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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630746/delusional-parasitosis-on-the-psychiatric-consultation-service-a-longitudinal-perspective-case-study
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Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615882/isolated-cysticercosis-involving-the-anterior-abdominal-wall-a-rare-case-report
#2
Pooja Jaiswal, Yogesh Kumar Yadav, Somil Jaiswal, Nilam Bhasker
Isolated cysticercosis of anterior abdominal wall without parasitosis of central nervous system is very rare and may mimic a tumor leading to diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. Histopathological examination plays an important role in making a definitive diagnosis. Here we report a case of a 13-year old Muslim girl presenting with swelling and pain in left lower abdomen which was clinically diagnosed as lipoma. On histopathological examination cysticercus with surrounding inflammation was seen. Since cysticercosis is a preventable disease, early and accurate diagnosis is necessary for the reduction of disease burden in the endemic areas...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615772/postherpetic-neuralgia-presenting-as-delusional-parasitosis-a-case-series
#3
Shailendra Mohan Tripathi, Priti Singh, Nisha Mani Pandey
Delusional parasitosis (DP) or Ekbom's disease is a rare psychiatric condition where the sufferers have a firm-fixed belief of insects crawling over their skin. The condition may be primary monosymptomatic hypochrondrical delusion or secondary to an underlying psychiatric or organic condition. We present two cases of elderly men presenting with classical symptomatology of DP, which is found to be secondary to postherpetic neuralgia following an acute episode of shingles or herpes zoster infection. One patient responded to a combination of antipsychotic, olanzapine, and pregabalin, used for neuropathic pain, and the other patient responded completely with medications used for neuropathic pain only without any antipsychotic use...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614462/-cross-sectional-study-of-intestinal-parasitosis-in-child-populations-in-argentina
#4
Graciela Teresa Navone, María Lorena Zonta, Paola Cociancic, Mariela Garraza, María Inés Gamboa, Luis Alberto Giambelluca, Silvia Dahinten, Evelia Edith Oyhenart
Objective: Determine the distribution of intestinal parasitosis in children in nine provinces representative of Argentina's mosaic of contrasting environments. Methods: Descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study of preschool children (5 years old or under) and school-age children (6-14 years) in the provinces of Buenos Aires (sample taken between 2005 and 2013), Chubut (2010-2013), Corrientes (2012), Entre Ríos (2010-2012), Formosa (2014), La Pampa (2006), Mendoza (2008-2011), Misiones (2005-2008 and 2013), and Salta (2012-2013)...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577532/parasitic-outbreak-of-the-copepod-balaenophilus-manatorum-in-neonate-loggerhead-sea-turtles-caretta-caretta-from-a-head-starting-program
#5
J L Crespo-Picazo, D García-Parraga, F Domènech, J Tomás, F J Aznar, J Ortega, J M Corpa
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated to external parasitosis are scarcely reported in sea turtles. During the last decades several organism have been documented as a part of normal epibiont community connected to sea turtles. The copepod Balaenophilus manatorum has been cited as a part of epibiont fauna with some concern about its parasitic capacity. This study serves three purposes, i.e. (i) it sheds light on the type of life style that B. manatorum has developed with its hosts, particularly turtles; (ii) it makes a cautionary note of the potential health risks associated with B...
June 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574237/gastrointestinal-nematodes-and-the-deworming-of-mouflon-ovis-aries-musimon-from-goleniowska-forest-in-west-pomerania-province-poland
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Aleksandra Balicka-Ramisz, Łukasz Laurans, Przemysław Jurczyk, Ewa Kwita, Anna Ramisz
Ruminants often live in environments where the natural balance has been disturbed by humans. As a result, there is a transfer of parasitosis to domestic animals and sometimes humans. The aim of the study was to determine the annual species composition and level of gastrointestinal nematode infection of mouflon (Ovis aries musimon) from the half-open breeding colonizing areas of the Goleniowska Forest, and to assess the effectiveness of deworming. The course of the parasitic infection of mouflon depends largely on geoclimatic and breeding factors...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553626/insecticide-activity-of-ageratina-jahnii-and-ageratina-pichinchensis-asteraceae-against-lutzomyia-migonei-diptera-psychodidae
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Lizzeth Torres, Janne Rojas, Maritza Rondón, Antonio Morales, Elsa Nieves
BACKGROUND: Insects are mostly pathogens transmitters, thus the necessity of finding effective bioinsecticides to combat them. In the present investigation, the insecticide activity of Ageratina jahnii and Ageratina pichinchensis (Asteraceae) essential oils, methanol, and aqueous extracts was evaluated against Lutzomyia migonei (Diptera: Psychodidae) females, Leishmania transmitters, a wide distributed parasitosis in Latin America. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All extracts were prepared by maceration at room temperature, and essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation process...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538867/preval%C3%A3%C2%AAncia-de-infec%C3%A3-%C3%A3-o-por-helicobacter-pylori-em-uma-comunidade-ind%C3%A3-gena-em-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-e-fatores-associados-estudo-transversalprevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-an-indigenous-community-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-and-associated-factors-cross-sectional-study
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Juliana Rejane da Silva Roque, Rodrigo Strehl Machado, Douglas Rodrigues, Patrícia Rech, Elisabete Kawakami
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection is unevenly distributed among different populations. The aim here was to evaluate the factors associated with Helicobacter pylori infection among children up to five years of age living in a high-risk community. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study in an indigenous community of Guarani Mbya ethnicity, Tekoa Ytu and Tekoa Pyau villages, Jaraguá district, city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. METHODS: 74 children aged 0...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
#9
Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511820/somatic-symptom-disorder-in-dermatology
#10
James L Levenson, Aditi A Sharma, Alex G Ortega-Loayza
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is defined by the prominence of somatic symptoms associated with abnormal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the symptoms, resulting in significant distress and impairment. Individuals with these disorders are more commonly encountered in primary care and other medical settings, including dermatology practice, than in psychiatric and other mental health settings. What defines the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as abnormal is that they are excessive, that is, out of proportion to other patients with similar somatic symptoms, and that they result in significant distress and impairment...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505094/antigiardial-activity-of-podophyllotoxin-type-lignans-from-bursera-fagaroides-var-fagaroides
#11
Filiberto Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Ana María Puebla-Pérez, Sirenia González-Pozos, José Manuel Hernández-Hernández, Armando Pérez-Rangel, Laura Patricia Alvarez, Gabriela Tapia-Pastrana, Araceli Castillo-Romero
Giardiasis, a diarrheal disease, is highly prevalent in developing countries. Several drugs are available for the treatment of this parasitosis; unfortunately, all of them have variable efficacies and adverse effects. Bursera fagaroides has been known for its anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal properties in Mexican traditional medicine. We investigated the in vitro anti-giardial activities of four podophyllotoxin-type lignans from Bursera fagaroides var. fagaroides, namely, 5'-desmethoxy-β-peltatin-A-methylether (5-DES), acetylpodophyllotoxin (APOD), burseranin (BUR), and podophyllotoxin (POD)...
May 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453238/attentiveness-of-dermatologists-in-the-middle-east-to-psychocutaneous-medicine
#12
Ossama T Osman, Abdul-Kader Souid, Fadwa Al-Mugaddam, Bell R Eapen, Mohammad Jafferany
Objective: Patients with skin diseases often have psychological problems and complications that require assessment and treatment. The main objective of this study was to explore attentiveness of dermatologists to psychiatric symptoms in their patients. Methods: A previously validated online questionnaire was used to explore the attitude and experience of dermatologists practicing in the Middle East toward the assessment of the psychiatric needs of their patients...
April 27, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423091/an-unusual-abdominal-wall-mass-in-a-child
#13
Amalia Maria do Espirito Santo Souza, Tomas Marzagão Barbuto, Flávia Alessandra Freitas, Nathalia Fernandes Vianna, Carla Maria Costa Zanchetta, Silvana Forsait, Claudio Borba, Alessandra Milani Prandini de Azambuja, Lilian Maria Cristofani, Vicente Odone
Abdominal tumors are one of the most common types of pediatric cancer. Therefore, they should always be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses. Here, we present the case of a child whose initial hypothesis of diagnosis contemplated this possibility. Later, it was demonstrated that the abdominal mass found was secondary to a common parasitosis. A 2-year old, moderately malnourished and pale white boy was referred with a history of a rapidly growing, well-limited, middle abdominal mass. The mass was 10 by 3 cm, hard and poorly movable, apparently involving both abdominal rectus muscles...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394981/-clinical-and-epidemiological-characteristics-of-strongyloidiasis-in-patients-with-comorbidities
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Amanda Regueira Fernandes, Sebastián Romero, Paula Fernanda Alcântara de Souza Melo, Paulo Sérgio Ramos Araújo, Oscar Bottasso, Abraham Rocha, Eduardo Brandão
The strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease that poses as a serious public health problem, mainly in tropical and subtropical countries. Over the years, some conditions, such as advances in corticosteroid treatment and immunosuppressive diseases, have improved not only the increase in cases of strongyloidiasis, but also the emergence of severe forms of the disease and / or deaths. For these reasons, the objective of this study is to make a critical analysis of the occurrence of strongyloidiasis in patients with comorbidities, describing clinical and epidemiological characteristics associated with these diseases that can highlight the importance of monitoring this parasitosis in most susceptible groups...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328809/infectious-diseases-prevalence-vaccination-coverage-and-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-population-of-internationally-adopted-children-referred-to-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-from-2009-to-2015
#15
Sara Sollai, Francesca Ghetti, Leila Bianchi, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini
Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5.40 years; interquartile range: 3.00-7.90) were enrolled, 123/1612 (7...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251544/-malaria-and-intestinal-parasitosis-in-pregnant-woman-at-abobo-district-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
#16
G Coulibaly, K P Yao, M Koffi, B A Ahouty, L K Louhourignon, M N'Cho, E K N'Goran
A prospective study was carried out from 2010 to 2012 at the Hôpital Général d'Abobo (HGA) in Abidjan, in order to determine the impact of infectious and parasitic diseases on child cognitive development. Blood samples were examined by means of thick drop and blood smear; as for stool by direct examination and concentration by formalin-ether method. We evaluated the prevalence, the parasite load of malaria and gastrointestinal parasites; then we investigated the risk factors for these disorders. Overall, 331 pregnant women in the last trimester of their pregnancy were enrolled...
May 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251230/parasitic-infestation-in-appendicitis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-660-patients-and-brief-literature-review
#17
Eren Altun, Veli Avci, Meltem Azatcam
To investigate the incidence of parasitic infestations and inflammation accompanying parasitosis in a series of appendectomy cases.  Methods: Six-hundred-sixty  patients who had undergone appendectomy in Bingöl State Hospital, Bingol, Turkey with the preliminary diagnosis of appendicitis between January 2012 and February 2015 were included in this retrospective study. They were retrospectively evaluated in terms of age, gender and pathological findings. Cases diagnosed with parasitic infestations were re-evaluated histopathologically for inflammatory response...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239956/spreading-of-thelazia-callipaeda-in-greece
#18
E Papadopoulos, A Komnenou, A Thomas, E Ioannidou, V Colella, D Otranto
Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae), the so-called oriental eyeworm, has been increasingly reported as an agent of infection in animals and humans from many European countries. Clinical signs range from subclinical to moderate or severe ocular disorders (e.g., epiphora, photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, ulcers). The disease has been also diagnosed in animals from countries of the Balkan area (e.g., Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia), but only a single case of canine thelaziosis, presumably autochthonous, was reported in Northern Greece...
February 26, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215872/detection-of-specific-antibodies-in-cats-infected-with-the-lung-nematode-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus
#19
Eva-Maria Zottler, Christina Strube, Manuela Schnyder
Feline aelurostrongylosis, caused by the metastrongylid nematode Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, is an underestimated respiratory parasitosis. Its diagnosis currently mainly relies on the isolation of first stage larvae from fresh faecal samples. The aim of our study was to develop a serological test for the detection of specific antibodies against A. abstrusus by ELISA. We used recombinant major sperm protein (MSP) of the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus as detection antigen and evaluated two different ELISA plates (Maxisorp and Immobilizer™ Amino-plate, Nunc Roskilde, Denmark) with two different enzyme systems [alkaline phosphatase (AP) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)]...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177049/n-acetyl-cysteine-inhibits-liver-oxidative-stress-markers-in-balb-c-mice-infected-with-leishmania-amazonensis
#20
Juciano Gasparotto, Alice Kunzler, Mario Roberto Senger, Celeste da Silva Freitas de Souza, Salvatore Giovanni de Simone, Rafael Calixto Bortolin, Nauana Somensi, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, José Claudio Fonseca Moreira, Ana Lúcia Abreu-Silva, Kátia da Silva Calabrese, Floriano Paes Silva, Daniel Pens Gelain
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a parasitosis caused by several species of the genus Leishmania. These parasites present high resistance against oxidative stress generated by inflammatory cells. OBJECTIVES: To investigate oxidative stress and molecular inflammatory markers in BALB/c mice infected with L. amazonensis and the effect of antioxidant treatment on these parameters. METHODS: Four months after infection, oxidative and inflammatory parameters of liver, kidneys, spleen, heart and lungs from BALB/c mice were assessed...
February 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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