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Human and animal invasive muscular sarcocystosis in Malaysia - recent cases, review and hypotheses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24189667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Sarcocystosis, an unusual parasitic zoonotic disease, is caused by coccidian/ apicomplexan protozoa in humans and animals. The parasites usually develop in a heteroxenous predator-prey life-cycle involving final (carnivore) and intermediate (omnivore/herbivore) hosts. Besides the intestinal, non-invasive form of the disease in which humans and animals are the definitive hosts for certain Sarcocystis spp., the invasive form has come to recent attention. In the latter, humans and animals serve as intermediate host harbouring sarcocysts in their muscle tissue. Already in 1991 sarcocystosis was seen as a potential emerging food borne zoonosis in Malaysia, and in 2011 and 2012 the largest cluster of symptomatic human muscular sarcocystosis world-wide was reported from Tioman Island, Pahang state. In this review, we focus on invasive sarcocystosis in humans and animals in Malaysia, review the recorded cases and epidemiology, and present hypotheses.
D Tappe; S Abdullah; C C Heo; M Kannan Kutty; B Latif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical biomedicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0127-5720     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Biomed     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507086     Medline TA:  Trop Biomed     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Germany.
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