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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: Case report

    Thailand is a major destination for German travellers with more than 760,000 arrivals in 2015. At the same time, malaria is a concern in travel recommendations with regard to this destination. The World Malari...

    Authors: Guenter Froeschl, Marcus Beissner, Kristina Huber, Gisela Bretzel, Michael Hoelscher and Camilla Rothe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:148

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  2. Content type: Case report

    In immunocompetent patients, acute toxoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic. We identified M1 macrophages in a case of symptomatic acute Toxoplasma gondii infection that resolved without treatment. M1 macrophages ha...

    Authors: Graziano De Luca, Chiara Di Lisio, Giuseppe Lattanzio, Tommaso D’Antuono, Marcella Liberatore and Francesca Bianca Aiello

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:139

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD; EC 1.1.1.49) deficiency is one of the most common X-linked recessive hereditary disorders in the world. Primaquine (PQ) has been used for radical cure of P. vivax to preve...

    Authors: Jinyoung Lee, Tae Im Kim, Jung-Mi Kang, Hojong Jun, Hương Giang Lê, Thị Lam Thái, Woon-Mok Sohn, Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:131

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The zoonotic parasite Taenia solium is endemic in Angónia district, Tete province, Mozambique, though the burden of the disease complex is unknown.

    Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Nicolas Praet, Alberto Pondja, Yunus Amade Assane, Pierre Dorny, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Pascal Magnussen and Maria Vang Johansen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:127

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  5. Content type: Research article

    China has initiated the National Malaria Elimination Action Plan, which aims to eliminate malaria by 2020. However, the transmission of malaria occurs sporadically or in distinct foci, which greatly hampers pr...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Hong Tu, Li Zhang, Shaosen Zhang, Shan Jiang, Zhigui Xia and Shuisen Zhou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:115

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Leishmaniasis, a vector borne tropical/subtropical disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania is transmitted to humans by sandfly vectors Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. The principal form found in Sri Lanka is cutane...

    Authors: Devika Iddawela, Sanura Malinda Pallegoda Vithana, Dhilma Atapattu and Lanka Wijekoon

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:108

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Accurate and early diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NCC) remains a challenge due to the heterogeneity of its clinical, immunological and imaging characteristics. The presence of cysticercus DNA in cerebrospina...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Xing Weng, Jiajia Zhou, Xiaolin Xu, Fangping He, Yue Du, Honglong Wu, Yanping Gong and Guoping Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:113

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Schistosomiasis remains a global health problem with an estimated 250 million people in 78 countries infected, of whom 85% live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Preventive chemotherapy remains the key public health stra...

    Authors: Hlengiwe Sacolo, Moses Chimbari and Chester Kalinda

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:46

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Treatment of malaria in a timely manner could avert deaths. Treatment ultimately relies on the rapid and accurate diagnosis. Fluorescence in situ hybridizat...

    Authors: Regina Kandie, Rachel Ochola and Kariuki Njaanake

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:22

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Hydatid disease is a worldwide zoonosis produced by the larval stage of cestodes of the Echinococcus genus. Hydatid disease primarily involves the liver and lungs. The brain is involved in less than 2% of cases. ...

    Authors: Shu Chen, Ning Li, Feifei Yang, Jiqin Wu, Yuekai Hu, Shenglei Yu, Qi Chen, Xuan Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuanyuan Liu and Jianming Zheng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:12

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The inefficiency of the current tachyzoite antigen-based serological assays for the serodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection mandates the need for acquirement of reliable and standard diagnostic reagents. Rec...

    Authors: Khalid Hajissa, Robaiza Zakaria, Rapeah Suppian and Zeehaida Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:807

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Severe malaria is a medical emergency associated with high mortality. Adequate treatment requires initial parenteral therapy for fast parasite clearance followed by longer acting oral antimalarial drugs for cu...

    Authors: Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Jane Achan, Mohammed Lamorde, Carine Karera-Gonahasa, Agnes N. Kiragga, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Noah Kiwanuka, Sam Nsobya, Ambrose O. Talisuna and Concepta Merry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:794

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Leishmania donovani is the etiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian subcontinent. However, it is also known to cause cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Sri Lanka. Sr...

    Authors: Udeshika Lakmini Kariyawasam, Angamuthu Selvapandiyan, Keshav Rai, Tasaduq Hussain Wani, Kavita Ahuja, Mizra Adil Beg, Hasitha Upendra Premathilake, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Yamuna Deepani Siriwardena, Daibin Zhong, Guofa Zhou, Suman Rijal, Hira Nakhasi and Nadira D. Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:791

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Alice in Wonderland” syndrome (AIWS) is a rare neurological abnormality characterized by distortions of visual perceptions, body schema and experience of time. AIWS has been reported ...

    Authors: Benjamin Momo Kadia, Cyril Jabea Ekabe and Ettamba Agborndip

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:789

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have remained efficacious treatments of acute falciparum malaria in many endemic areas but there is little evaluation of factors contributing to the anaemia of ac...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Bayo Fatunmbi, Kazeem Akano, Olubunmi A. Wewe, Chimere Agomo, Finomo Finomo, Joy Ebenebe, Nma Jiya, Jose Ambe, Robinson Wammanda, Godwin Ntadom, Olugbenga Mokuolu, George Emechebe, Nnenna Ezeigwe, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Elsie O. Adewoye…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:781

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recurrence rates of Plasmodium vivax infections differ across various geographic regions. Interestingly, South-East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region are documented to exhibit the most frequent recurrence incidenc...

    Authors: Norliza Mat Ariffin, Farida Islahudin, Endang Kumolosasi and Mohd Makmor-Bakry

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:759

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies showed that a naturally attenuated strain from Trypanosoma cruzi triggers an immune response mainly related to a Th2-type profile. Albeit this, a strong protection against virulent challenge was ...

    Authors: Cecilia Pérez Brandán, Andrea C. Mesías, Cecilia Parodi, Rubén O. Cimino, Carolina Pérez Brandán, Patricio Diosque and Miguel Ángel Basombrío

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:732

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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