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BMC Infectious Diseases

Parasitological diseases

Section edited by Honorine Ward & Laith Yakob 

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of parasitological diseases in humans, as well as related studies on molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Use of bednets reduces malaria morbidity and mortality. In Kilifi, Kenya, there was a mass distribution of free nets to children < 5 years in 2006. In 2009, a new policy was implemented to offer bednets to pre...

    Authors: Alice Kamau, Victoria Nyaga, Evasius Bauni, Benjamin Tsofa, Abdisalan M. Noor, Philip Bejon, J. Anthony G. Scott and Laura L. Hammitt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:720

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Tapeworms of the genus Spirometra include species whose larval stages can infect humans, causing a disease called sparganosis. Cases of human infection with adult worms are very rare and have been reported in Kor...

    Authors: Anh Tran Le, Le-Quyen Thi Do, Huong-Binh Thi Nguyen, Hong-Ngoc Thi Nguyen and Anh Ngoc Do

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:669

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of malaria, bacteraemia, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, chikungunya and dengue among hospitalized patients with acute undifferentiated fever in India...

    Authors: Kristine Mørch, Anand Manoharan, Sara Chandy, Novin Chacko, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Suvarna Patil, Anil Henry, Joel Nesaraj, Cijoy Kuriakose, Ashita Singh, Siby Kurian, Christel Gill Haanshuus, Nina Langeland, Bjørn Blomberg, George Vasanthan Antony and Dilip Mathai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:665

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) focus is on randomized trials of different approaches to mass drug administration (MDA) in endemic countries in Africa. Because th...

    Authors: Ye Shen, Charles H. King, Sue Binder, Feng Zhang, Christopher C. Whalen, W. Evan Secor, Susan P. Montgomery, Pauline N. M. Mwinzi, Annette Olsen, Pascal Magnussen, Safari Kinung’hi, Anna E. Phillips, Rassul Nalá, Josefo Ferro, H. Osvaldo Aurelio, Fiona Fleming…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:652

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Due to outdoor and residual transmission and insecticide resistance, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) will be insufficient as stand-alone malaria vector control interve...

    Authors: Robert S. McCann, Henk van den Berg, Peter J. Diggle, Michèle van Vugt, Dianne J. Terlouw, Kamija S. Phiri, Aurelio Di Pasquale, Nicolas Maire, Steven Gowelo, Monicah M. Mburu, Alinune N. Kabaghe, Themba Mzilahowa, Michael G. Chipeta and Willem Takken

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:639

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Radiotherapy may represent an alternative treatment modality for cystic echinococcosis (CE), but there is no adequate evidence for it up to now. In this study, we aim to investigate the parasiticidal effects o...

    Authors: Rui Mao, Ge Wu, Hui Wang, Pengfei Lu, Jun Li, Haitao Li, Aimudula Ainiwaer, Yiwei Bai, Mingyang Shu, Yongxing Bao and Wenbao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:636

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Local understandings of malaria and use of preventive measures-are critical factors in sustained control of malaria. This study assessed caretakers’ knowledge on malaria, use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treate...

    Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Yemane Ye-ebiyo Yihdego and Delenasaw Yewhalaw

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:629

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Human strongyloidiasis is a chronic and persistent gastrointestinal disease caused by infection with soil-transmitted helminths of the genus Strongyloides. The aim of this research was to obtain diagnostic preval...

    Authors: Thidarat K. Prasongdee, Pokkamol Laoraksawong, Wanida Kanarkard, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kraisit Sathapornworachai, Sureeporn Naonongwai, Porntip Laummaunwai, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M. Intapan and Wanchai Maleewong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:627

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A simple and accurate molecular diagnostic method for malaria is urgently needed due to the limitations of conventional microscopic examination. In this study, we demonstrate a new diagnostic procedure for hum...

    Authors: Kazuo Imai, Norihito Tarumoto, Kazuhisa Misawa, Lucky Ronald Runtuwene, Jun Sakai, Kyoko Hayashida, Yuki Eshita, Ryuichiro Maeda, Josef Tuda, Takashi Murakami, Shigefumi Maesaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Junya Yamagishi and Takuya Maeda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:621

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The PfEMP1 family of Plasmodium falciparum antigens play a key role in pathogenesis of severe malaria through their insertion into the surface of parasite infected erythrocytes, and adhesion to host cells. Previo...

    Authors: Abdirahman I. Abdi, Susanne H. Hodgson, Michelle K. Muthui, Cheryl A. Kivisi, Gathoni Kamuyu, Domtila Kimani, Stephen L. Hoffman, Elizabeth Juma, Bernhards Ogutu, Simon J. Draper, Faith Osier, Philip Bejon, Kevin Marsh and Peter C. Bull

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:585

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Parenteral artesunate is the treatment of choice for severe malaria. Recently, haemolytic anaemia occurring 1 to 3 weeks after artesunate treatment of falciparum malaria has been reported in returning travellers ...

    Authors: C. Fanello, M. Onyamboko, S. J. Lee, C. Woodrow, S. Setaphan, K. Chotivanich, P. Buffet, S. Jauréguiberry, K. Rockett, K. Stepniewska, N. P. J. Day, N. J. White and A. M. Dondorp

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:575

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) has been shown to be protective against malaria. A growing literature suggests that malaria exposure can reduce educational attainment. This study assessed the relationship and interact...

    Authors: Kevin Croke, Deus S. Ishengoma, Filbert Francis, Julie Makani, Mathias L. Kamugisha, John Lusingu, Martha Lemnge, Horacio Larreguy, Günther Fink and Bruno P. Mmbando

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:568

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Skin ulcers in American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) may heal spontaneously after months/years. However, few cases may present quick heal even during diagnosis procedure (early spontaneous healing- ESH). The ...

    Authors: Carla Oliveira-Ribeiro, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes Oliveira, Aline Fagundes, Maria de Fatima Madeira, Cintia Xavier Mello, Eliame Mouta-Confort, Claudia Maria Valete-Rosalino, Erica de Camargo Ferreira Vasconcellos, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Leonardo Pereira Quintella, Liliane de Fatima Antonio, Armando Schubach and Fatima Conceição-Silva

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:559

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Henan Province has been in the malaria elimination stage, with all reports of the disease being imported since 2012 and over 90% coming from Africa. Surveillance and population studies are essential for the ea...

    Authors: Chengyun Yang, Hongwei Zhang, Ruimin Zhou, Dan Qian, Ying Liu, Yuling Zhao, Suhua Li and Bianli Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:560

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    Anisakiasis is a fish-borne zoonosis caused by Anisakis spp. larvae. One challenging issue in the diagnosis of anisakiasis is the molecular detection of the etiological agent even at very low quantity, such as in...

    Authors: Simonetta Mattiucci, Michela Paoletti, Alessandra Colantoni, Antonella Carbone, Raffaele Gaeta, Agnese Proietti, Stefano Frattaroli, Paolo Fazii, Fabrizio Bruschi and Giuseppe Nascetti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:530

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a fulminant disease of the brain caused by Naegleria fowleri. Although the disease is rare, the case fatality rate is very high. In this report, we describe the first ...

    Authors: Mashina Chomba, Luchenga A. Mucheleng’anga, Sombo Fwoloshi, Joseph Ngulube and Mable M. Mutengo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:532

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Leishmaniasis and melioidosis are frequently reported from the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. However, only one case of co-infection of the two diseases has been reported to date over the world. This is ...

    Authors: Isuru Chamika Indeewara Kahandawaarachchi, Gayani Samadara Premawansa, Wipula Warnasuriya, Malka Dassanayake and Enoka Corea

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:533

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hepatic iron overload has been implicated in many liver diseases; however, whether it is involved in clonorchiasis remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Clonorchis sinensis (C. sine...

    Authors: Su Han, Qiaoran Tang, Rui Chen, Yihong Li, Jing Shu and Xiaoli Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:531

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In the wake of a decline in global malaria, it is imperative to describe the epidemiology of malaria in a country to inform control policies. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological and c...

    Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Andreas Latz, Longdoh Anna Njunda and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:499

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Schistosomiasis is a disease of public health importance with long term complications mostly common among children, rural dwellers, poor and migrant workers. Studies have not documented the burden among migran...

    Authors: Obioma Uchendu, Victoria Oladoyin, Michael Idowu, Oluwapelumi Adeyera, Oluwatosin Olabisi, Oluwafisayomi Oluwatosin and Gbemisola Leigh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:487

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