Indian farmer, 70, has THREE-INCH long parasitic worm removed from his eyeball

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, sought medical help after suffering severe pain and itchiness in his right eye for two months.
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ConclusionHydatid cyst is one of the differential diagnoses of any cystic lesion in patients from an endemic areas of hydatid disease. Hydatid cysts of the female pelvic organs may be diagnosed initially as ovarian cyst, ovarian tumor, or pelvic infection. Most of the cases are diagnosed during surgery which is the main treatment modality; anthelminthic medications may help to decrease the recurrence rate.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractCutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a neglected disease that promotes destructive lesions. Difficulties in treatment are related to accessibility of drugs, resistance and toxicity. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT) has been emerging as a promising treatment for CL. In this work, we evaluated methylene blue (MB) ‐mediated APDT (MB‐APDT) onLeishmania amazonensis in vitro andin vivo by bioluminescence technique.In vitro, MB ‐APDT was performed using a red LED (λ= 660±11 nm, 100 mW/cm2) and MB (100 µM) at different light doses.In vivo, mice were infected and 4 weeks later, randomly divided...
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
This study estimated human exposure to A. cantonensis in volunteer participants solicitated via public venues on east Hawai'i Island using blood-based tests. Antibodies were screened in sera by crude antigen ELISA, followed by a 31-kDa dot-blot test developed and validated in Thailand. Human participants (n = 435) donated blood samples and completed a questionnaire to self-report relevant symptomology or clinical diagnosis. Among symptoms reported by participants diagnosed by licensed clinicians, headaches, high eosinophil counts, stiff neck, fatigue, and joint pain were most severe during the initial 3 months of infection...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results indicate that A. farnesiana pods contain nematocidal compounds and might be promising natural anthelmintic agents against H. contortus. This leguminous plant could be used as a nutraceutical food source for the control of gastrointestinal nematodes in small ruminants.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
The objective of the present st...
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Savaş Şen Z, Taşar MA, Demirel Kaya F, Güneş A, Vezir E, Hızarcıoğlu Gülşen H Abstract Cryptosporidium spp. is one of the leading causes of parasitic diarrhea. It is the most common parasite in humans all over the world with Giardia. Cryptosporidium is an important cause of chronic diarrhea in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients. Patients with normal immune system may have an asymptomatic course or clinical presentation such as acute watery diarrhea without blood and persistent diarrhea. The severity and duration of the disease may be a re...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Growth retardation in children observed during the study, the burden of intestinal parasites on Nepalese children and unavailability of effective health services for citizens in rural areas should direct local authorities to allocate greater resources for country's health infrastructure improvement and to provide a higher standard of childhood nutrition. PMID: 31711749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
We report a patient with delusional parasitosis who consumed veterinary albendazole purchased on the Internet, leading to pancytopenia, transaminase elevation, and alopecia. A 53-year-old man was sent to the emergency department (ED) by his gastroenterologist because of abnormal laboratory results. The patient had chronic abdominal pain and believed he was infected with parasites. He purchased two bottles of veterinary-grade albendazole on the Internet, and over the 3 weeks before his ED visit, he consumed 113.6 g of albendazole (a normal maximal daily dose is 800 mg). Five days before admission, he noticed hair loss and a...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
This report, based on updated health ministry data, describes progress to eradicate dracunculiasis during January 2018-June 2019 and updates previous reports (2,4,5). With only five countries currently affected by dracunculiasis (Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and South Sudan), achievement of eradication is within reach, but it is challenged by civil unrest, insecurity, and lingering epidemiologic and zoologic questions. PMID: 31671082 [PubMed - in process]
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONTraumatic rupture of a non-parasitic simple hepatic cyst is a very rare complication, but can lead to acute abdomen. In patients who are known to have non-parasitic simple hepatic cyst, rupture of cyst could be included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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