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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

    Leishmaniasis is a spectrum of diseases with great relevance to public health. Conventional diagnostic methods are time consuming, needing trained personnel. A robust, rapid and cost effective diagnostic test ...

    Authors: Sandeep Verma, Ruchi Singh, Vanila Sharma, Ram Avtar Bumb, Narendra Singh Negi, V Ramesh and Poonam Salotra

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:223

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi and is characterized by heart failure and sudden death. Identifying which factors are involved in evolution and treatment response is actually challengi...

    Authors: Héctor Rodríguez-Angulo, Juan Marques, Ivan Mendoza, Marco Villegas, Alfredo Mijares, Núria Gironès and Manuel Fresno

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:221

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Very little is known about the link of T. gondii infection and depression. Through an age-, gender-, and month of pregnancy-matched case-control study, we determined the association of T. gondii infection and dep...

    Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Ana Liliana Martínez-Martínez, Luis Francisco Sánchez-Anguiano, Jesús Hernández-Tinoco, Juan Manuel Castillo-Orona, Carlos Salas-Martínez, Antonio Sifuentes-Álvarez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, José M. Salas-Pacheco, Oliver Liesenfeld and Elizabeth Irasema Antuna-Salcido

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:190

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Clinical manifestations of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania (Viannia) range from asymptomatic infection to self-limited, or chronic (non-healing) cutaneous lesions. Given the critical role of the...

    Authors: Angélica Mera-Ramírez, Andrés Castillo, Yenifer Orobio, María Adelaida Gómez and Carolina Gallego-Marin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:177

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an important and potentially fatal neglected tropical disease. The aim of this study was to investigate hyponatremia and risk factors for death among VL patients.

    Authors: Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Douglas de Sousa Soares, Sérgio Luiz Arruda Parente Filho, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Tainá Veras de Sandes Freitas, Tacyano Tavares Leite and Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:168

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Current diagnostic methods for Schistosoma japonicum infection are insensitive for low-density infections. Therefore, a new diagnostic assay based on recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) technology was esta...

    Authors: Weiwei Xing, Xinling Yu, Jingtao Feng, Kui Sun, Wenliang Fu, Yuanyuan Wang, Minji Zou, Wenrong Xia, Zhihong Luo, Hongbin He, Yuesheng Li and Donggang Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:164

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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Case report

    Neurocysticercosis is endemic in most countries of Central and South America but has rarely been described in the French West Indies. We aimed to better understand the clinical and radiological presentation of...

    Authors: R. Blaizot, B. Melot, K. Schepers, M. Nicolas, S. Gaumond, P. Poullain, L. Belaye, A. Lannuzel and B. Hoen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:106

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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