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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: 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Giardia is a leading but neglected cause of infectious gastroenteritis worldwide and is treatable. There is a substantial burden of undetected Giardia in the UK and for every one case ...

    Authors: Alison Waldram, Roberto Vivancos, Catherine Hartley and Kenneth Lamden

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:486

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasmosis is one of the common worldwide parasitic zoonosis due to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy can result in fetal and neonatal death or various congenital defects. The aim o...

    Authors: Sanata Bamba, Mamoudou Cissé, Ibrahim Sangaré, Adama Zida, Souleymane Ouattara and Robert T. Guiguemdé

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:482

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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Case report

    Leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans by sandflies. The diagnosis of leishmaniasis is often challenging as it mimics many other infectious or mali...

    Authors: Gilles Darcis, Gert Van der Auwera, Jean-Baptiste Giot, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Françoise Tassin, Jorge Arrese Estrada, Lieselotte Cnops, Michel Moutschen, Laurence de Leval and Philippe Leonard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:478

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  6. Content type: Case report

    We present one unusual case of anophthalmia and craniofacial cleft, probably due to congenital toxoplasmosis only.

    Authors: Gabriel Emmanuel Arce-Estrada, Valeria Gómez-Toscano, Carlos Cedillo-Peláez, Ana Luisa Sesman-Bernal, Vanessa Bosch-Canto, José Luis Mayorga-Butrón, José Antonio Vargas-Villavicencio and Dolores Correa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:459

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The neglected zoonotic diseases (NZD) are an understudied group that are a major cause of illness throughout the developing world. In general, little is known about the prevalence and burden of NZDs in affecte...

    Authors: Eric M. Fèvre, William A. de Glanville, Lian F. Thomas, Elizabeth A. J. Cook, Samuel Kariuki and Claire N. Wamae

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:457

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Plasmodium falciparum infection can progress unpredictably to severe forms including respiratory distress and cerebral malaria. The mechanisms underlying the variable natural course of...

    Authors: Jean Claude Biteghe Bi Essone, Nadine N’Dilimabaka, Julien Ondzaga, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Dieudonné Nkoghe Mba, Philippe Deloron, Dominique Mazier, Frédrérick Gay and Fousseyni S. Touré Ndouo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:454

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a chronic, complex and neglected zoonotic disease. CE occurs worldwide. In humans, it may result in a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, ranging from asymptomatic infection...

    Authors: Virginia Velasco-Tirado, Ángela Romero-Alegría, Moncef Belhassen-García, Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Carmen Esteban-Velasco, Amparo López-Bernús, Adela Carpio-Perez, Marcelo Fernando Jimenez López, Juan Luis Muñoz Bellido, Antonio Muro, Miguel Cordero-Sanchez, Javier Pardo-Lledias and Luis Muñoz-Bellvis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:455

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Anaemia is common in malaria. It is important to quantitate the risk of anaemia and to distinguish factors related to the natural history of disease from potential drug toxicity.

    Authors: Julien Zwang, Umberto D’Alessandro, Jean-Louis Ndiaye, Abdoulaye A Djimdé, Grant Dorsey, Andreas A Mårtensson, Corine Karema and Piero L. Olliaro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:443

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    This paper studies the effect of mosquito abundance and malaria incidence in the last 3 weeks, and their interaction, on the hazard of time to malaria in a previously studied cohort of children in Ethiopia.

    Authors: Denekew Bitew Belay, Yehenew Getachew Kifle, Ayele Taye Goshu, Jon Michael Gran, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Luc Duchateau and Arnoldo Frigessi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:415

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Anisakis and Pseudoterranova are the main genera involved in human infections caused by nematodes of the Anisakidae family. Species identification is complicated due to the lack of dif...

    Authors: Julie Brunet, Bernard Pesson, Maude Royant, Jean-Philippe Lemoine, Alexander W. Pfaff, Ahmed Abou-Bacar, Hélène Yera, Emilie Fréalle, Jean Dupouy-Camet, Gema Merino-Espinosa, Magdalena Gómez-Mateos, Joaquina Martin-Sanchez and Ermanno Candolfi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:397

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are alternative methods for microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria in resource limited settings. Among commercially available RDTs, CareStart™ Malaria test was found to show relia...

    Authors: Daniel Getacher Feleke, Shambel Tarko and Haftom Hadush

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:399

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    In Vietnam, no systematic prenatal toxoplasmosis screening is in place, and only few studies have assessed the prevalence and importance of this zoonotic parasite infection. In addition, no studies have been c...

    Authors: G. Suzanne A. Smit, Thi Lam Binh Vu, Trung Dung Do, Niko Speybroeck, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Elizaveta Padalko, Ellen Roets and Pierre Dorny

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:364

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasitic infections are still one of the major health concerns in developing countries. Monitoring of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors are essential for intervention strat...

    Authors: Tamirat Hailegebriel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:362

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Faint test bands of Paracheck Pf.® are interpreted as malaria positive according to world health organization (WHO) guideline. However if there are conspicuous number of faint test bands, a performance of Para...

    Authors: Ryoko Makuuchi, Sandy Jere, Nobuchika Hasejima, Thoms Chigeda and January Gausi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:317

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Strongyloidiasis is a chronic parasitic infection caused by Strongyloides stercoralis. Severe cases such as, hyperinfection syndrome (HS) and disseminated strongyloidiasis (DS), can involve pulmonary manifestatio...

    Authors: Daijiro Nabeya, Shusaku Haranaga, Gretchen Lynn Parrott, Takeshi Kinjo, Saifun Nahar, Teruhisa Tanaka, Tetsuo Hirata, Akira Hokama, Masao Tateyama and Jiro Fujita

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:320

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intravascular hemolysis is an intrinsic feature of severe malaria pathophysiology but the pathogenic role of cell-free hemoglobin-mediated oxidative stress in severe malaria associated acute kidney injury (AKI...

    Authors: Katherine Plewes, Hugh W.F. Kingston, Aniruddha Ghose, Richard J. Maude, M. Trent Herdman, Stije J. Leopold, Haruhiko Ishioka, Md. Mahtab Uddin Hasan, Md. Shafiul Haider, Shamsul Alam, Kim A. Piera, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Kamolrat Silamut, Tsin W. Yeo, Md. Abul Faiz, Sue J Lee…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:313

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Following its recent certification as malaria-free, imported infections now pose the greatest threat for maintaining this status in Sri Lanka. Imported infections may also introduce species that are uncommon o...

    Authors: Sharmini Gunawardena, Rachel F. Daniels, Thishan C. Yahathugoda, Mirani V. Weerasooriya, Katelyn Durfee, Sarah K. Volkman, Dyann F. Wirth and Nadira D. Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:307

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Naturally-acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria develops after several episodes of infection. Fc gamma receptors (FcγRs) bind to immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies and mediate phagocytosis of opsonize...

    Authors: Elly O. Munde, Winnie A. Okeyo, Evans Raballah, Samuel B. Anyona, Tom Were, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:289

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