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Iranian Journal of Parasitology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317890/-enterobius-vermicularis-in-the-endometrium-of-the-uterus-a-case-report
#1
Biserka Pigac, Silvija Mašić, Valentina Mašić
Enterobius vermicularis is an intestinal nematode of humans and the most common helminth infection. Main transmission path is direct contact between infected and uninfected person meaning ingestion of the eggs. Human infections are usually asymptomatic or manifest as perianal itching. Although ectopic locations are uncommon, Enterobius can occasionally be detected in appendix, kidney, male urinary tract and female genital tract. We present a case from Varaždin General Hospital, Varaždin, Croatia in 2012, involving a 90-yr-old female patient who underwent hysterectomy leading to accidental finding of E...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317889/clinical-and-laboratory-analysis-of-patients-with-leishmaniasis-a-retrospective-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-new-delhi
#2
Nitin Gupta, Kamla Kant, Bijay Ranjan Mirdha
Background: Leishmaniasis manifests as visceral (VL), cutaneous (CL) or a dermal sequel of VL, known as Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL). The aim of the study was to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of cases diagnosed with leishmaniasis. Methods: This hospital-based retrospective study included all cases of VL, PKDL, and CL diagnosed between Jan 2011 to Jan 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Clinical and laboratory profile of the diagnosed cases were analyzed in detail...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317888/antileishmanial-activity-of-lavandula-angustifolia-and-rosmarinus-officinalis-essential-oils-and-nano-emulsions-on-leishmania-major-mrho-ir-75-er
#3
Azar Shokri, Majid Saeedi, Mahdi Fakhar, Katayoun Morteza-Semnani, Masoud Keighobadi, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Hamid Reza Kelidari, Siamak Sadjadi
Background: The aim of present study was to evaluate antileishmanial effects of Lavandula angustifolia ( L. angustifolia ) and Rosmarinus officinalis ( R. officinalis ) medicinal plants essential oils and nano-emulsions on Leishmania major (L . major). Methods: The present study was performed in Leishmaniasis Reference Lab at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran during 2016-2017. The IC50 values were calculated in both the promastigote and amastigote stages in J774 macrophage in comparison with meglumine antimoniate (MA) as positive control...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317887/genotyping-echinococcus-granulosus-from-canine-isolates-in-ilam-province-west-of-iran
#4
Abdolhossein Dalimi, Morteza Shamsi, Afra Khosravi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar
Background: Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is one of the most common parasitic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus worldwide. This study investigated genotype diversity of Echinococcus granulosus isolated from stray dogs and golden jackals in Ilam province, West of Iran. Methods: Adult worms were collected from the small intestine of the stray dogs and golden jackals from Ilam Province roads during 2012-2014. DNA was extracted from the adult worms and the partial mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit1 ( nad1 ) was amplified by PCR then the products were digested by using HpaII , Rsa 1, and Alu 1 restriction enzymes...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317886/new-record-of-brachylaima-sp-digenea-brachylaimidae-from-a-stray-dog-in-north-iran
#5
Iraj Mobedi, Mahdi Fakhar, Malik Irshadullah, Bahman Rahimi-Esboei, Shirzad Gholami, Natalia Fraija-Fernández
Background: Stray dogs are considered potential reservoirs for zoonotic diseases. Previous helminthic surveys in Iran, have accounted for mainly species of nematodes and cestodes, and rarely digeneans. Methods: We accessed 42 car-crashed stray dogs from the Farah Abad Region in the Mazandaran Province (North Iran) between Oct 2012 and Dec 2013, to be inspected for parasites. Helminths were collected from the intestine and they were morphologically studied. Results: We found five adult digeneans from the family Brachylaimidae, identified as Brachylaima sp...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317885/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-for-theileria-equi-infection-in-equines-from-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-province-pakistan
#6
Muhammad Jamal Khan Afridi, Abdul Hafeez Mian, Muhammad Saqib, Ghazanfar Abbas, Javid Ali, Muhammad Khalid Mansoor, Awais Ur Rahman Sial, Imaad Rasheed, Muhammad Hammad Hussain
Background: Theileria equi is a tick borne protozoan parasite which causes piroplasmosis among equines worldwide. The present study was aimed to determine seroprevalence of T. equi in donkeys, horses, and mules from two equine populated districts (Peshawar and Charsadda) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan. Methods: A total of 393 equine (195 horses, 194 donkeys and 4 mules) serum samples were collected from five and four randomly selected localities in Charsadda (n = 193) and Peshawar (n = 200), respectively...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317884/evaluation-of-the-anti-schistosomal-effects-of-turmeric-curcuma-longa-versus-praziquantel-in-schistosoma-mansoni-infected-mice
#7
Atef Hussein, Samia Rashed, Ibrahim El Hayawan, Rabab El-Sayed, Hemat Ali
Background: Curcumin is the major active ingredient of Curcuma longa L. , traditionally known as turmeric and has been shown to exhibit a wide range of pharmacological activities including anti-parasitic effect. However, it is found to be water-insoluble and has low bioavailability. The aim of this study was to explore the potential role of turmeric solved in olive oil either alone or in combination with praziquantel (PZQ) in treatment of schistosomiasis mansoni . Methods: The whole turmeric powder suspended in olive oil (as a solvent) is indicated to S...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317883/the-distribution-of-blastocystis-subtypes-among-school-aged-children-in-mugla-turkey
#8
Funda Sankur, Seniz Ayturan, Erdogan Malatyali, Hatice Ertabaklar, Sema Ertug
Background: Blastocystis is a common protozoon that inhabits human intestinal tract and has a worldwide distribution. This study aimed to determine subtype (ST) distribution of Blastocystis among school-aged children in a western city of Turkey between Mar and Jun 2014. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among primary school children in Mugla between Mar and Jun 2014. Overall, 468 stool samples from children were examined by direct microscopy and inoculated into Jones medium...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317882/helminth-infections-of-rodents-and-their-zoonotic-importance-in-boyer-ahmad-district-southwestern-iran
#9
Mohammad Javad Ranjbar, Bahador Sarkari, Gholam Reza Mowlavi, Zeinab Seifollahi, Abdolali Moshfe, Samaneh Abdolahi Khabisi, Iraj Mobedi
Background: Rodents are considered as reservoirs of various zoonotic diseases including helminthic infections. The current study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of helminth infections in rodents, in Boyer-Ahmad district, Southwestern Iran. Methods: Overall, 52 rodents were captured from various areas of the district by Sherman live traps. The animals were then euthanized and dissected. During necropsy, each organ was examined macroscopically for presence of any cyst or visible parasite...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317881/-neospora-caninum-infection-during-the-first-gestation-of-holstein-heifers-that-consume-food-contaminated-naturally-with-zearalenone-under-field-conditions
#10
Carlos Cruz-Vázquez, Juan Vital-Gutiérrez, Leticia Medina-Esparza, Luis Ortega-Mora, Arturo Valdivia-Flores, Teódulo Quezada-Tristán, Agustín Orihuela-Trujillo
Background: This work studied the natural infection of Neospora caninum during the first gestation of heifers in a dairy farm in animals consuming a ration co ntaminated naturally with Zearalenone (ZEA), and to find out effect of mycotoxin in the levels of estrogen (E) and progesterone (P4) and that's relation to the infection to N. caninum and in the abortions. Methods: The study was conducted in a dairy farm located in El Llano municipality, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 2013...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317880/prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-among-healthy-blood-donors-in-northeast-of-iran
#11
Saeed Sadooghian, Hossein Mahmoudvand, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Naser Nazari Sarcheshmeh, Amir Tavakoli Kareshk, Hossein Kamiabi, Naser Zia-Ali
Background: This cross-sectional investigation aimed to evaluate the prevalence of IgM and IgG anti- Toxoplasma gondii antibodies and the associated risk factors among healthy blood donors in Khorasan Razavi Province, northeast of Iran from Nov 2014 to May 2015. Methods: Overall, 491 serum samples from apparently healthy blood donors referred the six biggest blood centers in Razavi Khorasan, Iran, were screened for IgG and IgM anti- T. gondii antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317879/clinical-features-of-anthroponotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-major-focus-southeastern-iran-1994-2014
#12
Ahmad Khosravi, Iraj Sharifi, Alireza Fekri, Alireza Kermanizadeh, Mehdi Bamorovat, Mahshid Mostafavi, Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian, Alireza Keyhani
Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is associated with a broad and complex clinical spectrum of diseases. The objectives of this study were to assess the clinical features and identification of the causative agents of CL in a well-known focus of anthroponotic CL (ACL) caused by Leishmania tropica , southeast Iran. Methods: This study was performed randomly as a descriptive cross-sectional survey to evaluate 2000 CL patients by active and passive case-detection approaches in Kerman Province from 1994 to 2014...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317878/cytochrome-b-and-molecular-typing-of-leishmania-spp-in-a-passive-sampling-of-suspected-patients-with-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-sistan-and-baluchestan-province-eastern-iran
#13
Gholamreza Motalleb, Hadi Mirahmadi, Ahmad Zare-Zadeh, Ahmad Mehravaran
Background: Despite the high prevalence and drug resistance of disease in Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran, the species of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has not been identified. In the present study, cytochrome b (Cyt b ) was used in Sistan and Baluchestan to find species of Leishmania in suspected patients of CL using PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing. Methods: This study was conducted from Oct 2015 to Oct 2016. The samples were collected from the individuals clinically suspected to CL and referred to Iran Shahr, Chabahar, Khash, Zabol, Zahedan, Mirjaveh, and Nikshahr health centers...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317877/phylogenetic-analysis-of-giardia-lamblia-human-genotypes-in-fars-province-southern-iran
#14
Mohammad Rayani, Gholamreza Hatam, Ngah Zasmy Unyah, Abdolmajid Ashrafmansori, Wan Omar Abdullah, Rukman Awang Hamat
Background: This study is the first phylogenetic genotype analysis of Giardia lamblia in Iran. The main objective was to determine genotyping and identify the sub-assemblages of Giardia lamblia isolates involved in the transmission of giardiasis in Fars Province, south of Iran, in 2012. Methods: Forty G. lamblia isolates were collected from the patient's fecal samples with gastrointestinal discomfort referred to the health centers and hospitals in Shiraz, Fars Province, south of Iran...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317876/occurrence-of-acanthamoeba-genotypes-in-wastewater-samples-in-tehran-iran
#15
Massoud Behnia, Karim Hatam-Nahavandi, Elham Hajialilo, Maryam Niyyati, Fatemeh Tarighi, Azam Bakhtiar Akram, Mahboobeh Salimi, Mostafa Rezaeian
Background: Acanthamoeba spp. is potentially pathogenic free-living amoeba that can exist in various water sources. The presence of this amoeba in water sources could be a health hazard as Acanthamoeba could lead to severe diseases such as Acanthamoeba keratitis and encephalitis. This study aimed to determine the genotypes of isolated Acanthamoeba spp. in raw wastewater samples in Tehran, Iran. Methods: Overall, 90 raw wastewater samples were collected from water treatment facilities in west and south of Tehran, Iran during 2014-2016...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317875/diagnostic-accuracy-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-as-a-field-molecular-tool-for-rapid-mass-screening-of-old-world-leishmania-infections-in-sand-flies-and-in-vitro-culture
#16
Mehdi Ghodrati, Adel Spotin, Teimour Hazratian, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ali Bordbar, Sahar Ebrahimi, Shirzad Fallahi, Parviz Parvizi
Background: We employed a highly sensitive loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) by targeting 18S rRNA gene to identify the rapid mass screening of Leishmania infections in captured sand flies of southwest Iran and In vitro culture. Methods: One hundred fifty sand flies were collected from 11 sites adjacent to Iraqi's borders in southern parts of Khuzestan Province by using sticky sheets of paper and CDC miniature light traps during late May 2014 to Nov 2015...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317874/molecular-cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-plasmid-encoding-rhomboid-4-rom4-of-tachyzoite-of-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
#17
Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Mahdi Sharif, Saeid Abediankenari, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Reza Valadan, Ahmad Daryani
Background: The objective of this study was to clone, express and characterize the gene encoding rhomboid 4 ( ROM4 ) proteins, a vital gene in surface adhesion and host cell invasion process of tachyzoite of T. gondii in an appropriate expression vector and eukaryotic cell for production of recombinant protein. Methods: Toxoplasma RNA was isolated from tachyzoites (RH strain) and complementary DNA was synthesized. Oligonucleotide primer pair was designed based on Toxoplasma ROM4 gene sequence with Xho I and Eco RI restriction sites at 5' end of forward and reverse primers, respectively...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317873/construction-and-identification-of-a-recombinant-plasmid-encoding-echinococcus-granulosus-oncosphere-antigen-eg95
#18
Nahideh Mazaheri, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Majid Pirestani, Farnoosh Jameie, Mehdi Mohebali, Mohamad Bagher Rokni
Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE), as a zoonotic disease cause to health threat and economic losses. Despite implemented control programs, few countries have been able to decrease or eliminate this infection. Vaccination of the intermediate host offers an additional strategy to control the parasite transmission and EG95 antigen is considered more than the others in the vaccine issue. According to the high protection induced by the EG95 recombinant vaccine, this study was designed to construct recombinant plasmid formulation of EG95 antigen...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317872/transmission-of-leishmania-infantum-by-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-acari-ixodidae-in-dogs
#19
Alaleh Rakhshanpour, Abdolali Malmasi, Mehdi Mohebali, Sedigheh Nabian, Hossein Mirhendi, Zabihollah Zarei, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Anita Mohammadiha, Behnaz Akhoundi, Amrollah Azarm
Background: Rhipicephalus sanguineus is the most widely distributed tick in the world, which is partly due to its biological flexibility and the global distribution of its major host, the domestic dog. In Mediterranean region it could be principal reservoir host for Leishmania infantum, usually transmitted by the phlebotomine sand flies. In this study, we evaluated the vector potential of R. sanguineus in transmitting L. infantum to uninfected dogs. Methods: During 2014, five dogs with clinical manifestations of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL), high anti- Leishmania antibody titers and tick infestation, were selected from CVL endemic areas (Tehran and Alborz provinces)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317871/perspective-on-the-genetic-response-to-antiparasitics-a-review-article
#20
REVIEW
Patricia Alarcon-Valdes, Mariana Ortiz-Reynoso, Jonnathan Santillan-Benitez
Background: Drugs' pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics can be affected by diverse genetic variations, within which simple nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most common. Genetic variability is one of the factors that could explain questions like why a given drug does not have the desired effect or why do adverse drug reactions arise. Methods: In this retrospective observational study, literature search limits were set within PubMed database as well as the epidemiological bulletins published by the Mexican Ministry of Health, from Jan 1st 2001 to Mar 31st 2017 (16 years)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
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