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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078992/prevalence-of-d-fragilis-infection-in-the-household-contacts-of-a-group-of-infected-patients
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Candela Menéndez Fernández-Miranda, Jonathan Fernández-Suarez, Mercedes Rodríguez-Pérez, Pablo Menéndez Fernández-Miranda, Fernando Vázquez, Jose A Boga Ribeiro, Azucena Rodríguez-Guardado
INTRODUCTION: The results of a study on the household contacts of patients with D. fragilis infection are presented. METHODS: A prospective, descriptive study was carried out on all Dientamoeba fragilis-infected patients treated at the Tropical Medicine Unit of Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias between 2012- 2017 and their household contacts. Three stool samples per patient and three stool samples from each of their household contacts were concentrated and analysed...
October 24, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055284/multiple-sampling-and-saf-fixative-triple-faeces-testing-for-dysbiosis-and-pathogenic-infections-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-case-report
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Johanna Mauss, Michelle Retz, Roger Dilts, Jeffrey Langland
The classic presentation of acute gastrointestinal (GI) parasitic infection including fever, diarrhea, nausea, and/or abdominal pain is not always a reliable measure. In these cases, parasitic infections require sensitive stool testing to be identified and treated effectively. The standard practice for stool analysis typically requires 3 separate stool specimens to be collected on 3 separate days to overcome the possibility of misdiagnosis due to intermittent shedding. Nonetheless, this practice is not often utilized due to very short periods of sample viability, which often leads to patient misdiagnosis...
October 21, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979346/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-human-intestinal-parasites-in-roudehen-tehran-province-iran
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Nasrin Hemmati, Elham Razmjou, Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshejani, Abbas Motevalian, Lameh Akhlaghi, Ahmad Reza Meamar
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections are among the most common infections and health problems worldwide. Due to the lack of epidemiologic information of such infections, the prevalence of, and the risk factors for, enteric parasites were investigated in residents of Roudehen, Tehran Province, Iran. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 561 triple fecal samples were collected through a two-stage cluster-sampling protocol from Jun to Dec 2014. The samples were examined by formalin-ether concentration, culture, and with molecular methods...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957005/systemic-histomoniasis-in-a-leucistic-indian-peafowl-pavo-cristatus-from-southern-brazil
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Mariana de Mello Zanim Michelazzo, João Pedro Sasse, Marielen de Souza, Victor Hugo Brunaldi Marutani, Ana Angelita Sampaio Baptista, João Luis Garcia, Amauri Alcindo Alfieri, Selwyn Arlington Headley
The pathological and molecular findings associated with Histomonas meleagridis are described in a leucistic Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) from Southern Brazil. The most significant gross findings were multifocal necrotizing hepatitis and diphtheric typhlitis. Histopathologic evaluation of the liver, ceca, kidney, spleen, and small intestine revealed systemic histomoniasis (SH) associated with intralesional and intravascular accumulations of histomonad organisms consistent with H. meleagridis. PCR was used to amplify the DNA of H...
September 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880141/-clioquinol-use-for-dientamoeba-fragilis-infections-is-questionable
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F van Hunsel, C van Nieuwkoop, B H Ch Stricker
Clioquinol is used for treatment of amoebiasis and infection with Dientamoeba fragilis. In a guideline of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy, clioquinol is recommended as a first-choice treatment for Dientamoeba fragilis. This drug, however, is associated with subacute myelo-optico-neuropathy (SMON). It was withdrawn from the market worldwide in 1985 by manufacturer Ciba-Geigy. Although the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board has registered no products for systemic use of clioquinol since then, the drug is available as a pharmacy-compounded drug and the last few years the use of clioquinol in the Netherlands has risen again...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877704/coproscopy-and-molecular-screening-for-detection-of-intestinal-protozoa
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Marawan Abu-Madi, Sonia Boughattas, Jerzy M Behnke, Aarti Sharma, Ahmed Ismail
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitosis is one of several health concerns about immigrants who travel from endemic to non-endemic regions. Reliable rapid sensitive diagnostic tools, for use in non-endemic regions, are urgently required to enable frequent assessment of immigrant workers in jobs where risk of local transmission is a particular concern (e.g. food-handlers). We assessed the burden of intestinal protozoa in newly arrived immigrants and those applying for renewal of work permits in Qatar (n = 735), by both microscopic examination of stool samples and by Real Time PCR methodology...
September 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842214/travel-related-acquisition-of-diarrhoeagenic-bacteria-enteral-viruses-and-parasites-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-98-dutch-travellers
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Jarne M van Hattem, Maris S Arcilla, Martin P Grobusch, Aldert Bart, Martin C Bootsma, Perry J van Genderen, Tom van Gool, Abraham Goorhuis, Jaap J van Hellemond, Richard Molenkamp, Nicky Molhoek, Astrid M Oude Lashof, Ellen E Stobberingh, Bob de Wever, Henri A Verbrugh, Damian C Melles, John Penders, Constance Schultsz, Menno D de Jong
BACKGROUND: Limited prospective data are available on the acquisition of viral, bacterial and parasitic diarrhoeagenic agents by healthy individuals during travel. METHODS: To determine the frequency of travel associated acquisition of 19 pathogens in 98 intercontinental travellers, qPCR was used to detect 8 viral pathogens, 6 bacterial enteric pathogens and 5 parasite species in faecal samples collected immediately before and after travel. RESULTS: We found high pre-travel carriage rates of Blastocystis spp...
August 24, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725935/erratum-to-the-role-of-blastocystis-sp-and-dientamoeba-fragilis-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Ali Haghighi, Vafa Saber, Bahram Armon, Seyyed Javad Seyyedtabaei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697994/molecular-epidemiology-of-dientamoeba-fragilis
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REVIEW
Simone M Cacciò
The flagellated protozoan Dientamoeba fragilis is one of the most commonly diagnosed parasite of the human gut, with a global distribution. Nevertheless, essential aspects of its biology remain incompletely understood or controversial, most notably life cycle, host range, transmission routes and the ability to cause disease. Molecular epidemiologic studies are also scarce, and limited by the lack of informative genotyping tools. To date, two D. fragilis genotypes (1 and 2) are recognized, with a strong predominance of genotype 1 in both humans and few animal hosts...
July 8, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668983/the-role-of-blastocystis-sp-and-dientamoeba-fragilis-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Ali Haghighi, Vafa Saber, Bahram Armon, Seyyed Javad Seyyedtabaei
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is globally one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders with a negative impact on quality of life and socio-economic status of patients. Recently, controversial evidences suggest that Blastocystis sp. and Dientamoeba fragilis infections may be implicated in the development of IBS. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the possible association regarding this issue. PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane electronic databases were searched (up to February 2017) to identify the relevant studies...
July 1, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648295/detection-and-prevalence-of-protozoan-parasites-in-ready-to-eat-packaged-salads-on-sale-in-italy
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Tiziana Caradonna, Marianna Marangi, Federica Del Chierico, Nicola Ferrari, Sofia Reddel, Giorgia Bracaglia, Giovanni Normanno, Lorenza Putignani, Annunziata Giangaspero
To investigate the prevalence of protozoan contamination by Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Toxoplasma gondii and Cyclospora cayetanensis, in 'ready to eat' (RTE) salads on sale in Italy, 648 packages were purchased from industrial and local brands. Nine individual packages from each brand were collected per month, pooled and subjected to microscopy and molecular analyses. Microscopic examination of 864 slides detected Cryptosporidium spp. but also Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis. Molecular tools identified G...
October 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603232/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasitoses-detected-in-padua-teaching-hospital-italy-march-2011-february-2013
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Andrea Bartolini, Giulia Zorzi, Valeria Besutti
The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of parasitic intestinal infections in patients attending Padua teaching hospital during a two-year period. Between 1st March 2011 and 28th February 2013, we examined stool specimens from 7341 patients (6127 Italians, 1214 non-Italians) for ova and parasites using microscopy, rapid enzyme immunoassays, culture techniques and molecular methods. Stools of 1080 patients (14.71%) were positive for parasites; a total of 1349 intestinal parasites were counted...
June 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458199/occurrence-and-removal-efficiency-of-parasitic-protozoa-in-swedish-wastewater-treatment-plants
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Björn Berglund, Olaf Dienus, Ekaterina Sokolova, Emma Berglind, Andreas Matussek, Thomas Pettersson, Per-Eric Lindgren
Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis are parasitic protozoa and causative agents of gastroenteritis in humans. G. intestinalis and Cryptosporidium spp. in particular are the most common protozoa associated with waterborne outbreaks in high-income countries. Surveillance of protozoan prevalence in wastewater and evaluation of wastewater treatment removal efficiencies of protozoan pathogens is therefore imperative for assessment of human health risk. In this study, influent and effluent wastewater samples from three wastewater treatment plants in Sweden were collected over nearly one year and assessed for prevalence of parasitic protozoa...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330885/dientamoeba-fragilis-a-commensal-in-children-in-danish-day-care-centers
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Pikka Jokelainen, Betina Hebbelstrup Jensen, Bente Utoft Andreassen, Andreas Munk Petersen, Dennis Röser, Karen A Krogfelt, Henrik V Nielsen, Christen R Stensvold
Dientamoeba fragilis is an intestinal protozoan of debated clinical significance. Here, we present cross-sectional and longitudinal observations on D. fragilis in children aged 0 to 6 years from a 1-year multi-day-care-center cohort study set in Copenhagen, Denmark. The inclusion period for the cohort was 2009 through 2012. Stool samples collected from the children were accompanied by questionnaires completed by the parents or guardians of the children. Using real-time PCR, D. fragilis was detected in the first stool sample from 97 of 142 (68...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290266/improved-diagnosis-of-trichuris-trichiura-by-using-a-bead-beating-procedure-on-ethanol-preserved-stool-samples-prior-to-dna-isolation-and-the-performance-of-multiplex-real-time-pcr-for-intestinal-parasites
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Maria M M Kaisar, Eric A T Brienen, Yenny Djuardi, Erliyani Sartono, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Jaco J Verweij, Taniawati Supali, Lisette VAN Lieshout
For the majority of intestinal parasites, real-time PCR-based diagnosis outperforms microscopy. However, the data for Trichuris trichiura have been less convincing and most comparative studies have been performed in populations with low prevalence. This study aims to improve detection of T. trichuria DNA in human stool by evaluating four sample preparation methods. Faecal samples (n = 60) were collected at Flores island, Indonesia and examined by microscopy. Aliquots were taken and a bead-beating procedure was used both on directly frozen stool and on material preserved with 96% ethanol...
June 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007484/diagnosis-of-intestinal-parasites-in-a-rural-community-of-venezuela-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-using-microscopy-or-rt-pcr
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Renzo Nino Incani, Elizabeth Ferrer, Denise Hoek, Robbert Ramak, Jeroen Roelfsema, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Titia Kortbeek, Elena Pinelli
A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence and diagnostic performance of microscopy and real time PCR (RT-PCR) for 14 intestinal parasites in a Venezuelan rural community with a long history of persistent intestinal parasitic infections despite the implementation of regular anthelminthic treatments. A total of 228 participants were included in this study. A multiplex RT-PCR was used for the detection of Dientamoeba fragilis, Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium sp. and a monoplex RT-PCR for Entamoeba histolytica...
March 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861635/multiplex-real-time-pcr-assay-targeting-eight-parasites-customized-to-the-korean-population-potential-use-for-detection-in-diarrheal-stool-samples-from-gastroenteritis-patients
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Eun Jeong Won, Soo Hyun Kim, Seung Jung Kee, Jong Hee Shin, Soon Pal Suh, Jong Yil Chai, Dong Wook Ryang, Myung Geun Shin
Intestinal parasitic diseases occur worldwide and can cause diarrhea or gastroenteritis; however, their diagnosis is quite difficult, especially in low-endemism countries. We developed a multiplex real-time PCR assay for detection of eight intestinal parasites and prospectively evaluated it for patients with gastroenteritis. The assay targeted Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Clonorchis sinensis, Metagonimus yokogawai, and Gymnophalloides seoi...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784723/dientamoeba-fragilis-colonization-is-not-associated-with-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-children-at-primary-care-level
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Gea A Holtman, Justin J Kranenberg, Marco H Blanker, Alewijn Ott, Yvonne Lisman-van Leeuwen, Marjolein Y Berger
BACKGROUND: Dientamoeba fragilis is commonly identified in children in primary care and is suspected to cause gastrointestinal disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between D. fragilis colonization and gastrointestinal symptoms in children. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study with children who presented in primary care with gastrointestinal symptoms. The associations between D. fragilis colonization and specific symptoms were explored by means of logistic regression analyses...
October 26, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555056/multilocus-sequence-typing-of-dientamoeba-fragilis-identified-a-major-clone-with-widespread-geographical-distribution
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Simone M Cacciò, Anna Rosa Sannella, Antonella Bruno, Christen R Stensvold, Erica Boarato David, Semiramis Guimarães, Elisabetta Manuali, Chiara Magistrali, Karim Mahdad, Miles Beaman, Roberta Maserati, Fabio Tosini, Edoardo Pozio
The flagellated protozoan Dientamoeba fragilis is often detected in humans with gastrointestinal symptoms, but it is also commonly found in healthy subjects. As for other intestinal protozoa, the hypothesis that genetically dissimilar parasite isolates differ in their ability to cause symptoms has also been raised for D. fragilis. To date, only two D. fragilis genotypes (1 and 2) have been described, of which genotype 1 largely predominates worldwide. However, very few markers are available for genotyping studies and therefore the extent of genetic variation among isolates remains largely unknown...
November 2016: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523936/detection-of-dientamoeba-fragilis-in-animal-faeces-using-species-specific-real-time-pcr-assay
#20
Douglas Chan, Joel Barratt, Tamalee Roberts, Owen Phillips, Jan Šlapeta, Una Ryan, Deborah Marriott, John Harkness, John Ellis, Damien Stark
Dientamoeba fragilis is a potentially pathogenic, enteric, protozoan parasite with a worldwide distribution. While clinical case reports and prevalence studies appear regularly in the scientific literature, little attention has been paid to this parasite's biology, life cycle, host range, and possible transmission routes. Overall, these aspects of Dientamoeba biology remain poorly understood at best. In this study, a total of 420 animal samples, collected from Australia, were surveyed for the presence of Dientamoeba fragilis using PCR...
August 30, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
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