeniid-positive samples from wild as well as captive wolves were differentiated by amplification and sequencing of small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) and NADH dehydrogenase 1 (nad1) gene fragments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-6181-3DOI Listing
February 2019
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Etanercept to Control Inflammation in the Treatment of Complicated Neurocysticercosis.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Mar;100(3):609-616

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Manifestations of neurocysticercosis (NCC) are primarily due to host inflammatory responses directed at drug-damaged or naturally degenerating metacestodes (cysts) of the tapeworm . Prolonged high-dose corticosteroids are frequently required to control this inflammation in complicated disease, often causing severe side effects. Studies evaluating alternatives to corticosteroids are lacking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0795DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402894PMC
March 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2019.01.017DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.12.039DOI Listing
March 2019
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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://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9262631DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276433PMC
February 2019
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Clustering of Necropsy-Confirmed Porcine Cysticercosis Surrounding Tapeworm Carriers in Peru.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Feb;100(2):314-322

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

The pork tapeworm, , is among the leading causes of preventable epilepsy in the world and is common in rural areas of developing countries where sanitation is limited and pigs have access to human feces. Prior studies in rural villages of Peru have observed clusters of cysticercosis among pigs that live near human tapeworm carriers. Such spatial analyses, however, have been limited by incomplete participation and substandard diagnostic tests. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0296DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367604PMC
February 2019
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Oral nitazoxanide treatment of experimental neurocysticercosis induces gluconeogenesis in Taenia crassiceps cysticerci.

Acta Trop 2019 Feb 13;190:361-364. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Tropical Pathology and Public Health Institute, Federal University of Goias, Rua 235, s/n, Setor Leste Universitário, CEP: 74605-050, Goiás, Brazil. Electronic address:

Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent helminthiasis of the central nervous system and is caused by the presence of Taenia solium cysticerci. Nitazoxanide (NTZ) is an antifolate containing the pyrrolopyrimidine-based nucleus that exerts its antiprotozoal activity due to interference with the pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR) enzyme which is essential to anaerobic energy metabolism. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of NTZ on the energetic metabolism of Taenia crassiceps cysticerci intracranially inoculated BALB /c mice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.12.017DOI Listing
February 2019
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Intestinal parasites and lungworms in stray, shelter and privately owned cats of Switzerland.

Parasitol Int 2019 Apr 12;69:75-81. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

University of Zurich, Vetsuisse Faculty, Institute of Parasitology, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Endoparasitic infections represent relevant causes of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases in cats. The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of endoparasites in Swiss cats in order to evaluate the risk of onset of parasitic diseases and potential correlated zoonoses. Therefore 664 faecal samples from privately owned (n = 299), shelter (n = 197) and stray (n = 168) cats were investigated by sedimentation-flotation and 468 samples additionally by the Baermann technique. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2018.12.005DOI Listing
April 2019
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Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis in the Russian Federation.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Dec 14;11(1):636. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Section of Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Russia is traditionally an endemic area for Taenia saginata infection, where a programme for the prevention of infection has been implemented for sixty years. This paper aims, therefore, to review the recent epidemiology data of Taenia saginata infection in the Russian Federation.

Methods: We undertook a systematic review of published and grey literature, and official data for information on the incidence, prevalence and distribution of Taenia saginata taeniosis and cysticercosis in the Russian Federation between 1st January 1991 and 31st December 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3236-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293649PMC
December 2018
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[Impact of the neglected Cysticercus cellulose infection on mental health among school-aged children in Tibetan agricultural areas].

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Oct;43(10):1137-1144

Department of Health and Social Behavior Science, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.

Objective: To determine the impact of Cysticercus cellulose (C. cellulose) infection on mental health among school-aged children in Tibetan agricultural areas of Sichuan Province.
 Methods: In October 2015, all primary schools located in Tibetan agricultural areas in Yajiang, Ruoergai, and Muli county of Sichuan Province were selected as the research sites. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2018.10.015DOI Listing
October 2018
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Overview of Taenia solium cysticercosis in West Africa.

Acta Trop 2019 Feb 7;190:329-338. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU, United Kingdom; School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, 97, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, United Kingdom.

Human and porcine cysticercosis is endemic in West Africa, where epilepsy is relatively common, but rarely reported due to fear of stigmatization. Neurocysticercosis, caused by Taenia solium, tends to affect the poor in developing countries and control is hampered by inadequate infrastructure and financial resources coupled with lack of adequate information about its significance and distribution. The risk factors for human cysticercosis are closely associated with the characteristics of smallholder or backyard pig farming systems prevalent in this region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.12.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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Recombinant α- and β-tubulin from Echinococcus granulosus: expression, purification and polymerization.

Parasite 2018 5;25:62. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, MOH, National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai 200025, People's Republic of China.

Echinococcosis, which causes a high disease burden and is of great public health significance, is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus species. It has been suggested that tubulin is the target of benzimidazoles, the only drugs for the treatment of echinococcosis. This study evaluated the characteristics of tubulins from Echinococcus granulosus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2018063DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6280675PMC
January 2019
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The ectodomains of the lymphocyte scavenger receptors CD5 and CD6 interact with tegumental antigens from Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato and protect mice against secondary cystic echinococcosis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 11 30;12(11):e0006891. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Immunoreceptors del Sistema Innat i Adaptatiu, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Scavenger Receptors (SRs) from the host's innate immune system are known to bind multiple ligands to promote the removal of non-self or altered-self targets. CD5 and CD6 are two highly homologous class I SRs mainly expressed on all T cells and the B1a cell subset, and involved in the fine tuning of activation and differentiation signals delivered by the antigen-specific receptors (TCR and BCR, respectively), to which they physically associate. Additionally, CD5 and CD6 have been shown to interact with and sense the presence of conserved pathogen-associated structures from bacteria, fungi and/or viruses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006891DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267981PMC
November 2018
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Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium and Taenia asiatica): mapping occurrence and areas potentially at risk in East and Southeast Asia.

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

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

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3203-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267083PMC
November 2018
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Pro-Angiogenic Activity of Monocytic-Type Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells from Balb/C Mice Infected with Echinococcus Granulosus and the Regulatory Role of miRNAs.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 27;51(3):1207-1220. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Background/aims: This study aims to predict the pro-angiogenic functions of monocytic-type myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) derived from mice infected with Echinococcus granulosus.

Methods: M-MDSCs were collected from Balb/c mice infected with E. granulosus and normal mice (control) and cultured in vitro. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000495498DOI Listing
January 2019
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Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto: silencing of thioredoxin peroxidase impairs the differentiation of protoscoleces into metacestodes.

Parasite 2018 26;25:57. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

State Key Laboratory of Pathogenesis, Prevention, Treatment of High Incidence Diseases in Central Asia, Clinical Medicine Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830054, PR China - Branch of The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Changji, Xinjiang 831100, PR China.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a cosmopolitan parasitic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato. Thioredoxin peroxidase (TPx) may play an essential role in the antioxidant defence system of E. granulosus s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2018055DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6254101PMC
January 2019
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Comparison of different staining methods for determination of viability on Mesocestoides vogae tetrathyridia.

Parasitol Res 2019 Feb 22;118(2):687-692. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Laboratorio de Zoonosis Parasitarias, Instituto de Investigaciones en Producción, Sanidad y Ambiente (IIPROSAM), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Funes 3250, 7600, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Mesocestoides vogae is widely employed as a model for studying the biology, differentiation, and experimental chemotherapy of cestodes. Currently, there are few techniques to measure the viability of M. vogae metacestodes during pharmacological experiments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-6143-9DOI Listing
February 2019
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Bovine cysticercosis and taeniosis: The effect of an alternative post-mortem detection method on prevalence and economic impact.

Prev Vet Med 2018 Dec 12;161:1-8. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

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

In Europe, bovine cysticercosis (BCC) is detected by routine meat inspection (MI) at the slaughterhouse. The prevalence of BCC in Belgium based on MI is estimated at 0.23%. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01675877183043
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.10.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Lateral flow dipstick antigen assay for human cystic echinococcosis.

Acta Trop 2019 Feb 17;190:171-176. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Electronic address:

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected zoonotic disease with a worldwide distribution and is a major public health problem in some areas. Diagnosis of CE is mainly based on clinical symptoms, imaging and serological testing, however, improvement in serodiagnosis is still needed. This study was aimed at detecting circulating Echinococcus antigen in CE patients using a lateral flow dipstick (LFD) assay. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.018DOI Listing
February 2019
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