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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459019/calendar-of-upcoming-events-in-parasitology-2017
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January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459018/visceral-leishmaniasis-associated-hemophagocytosis-a-tale-of-two-unexpected-diagnoses-from-a-nonendemic-region
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Rashmi Kaul Raina, Sujeet Raina, Manupriya Sharma
A case of visceral leishmaniasis (VL)-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in an immunocompetent native from a nonendemic area was reported. The patient belonged to Ravi river valley area (altitude 996 meters above the mean sea level) of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India. VL and HLH were not a differential diagnosis. Identification of the Leishman-Donovan bodies and hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspirate and biopsy provided the diagnosis. The patient recovered to the treatment with amphotericin B...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459017/cystic-echinococcosis-a-neglected-disease-at-usual-and-unusual-locations
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Soma Sarkar, Himansu Roy, Puranjay Saha, Mallika Sengupta, Krisnendu Sarder, Manideepa Sengupta
Echinococcus granulosus causes a zoonotic infection called cystic echinococcosis (CE) or more commonly known as hydatid disease. Although the two most common locations of hydatid cyst are liver and lung, it may also appear in other parts of the body. Clinical presentation of the hydatid disease depends on the site and size of the lesion. A retrospective study was done in Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, from January 2012 to June 2014, to find the site of involvement, distribution, clinical features, history of contact, mode of presentation, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment modalities of the cases of hydatid cyst...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459016/utility-of-aptamers-for-antileishmanial-drug-targets-a-potential-hypothesis
#4
Masoud Keighobadi, Abbas Khonakdar Tarsi, Mahdi Fakhar, Saeed Emami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459015/falciparum-malaria-and-parvovirus-b19-coinfection-a-rare-entity
#5
Rakesh Agarwal, Rashmi Baid, Rajarshi Datta, Manjari Saha, Nirmalendu Sarkar
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January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459014/detection-of-cryptosporidium-in-stool-samples-of-immunocompromised-patients
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K Vanathy, Subhash Chandra Parija, Jharna Mandal, Abdoul Hamide, Sriram Krishnamurthy
INTRODUCTION: Cryptosporidium species is the most common opportunistic enteric parasite encountered in the immunocompromised patients. Considering the need to diagnose them early relies mostly on rapid tests such as antigen detection by immunochromatographic test (ICT), ELISA, and microscopy. However, the sensitivity and specificity varies with different methods and different kits used. This study was conducted to determine the intestinal parasitic profile in immunocompromised patients and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the ICT using ImmunoCard STAT kit in detecting Cryptosporidium spp...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459013/coccidian-intestinal-parasites-among-immunocompetent-children-presenting-with-diarrhea-are-we-missing-them
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Praveen Kumar, Omvati Vats, Dinesh Kumar, Sarman Singh
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea is an important cause of both morbidity and mortality among children in India. Coccidian parasitic infections are an important cause of diarrhea in immunocompromised patients, but their investigations are rarely sought by the treating physicians in seemingly immunocompetent children. This study was aimed to find the incidence rate of coccidian parasites in all children presented with diarrhoea, irrespective of their immune status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2015 and May 2016, all fecal samples from children aged between 0 and 15 years presenting with diarrhoea, irrespective of their immune status, were examined using conventional wet mount and modified acid-fast staining...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459012/stage-specific-antibody-response-against-two-larval-stages-of-brugia-malayi-in-different-clinical-spectra-of-brugian-filariasis
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Praveen Kumar Tripathi, Ramesh Chander Mahajan, Nancy Malla, Naveen Kumar, Shailja Misra Bhattacharya, Ranganatha Krishna Shinoy, Abhishek Mewara, Rakesh Sehgal
CONTEXT: T-cell hypo-responsiveness in microfilaria (Mf) carriers against the microfilarial stage antigen of Brugia malayi has been described, but no study has been carried out to assess antibody dynamics against stage-specific antigens. AIM: The work was carried out with the aim to assess stage-specific antibody responses against L3 and microfilarial stage antigens in brugian filariasis in an endemic area. SETTING AND DESIGN: Patients with different clinical spectra of brugian filariasis were recruited to evaluate antibody responses to brugian antigens...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459011/cryptosporidiosis-in-children-in-the-indian-subcontinent
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Malathi Murugesan, Santhosh Kumar Ganesan, Sitara Sr Ajjampur
Cryptosporidiosis is a leading cause of diarrheal disease among children under two in developing countries. Previous estimates have shown a high burden of cryptosporidial diarrhea in children from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Asymptomatic cryptosporidial infections which go undetected and untreated have been shown to result in significant malnutrition. In this review, we carried out a literature search of studies published on cryptosporidiosis in children in the Indian subcontinent from 1983 to 2016. Of the 154 publications identified, 54 were included for final analysis with both hospital-based and community-based studies...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459010/revisiting-the-global-problem-of-cryptosporidiosis-and-recommendations
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Arpit Kumar Shrivastava, Subrat Kumar, Woutrina A Smith, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu
Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium species, which is a leading cause of diarrhea in a variety of vertebrate hosts. The primary mode of transmission is through oral routes; infections spread with the ingestion of oocysts by susceptible animals or humans. In humans, Cryptosporidium infections are commonly found in children and immunocompromised individuals. The small intestine is the most common primary site of infection in humans while extraintestinal cryptosporidiosis occurs in immunocompromised individuals affecting the biliary tract, lungs, or pancreas...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459009/bioethics-a-brief-review
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Jharna Mandal, Dinoop Korol Ponnambath, Subhash Chandra Parija
Medical and life sciences research is a key driver in development, which leads to better quality of life. These pursuits can lead to discrimination, human rights violation, and injustice. The field of bioethics explores the ethical issues arising due to these advances in research and encompasses social, judicial, and environmental aspects affecting human beings. This brief review discusses the origin of bioethics, its principles, various international organizations, and their network involved in the development and propagation of guidelines on conducting biomedical research...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459008/guest-commentary-plasmodium-knowlesi-need-to-diagnose-in-india
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Abhishek Mewara, Rakesh Sehgal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459007/a-hearty-new-year-wishes-to-all-readers
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EDITORIAL
Subhash Chandra Parija
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January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722107/an-e-mail-interview-with-dr-nadira-karunaweera-senior-professor-and-chair-head-of-department-parasitology-faculty-of-medicine-university-of-colombo-sri-lanka
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722106/nonresponsiveness-to-standard-treatment-in-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-case-series-from-sri-lanka
#15
Fathima Wardha Refai, Nayani P Madarasingha, Rohini Fernandopulle, Nadira Karunaweera
Leishmaniasis is caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Leishmania. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Sri Lanka with over 3000 cases during the last decade and numbers are increasing. Treatment options available in Sri Lanka for CL include intralesional/intramuscular sodium stibogluconate and cryotherapy. Eight cases of treatment failure with standard therapy are reported from the Dermatology Clinic, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura. Therapeutic regimes aim for clinical healing, these patients responded poorly to anti-leishmanial therapy, indicating the need for close monitoring, explore alternative treatment options and to investigate for drug resistance in parasites...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722105/hematuria-without-chyluria-it-could-still-be-due-to-filarial-etiology
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Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Manodeep Sen, Nihar Ranjan Dash, R Bansal, Manoj Kumar, Anand Kumar Maurya
There are few reports of "microfilaria in the urine." We report an elderly woman with gross hematuria who was being investigated for urinary tract tuberculosis. Three consecutive urine samples showed microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti. However, she did not have chyluria. Treatment with diethylcarbamazine cleared up the hematuria within 3 days. Chyluria, hematuria, and hematochyluria are problems of Bancroftian filariasis reported worldwide. The literature review was made to present a simplified way for management...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722104/the-role-of-haematological-parameters-in-predicting-malaria-with-special-emphasis-on-neutrophil-lymphocyte-count-ratio-and-monocyte-lymphocyte-ratio-a-single-institutional-experience
#17
Cheryl Sarah Philipose, T Umashankar
INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a mosquito borne disease which is a major public health problem and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Various haematological parameters have been studied to help predict malaria, such as alteration in the leucocyte count, platelet counts and erythrocyte counts. The neutrophil lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) was found to have a good predictive value in systemic inflammation, particularly in critical care setting. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to study the various haematological parameters and acertain the predictive value of NLCR and MLR in the detection of malaria...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722103/rising-trends-of-neurocysticercosis-a-serological-report-from-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
#18
Piriyatharisini Thamilselvan, Krishna Raj Muthuraman, Jharna Mandal, Subash Chandra Parija
INTRODUCTION: Taenia solium is a common two-host parasitic cestode, residing in both humans (definitive) and pigs (intermediate). Invasion of this parasitic cyst into central nervous system leads to a condition known as neurocysticercosis (NCC). The World Health Organization (WHO) considers NCC as one of the "most neglected" tropical zoonotic diseases. The disease is presented with pleomorphic clinical manifestations, of which epilepsy is the most common. Diagnosis of NCC is carried out by serological tests and imaging methods...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722102/comparison-of-protein-expression-pattern-between-the-plasmodium-falciparum-chloroquine-resistant-rkl9-and-chloroquine-sensitive-mrc2-strains
#19
Hiasindh Ashmi Antony, Vrushali Pathak, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Subhash Chandra Parija
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the protein expression patterns of Plasmodium falciparum extracellular and intracellular proteins separated by two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) from the chloroquine-sensitive (CQS) MRC2 strain and chloroquine-resistant (CQR) RKL9 strain. Materials and Methods: Both the extracellular protein (ECP) and intracellular protein (ICP) were extracted and solubilized. The proteins were separated by 2-DE, first based on their charges using isoelectric focusing and then their sizes by electrophoresis...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722101/toxoplasmosis-in-hiv-infection-an-overview
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Anuradha Basavaraju
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite presenting as a zoonotic infection distributed worldwide. In HIV-positive individuals, it causes severe opportunistic infections, which is of major public health concern as it results in physical and psychological disabilities. In healthy immunocompetent individuals, it causes asymptomatic chronic persistent infections, but in immunosuppressed patients, there is reactivation of the parasite if the CD4 counts fall below 200 cells/μl. The seroprevalence rates are variable in different geographic areas...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
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