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Epidemiological survey on the infection of intestinal flukes in residents of Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, the Republic of Korea.
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PMID:  20585529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infection status of intestinal flukes was investigated in residents of Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, the Republic of Korea. Total 1,257 fecal samples of residents were examined by formalin-ether sedimentation technique and Kato-Katz thick smear method. Helminth eggs were detected from 95 (7.6%) residents, and eggs of heterophyid flukes and Clonorchis sinensis were found from 62 (4.9%) and 40 (3.2%) cases, respectively. The larger heterophyid eggs, somewhat dark-brown in color and 37.7 x 21.5 microm in average size, and found in 32 (2.6%) out of 62 egg positive cases of heterophyid flukes. To confirm the adult flukes, we performed worm recovery from 12 cases after praziquantel treatment and purgation with MgSO(4). A total of 1,281 adult flukes, assigned to 7 species, were recovered from 9 cooperative cases. Heterophyes nocens (total 981 specimens) was collected from 9 cases, Stictodora fuscata (80) from 7, Gymnophalloides seoi (75) from 5, Pygidiopsis summa (140) from 3, Stellantchasmus falcatus (3) from 2, and Stictodora lari and Acanthotrema felis (each 1 worm) from 1 case each. The intrauterine eggs of S. fuscata collected from the recovered worm were identical with the larger heterophyid eggs detected in the stool examination. By the present study, it was confirmed that A. felis is a new intestinal fluke infecting humans, and residents in Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do are infected with variable species of intestinal trematodes.
Shin-Hyeong Cho; Pyo-Yun Cho; Dong-Min Lee; Tong-Soo Kim; In-Sang Kim; Eun-Jung Hwang; Byoung-Kuk Na; Woon-Mok Sohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of parasitology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1738-0006     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435800     Medline TA:  Korean J Parasitol     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul 122-701, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anthelmintics / administration & dosage
Feces / parasitology
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology*,  parasitology
Magnesium Sulfate / administration & dosage
Praziquantel / administration & dosage
Republic of Korea / epidemiology
Trematoda / classification*,  cytology,  isolation & purification*
Trematode Infections / epidemiology*,  parasitology
Grant Support
NIH 348-6111-215//PHS HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 55268-74-1/Praziquantel; 7487-88-9/Magnesium Sulfate

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