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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

    Early rising asexual parasitaemia (ERAP), initially defined as ‘an increase in the parasite count over the baseline pre-treatment level during the first 24 h of treatment’ of falciparum malaria with artemisini...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I. Ayede, Elsie O. Adewoye, Godwin Ntadom, Bayo Fatunmbi, Grace O. Gbotosho, Onikepe A. Folarin and Christian T. Happi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:110

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL), a protozoan infectious disease, is very rare in Iran despite the endemicity of both cutaneous and visceral forms. It is transmitted by the Phlebotomus sand fly. The lip is consi...

    Authors: Iraj Mohammadpour, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Farhad Handjani and Gholam Reza Hatam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:96

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoan disease, which is responsible for 200.000–400.000 yearly infections worldwide. If left untreated, the fatality rate can be as high as 100% within 2 years. 90% of case...

    Authors: Anna Eichenberger, Annina E. Buechi, Andreas Neumayr, Chistroph Hatz, Andri Rauch, Marc Huguenot, Eva Diamantis-Karamitopoulou and Cornelia Staehelin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:81

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite with a broad host range including most warm-blooded animals, including humans. T. gondii surface antigen 1...

    Authors: Yali Han, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lu, Guanghui Zhao, Lin Wang, Jingjing Guo, Pengxia Song, Jian Zhou, Huaiyu Zhou, Hua Cong and Shenyi He

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:59

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  5. Content type: Debate

    Bidirectional signalling between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract is regulated at neural, hormonal, and immunological levels. Recent studies have shown that helminth infections can alter the normal gut...

    Authors: Vanina Guernier, Bradley Brennan, Laith Yakob, Gabriel Milinovich, Archie C. A. Clements and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:58

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sri Lanka achieved the WHO certificate as a malaria free country in September 2016, thus monitoring of malaria transmission using sensitive and effective tools is an important need. Use of age-specific antibod...

    Authors: Rajika Lasanthi Dewasurendra, Janaka Nandana Dias, Nuno Sepulveda, Geethika Sharmini Abayaweera Gunawardena, Naduviladath Chandrasekharan, Chris Drakeley and Nadira Dharshani Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:49

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasmosis is a neglected zoonotic disease which is prevalent among pregnant women especially in Africa. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and determinants of the disease among pregnant women...

    Authors: Christiana Frimpong, Mpundu Makasa, Lungowe Sitali and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Prevalence studies report Taenia solium cysticercosis in pig and human populations in Uganda. However, the factors influencing occurrence in smallholder pig production systems are not well documented and little i...

    Authors: Joseph M. Kungu, Michel M. Dione, Francis Ejobi, Michael Ocaido and Delia Grace

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:1

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Amoebic liver abscess is the most common extra intestinal manifestation of amoebiasis in tropical countries. It usually presents with right hypochondrial pain, fever and anorexia. Amoebic liver abscess has gai...

    Authors: Vithiya Ratnasamy, Kumanan Thirunavukarasu, Kannathasan Selvam and Murugananthan Arumugam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:741

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Clonorchiasis remains an important zoonotic parasitic disease worldwide. The molecular mechanisms of host-parasite interaction are not fully understood. Non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered to be key r...

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

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:724

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Parasitic infections are still a significant health problem in rural areas in developing countries including Iran. There is no recent population-based data about the prevalence of human intestinal parasites in...

    Authors: Bahador Sarkari, Ghasem Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Mohammad Fararouei and Abdolali Moshfe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:703

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The current roll-out of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in many endemic countries has resulted in the reporting of fewer cases of malaria-attributed illnesses. However, lack of knowledge of the prevalence of oth...

    Authors: Olivia A. Achonduh-Atijegbe, Kenji O. Mfuh, Aristid H. E. Mbange, Jean P. Chedjou, Diane W. Taylor, Vivek R. Nerurkar, Wilfred F. Mbacham and Rose Leke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:658

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The gastropod mollusc Biomphalaria glabrata is well known as a vector for the tropical disease schistosomiasis, which affects nearly 200 million people worldwide. Despite intensive study, our understanding of the...

    Authors: Nathan J Kenny, Marta Truchado-García and Cristina Grande

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:618

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Information about improvements in the health status of population at-risk of helminth infection after anthelminthic treatment helps to evaluate the effectiveness of the large scale deworming program. The objec...

    Authors: Yonas Yimam, Abraham Degarege and Berhanu Erko

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:613

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoan disease that is invariably fatal if left untreated. The disease is found in 70 countries with incidence of 0.2 – 0.4 million cases. The mainstay of treatment in resou...

    Authors: Aschalew Tamiru, Bethlehem Tigabu, Sisay Yifru, Ermias Diro and Asrat Hailu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:548

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  16. Content type: Research article

    New methods for controlling sand fly are highly desired by the Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination program of Bangladesh, India and Nepal for its consolidation and maintenance phases. To support the progra...

    Authors: M. Mamun Huda, Vijay Kumar, Murari Lal Das, Debashis Ghosh, Jyoti Priyanka, Pradeep Das, Abdul Alim, Greg Matlashewski, Axel Kroeger, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra and Dinesh Mondal

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:539

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Parasitic infections affect tens of millions of pregnant women worldwide, and directly or indirectly lead to a spectrum of adverse maternal and fetal/placental effects. The objective of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Adane Derso, Endalkachew Nibret and Abaineh Munshea

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:530

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