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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016316/toxocara-seroprevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-in-the-united-states
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Andrew N Berrett, Lance D Erickson, Shawn D Gale, Allison Stone, Bruce L Brown, Dawson W Hedges
Caused by the parasitic nematodes Toxocara canis and cati, toxocariasis in humans can result in covert toxocariasis, ocular toxocariasis, visceral larval migrans, and neurotoxocariasis. A common infection, toxocariasis exposure varies widely within and between countries, with a previous estimate of Toxocara seroprevalence using data from 1988 to 1994 in the United States of approximately 13%. Age, poverty, sex, educational attainment, ethnicity, and region have been associated with Toxocara seroprevalence. In this study, we sought to determine the seroprevalence of and factors associated with Toxocara seropositivity in the United States using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2011 to 2014 to provide a more recent estimate of Toxocara seroprevalence in the United States...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953957/ige-reactivity-to-%C3%AE-gal-in-relation-to-lyme-borreliosis
#2
Ivar Tjernberg, Carl Hamsten, Danijela Apostolovic, Marianne van Hage
BACKGROUND: An association between tick bites, the development of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to galactose-α-1, 3-galactose (α-Gal) and red meat allergy has recently been reported. Here we wanted to elucidate the relation between tick exposure, IgE antibodies to α-Gal and Lyme borreliosis (LB). METHODS: In the highly LB endemic area of Kalmar County, Sweden, serum samples and health inquiries from 518 blood donors were included. All sera were investigated for multiple IgG anti-Borrelia antibodies using a multiplex assay (recomBead, Mikrogen)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943834/cutaneous-lyme-borreliosis-guideline-of-the-german-dermatology-society
#3
Heidelore Hofmann, Volker Fingerle, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Hans-Iko Huppertz, Andreas Krause, Sebastian Rauer, Bernhard Ruf
This guideline of the German Dermatology Society primarily focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. It has received consensus from 22 German medical societies and 2 German patient organisations. It is the first part of an AWMF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V.) interdisciplinary guideline: "Lyme Borreliosis - Diagnosis and Treatment, development stage S3". The guideline is directed at physicians in private practices and clinics who treat Lyme borreliosis...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906088/bullous-cutaneous-larva-migrans-case-series-and-review-of-atypical-clinical-presentations
#4
Stefano Veraldi, Ermira Çuka, Paolo Pontini, Fabrizio Vaira
Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HRCLM) is caused by the penetration and migration in the epidermis of larvae of Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum. It is characterized by slightly raised and erythematous tracks, located especially on the feet. These tracks may be single or multiple, serpiginous or linear, ramified and intertwined, accompanied by pruritus. Atypical clinical presentations of HRCLM are currently more frequent than in the past. We present six patients with bullous HRCLM and discuss the possible pathogenetic factors...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903511/fatal-deer-tick-virus-infection-in-maine
#5
Catherine E Cavanaugh, Paul L Muscat, Sam R Telford, Heidi Goethert, William Pendlebury, Susan P Elias, Rebecca Robich, Margret Welch, Charles B Lubelczyk, Robert P Smith
Deer tick virus (DTV), a genetic variant (lineage II) of Powassan virus, is a rare cause of encephalitis in North America. We report a fatal case of DTV encephalitis following a documented bite from an Ixodes scapularis tick and the erythema migrans rash associated with Lyme disease.
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887186/to-test-or-not-to-test-laboratory-support-for-the-diagnosis-of-lyme-borreliosis
#6
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Ram B Dessau, Alje P van Dam, Volker Fingerle, Jeremy Gray, Joppe Hovius, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Benoit Jaulhac, Olaf Kahl, Wolfgang Kristoferitsch, Per-Eric Lindgren, Mateusz Markowicz, Sally Mavin, Katharina Ornstein, Tobias Rupprecht, Gerold Stanek, Franc Strle
BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a tick-borne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The most frequent clinical manifestations are erythema migrans and Lyme neuroborreliosis. Currently, a large volume of diagnostic testing for Lyme borreliosis is reported, whereas the incidence of clinically relevant disease manifestations is low. This indicates overuse of diagnostic testing for LB with implications for patient care and cost effective health management. AIM: The recommendations provided in this review are intended to support both the clinical diagnosis and initiatives for a more rational use of laboratory testing in patients with clinically suspected Lyme borreliosis...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878527/cutaneous-larva-migrans
#7
Richie Manikat, Saman Kannangara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862690/variations-in-the-rate-of-infestations-of-dogs-with-zoonotic-nematodes-and-the-contamination-of-soil-in-different-environments
#8
Maria Bernadeta Studzińska, Marta Demkowska-Kutrzepa, Anna Borecka, Michał Meisner, Krzysztof Tomczuk, Monika Roczeń-Karczmarz, Teresa Kłapeć, Zahrai Abbass, Alicja Cholewa
Companion animals are an important aspect in human life. However, they may also be considered a source of pathogens. An example of zoonotic parasitoses is toxocarosis or cutaneous larva migrans (CLM). The aim of the study was to detect zoonotic nematodes of dogs living in different areas and the intensity of contamination in parasite polluted environments that are hazardous to human health. The fecal samples were examined using standard flotation and decantation methods as well as McMaster's quantitative technique...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807291/toxocara-canis-analysis-of-the-kinetics-of-antigen-release-and-antibody-production-in-an-in-vivo-model-for-the-detection-of-past-or-present-infection
#9
Aarón Rodríguez-Caballero, Mario Noé Martínez-Gordillo, Silvia Caballero-Salazar, Yadira Rufino-González, Martha Ponce-Macotela
Worldwide, Toxocara canis is an important zoonotic nematode of public health concern. This soil-transmitted helminth causes visceral larva and ocular larva migrans in paratenic hosts. The detection of T. canis larva migrans is complicated because current immunological tests detect only IgG antibodies, which can cross-react with antigens from other parasites and cannot distinguish between the past and present infection. Analysis of antigen release and antibody production could help improve the detection of larva migrans...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794875/the-humtick-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-post-treatment-lyme-disease-syndrome-and-the-disease-and-cost-burden-of-lyme-borreliosis-in-belgium
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Laurence Geebelen, Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Hein Sprong, Steven Van Gucht, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck, Katrien Tersago
BACKGROUND: In Belgium, different routine surveillance systems are in place to follow-up Lyme borreliosis trends. However, accurate data on the disease and monetary burden for the different clinical manifestations are lacking. Despite recommended antibiotic treatment, a proportion of Lyme patients report persisting aspecific symptoms for six months or more (e.g. fatigue, widespread musculoskeletal pain, cognitive difficulties), a syndrome now named "post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome" (PTLDS)...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780055/-amoxicillin-induced-skin-rash-sparing-a-plaque-of-erythema-migrans-renb%C3%A3-k-phenomenon-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
M Dumas, L Blum, E Begon
INTRODUCTION: Renbök phenomenon describes the inhibition of a lesion when a different one appears. We describe the first case of Renbök phenomenon occurring in a context of erythema migrans (EM) spared by an amoxicillin-induced skin rash and we also present a literature review. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old patient was treated with amoxicillin for EM on the right knee and subsequently developed generalized erythema as a result of an antibiotic-induced skin rash, with sparing of the area previously affected by EM...
August 2, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754237/treatment-of-larva-migrans-syndrome-with-long-term-administration-of-albendazole
#12
Amy Hombu, Ayako Yoshida, Taisei Kikuchi, Eiji Nagayasu, Mika Kuroki, Haruhiko Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Larva migrans syndrome is a food-borne parasitic disease in humans, caused by accidental ingestion of eggs or larvae of ascarid nematodes, namely, Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, or Ascaris suum, the roundworms commonly found in the intestines of dogs, cats and pigs respectively. When a patient is diagnosed as having larva migrans syndrome, oral-administration of albendazole is recommended, however, the regimen remains controversial worldwide. In Japan, the duration of albendazole administration is longer than those of European and North American countries...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743947/match-between-soaring-modes-of-black-kites-and-the-fine-scale-distribution-of-updrafts
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Carlos D Santos, Frank Hanssen, Antonio-Román Muñoz, Alejandro Onrubia, Martin Wikelski, Roel May, João P Silva
Understanding how soaring birds use updrafts at small spatial scales is important to identify ecological constraints of movement, and may help to prevent conflicts between wind-energy development and the conservation of wildlife. We combined high-frequency GPS animal tracking and fine-spatial-scale uplift modelling to establish a link between flight behaviour of soaring birds and the distribution of updrafts. We caught 21 black kites (Milvus migrans) and GPS-tracked them while flying over the Tarifa region, on the Spanish side of the Strait of Gibraltar...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727752/atypical-presentation-of-hepatic-visceral-larva-migrans-mimicking-cancer-and-associated-with-adamts13-deficiency-mediated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-first-report-from-reunion-island
#14
Simon Bonnefond, Aurélie Foucher, Patricia Zunic, Gautier Hoarau, Jean-François Magnaval
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726624/lyme-borreliosis-in-finland-1995-2014
#15
Eeva Sajanti, Mikko Virtanen, Otto Helve, Markku Kuusi, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Sane
We investigated the epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis (LB) in Finland for the period 1995-2014 by using data from 3 different healthcare registers. We reviewed data on disseminated LB cases from the National Infectious Diseases Register (21,051 cases) and the National Hospital Discharge Register (10,402 cases) and data on primary LB (erythema migrans) cases from the Register for Primary Health Care Visits (11,793 cases). Incidence of microbiologically confirmed disseminated LB cases increased from 7/100,000 population in 1995 to 31/100,000 in 2014...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722600/ocular-gnathostomiasis-update-of-earlier-survey
#16
Yukifumi Nawa, Masahide Yoshikawa, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Verajit Chotmongkol, Sandra Fernández Figueiras, Maria Benavides, Sylvia Paz Diaz Camacho
Ocular gnathostomiasis is rather a rare food-borne zoonosis caused by infection with the larvae of several species of genus Gnathostoma and is a representative ocular larva migrans syndrome. In our previous literature survey, we found 73 cases of ocular gnathostomiasis reported up to and including 2009, though additional sporadic cases have been reported in Asia and the Americas since that report. Here, we review 10 additional cases reported since 2010, and also update current findings regarding epidemiological and clinical features in affected patients...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705983/completed-genome-sequences-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-stricto-b31-nrz-and-closely-related-patient-isolates-from-europe
#17
Gabriele Margos, Sabrina Hepner, Christoph Mang, Andreas Sing, Bernhard Liebl, Volker Fingerle
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is a causative agent of human Lyme borreliosis in the United States and Europe. We report here the completed genome sequences of strain B31 isolated from a tick in the United States and two closely related strains from Europe, PAli and PAbe, which were isolated from patients with erythema migrans and neuroborreliosis, respectively.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705754/progression-of-lyme-disease-to-bell-s-palsy-despite-treatment-with-doxycycline
#18
Luis A Marcos, Zengmin Yan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703098/surveillance-perspective-on-lyme-borreliosis-across-the-european-union-and-european-economic-area
#19
Cees C van den Wijngaard, Agnetha Hofhuis, Mariana Simões, Ente Rood, Wilfrid van Pelt, Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Europe. Erythema migrans (EM), an early, localised skin rash, is its most common presentation. Dissemination of the bacteria can lead to more severe manifestations including skin, neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal and ocular manifestations. Comparison of LB incidence rates in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and Balkan countries are difficult in the absence of standardised surveillance and reporting procedures. We explored six surveillance scenarios for LB surveillance in the EU/EEA, based on the following key indicators: (i) erythema migrans, (ii) neuroborreliosis, (iii) all human LB manifestations, (iv) seroprevalence, (v) tick bites, and (vi) infected ticks and reservoir hosts...
July 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678896/gastrointestinal-parasites-in-stray-and-shelter-cats-in-the-municipality-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
#20
Pâmela Figueiredo Pereira, Alynne da Silva Barbosa, Ana Paula Pereira de Moura, Marcelo Leitão Vasconcellos, Claudia Maria Antunes Uchôa, Otílio Machado Pereira Bastos, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira
The increasingly urban nature of the population has led many people to choose independent pets, such as cats. This situation has also made it possible for these animals to be abandoned, thus increasing the numbers of cats on the streets and in shelters. These animals can act as a source of infection for other hosts. Between 2014 and 2015, the frequency of gastrointestinal parasites in captive and stray cats in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro was analyzed. Ninety-one fecal samples were collected from captive cats and 172 from stray cats...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
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