Parasitic Eye Diseases: Nuances in Rapid Identification and Advanced Microscopy
CONCLUSION: Fluorescein staining for identification of parasites and SEM study helped in detailing microscopic and ultrastructural findings.PMID:37364062 | DOI:10.1080/09273948.2023.2226218 (Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation)
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - June 26, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Dipankar Das Obaidur Rehman Kasturi Bhattacharjee Harsha Bhattacharjee Manab Jyoti Barman Amit Choudhury Apurba Deka Saidul Islam Source Type: research

Worm in the Brain: A Case of CNS Gnathostomiasis
Arun Gokul Pon, AV R Taallapalli, Haripriya Krishna Reddy, Saraswati Nashi, Sandhya Mangalore, PR Srijithesh, Girish Baburao Kulkarni, Suvarna Alladi, Paron DekumyoyNeurology India 2022 70(6):2458-2460 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - December 19, 2022 Category: Neurology Authors: Arun Gokul Pon AV R Taallapalli Haripriya Krishna Reddy Saraswati Nashi Sandhya Mangalore PR Srijithesh Girish Baburao Kulkarni Suvarna Alladi Paron Dekumyoy Source Type: research

Parasite identification in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, based on morphology and molecular analysis
In this study, parasites in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from the Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, were identified by morphological and molecular methods. A total of 122 specimens weighing 317 ± 51.25 g and 19.3 ± 1.14 cm in length were assessed. Their helminthofauna was classified by measuring internal structures, total length, and maximum width; a morphometric index was also calculated for larval stages. The prevalence of parasitosis in these mullets was 91.8%, with a mean infection intensity of 4.1. The acanthocephalan Floridosentis mugilis was identified by its external and internal structures. The nematodes found w...
Source: Experimental Parasitology - August 6, 2022 Category: Parasitology Authors: Karla Azucena Morales Mart ínez Carlota Mu ñoz García Alfredo Figueroa Delgado Lorena Ch ávez Güitrón David Osorio Saravia Manuel Saavedra Monta ñez Jos é Juan Martínez Maya Jos é M Rubio Nelly Villalobos Source Type: research

Parasite identification in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, based on morphology and molecular analysis
In this study, parasites in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from the Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, were identified by morphological and molecular methods. A total of 122 specimens weighing 317 ± 51.25 g and 19.3 ± 1.14 cm in length were assessed. Their helminthofauna was classified by measuring internal structures, total length, and maximum width; a morphometric index was also calculated for larval stages. The prevalence of parasitosis in these mullets was 91.8%, with a mean infection intensity of 4.1. The acanthocephalan Floridosentis mugilis was identified by its external and internal structures. The nematodes found w...
Source: Experimental Parasitology - August 6, 2022 Category: Parasitology Authors: Karla Azucena Morales Mart ínez Carlota Mu ñoz García Alfredo Figueroa Delgado Lorena Ch ávez Güitrón David Osorio Saravia Manuel Saavedra Monta ñez Jos é Juan Martínez Maya Jos é M Rubio Nelly Villalobos Source Type: research

Parasite identification in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, based on morphology and molecular analysis
In this study, parasites in mullet fish (Mugil curema) from the Chautengo Lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico, were identified by morphological and molecular methods. A total of 122 specimens weighing 317 ± 51.25 g and 19.3 ± 1.14 cm in length were assessed. Their helminthofauna was classified by measuring internal structures, total length, and maximum width; a morphometric index was also calculated for larval stages. The prevalence of parasitosis in these mullets was 91.8%, with a mean infection intensity of 4.1. The acanthocephalan Floridosentis mugilis was identified by its external and internal structures. The nematodes found w...
Source: Experimental Parasitology - August 6, 2022 Category: Parasitology Authors: Karla Azucena Morales Mart ínez Carlota Mu ñoz García Alfredo Figueroa Delgado Lorena Ch ávez Güitrón David Osorio Saravia Manuel Saavedra Monta ñez Jos é Juan Martínez Maya Jos é M Rubio Nelly Villalobos Source Type: research

Intracameral Gnathostomiasis: A Case Report and Literature Review
CONCLUSIONS: Early detection of the parasite and timely surgical removal is the key to the management of ocular gnathostomiasis.PMID:35588303 | DOI:10.1080/09273948.2022.2073239 (Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation)
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - May 19, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Wijak Kongwattananon Thanaporn Wiriyabanditkul Waraluck Supwatjariyakul Thanapong Somkijrungroj Source Type: research

Cutaneous gnathostomiasis caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum
Br J Dermatol. 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/bjd.21007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35428971 | DOI:10.1111/bjd.21007 (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - April 16, 2022 Category: Dermatology Authors: Teruhiko Makino Hiromu Sugiyama Miyako Oshima Megumi Mizawa Tadamichi Shimizu Source Type: research

Cutaneous gnathostomiasis caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum
Br J Dermatol. 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/bjd.21007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35428971 | DOI:10.1111/bjd.21007 (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - April 16, 2022 Category: Dermatology Authors: Teruhiko Makino Hiromu Sugiyama Miyako Oshima Megumi Mizawa Tadamichi Shimizu Source Type: research

Cutaneous gnathostomiasis caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum
Br J Dermatol. 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/bjd.21007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35428971 | DOI:10.1111/bjd.21007 (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - April 16, 2022 Category: Dermatology Authors: Teruhiko Makino Hiromu Sugiyama Miyako Oshima Megumi Mizawa Tadamichi Shimizu Source Type: research

Cutaneous gnathostomiasis caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum
Br J Dermatol. 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/bjd.21007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35428971 | DOI:10.1111/bjd.21007 (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - April 16, 2022 Category: Dermatology Authors: Teruhiko Makino Hiromu Sugiyama Miyako Oshima Megumi Mizawa Tadamichi Shimizu Source Type: research

Eosinophilic Meningitis (Angiostrongylus spp. and Gnathostoma spp.)
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this review, we provide updated information of two rare but potentially devastating nematode infections. Both pathogens are an important cause of eosinophilic meningitis in humans. Transmission occurs by ingestion of third-stage larvae in raw or undercooked intermediate or paratenic hosts.Recent FindingsNeuroangiostrongyliasis and gnathostomiasis are two neglected and re-emerging helminthic conditions that are no longer restricted to what has been considered historically endemic areas. A high index of suspicion is the first and most valuable step when assessing a patient with a clinical presenta...
Source: Current Tropical Medicine Reports - March 29, 2022 Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Eosinophilic Myelitis Due to Gnathostomiasis
We report a case with a 1-month history of fever followed by truncal paresthesias, erythematous creeping skin eruptions, and paraparesis with blood and CSF eosinophilia on a background history of consuming undercooked fish. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spine showed long segment T2 hyperintensities with contrast enhancement. He was tested positive for 24kDa antigenic component of Gnathostoma spinigerum in CSF and serum by immunoblot testing. The patient showed significant improvement with parenteral steroids. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - February 28, 2022 Category: Neurology Authors: Dipti Baskar Saraswati Nashi Ashok Reddy Sriharish Vangayalapati Faheem Arshad PR Srijithesh Girish Kulkarni Suvarna Alladi Pakdee Wallop Thawatchai Ketboonlue Paron Dekumyoy Source Type: research

Case Report: Gnathostomiasis Acquired in Costa Rica in a Returning Traveler to the United Kingdom
We report a case of gnathostomiasis acquired in Costa Rica, which has not previously been considered an endemic country. The patient had eosinophilia with migratory myalgia, and the diagnosis was made after serological testing. Full resolution of symptoms and eosinophilia followed treatment with ivermectin and albendazole. The diagnosis can be challenging to make because of variability in presentation, lack of access to diagnostics, and emerging knowledge of endemic areas. Increased awareness of this disease among clinicians is vital for faster diagnosis and better outcomes in afflicted patients.PMID:35130483 | DOI:10.4269...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - February 7, 2022 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Anjaneya Bapat Beatrice Nickel Timothy J P Bray Maaz Abbasi Neil R H Stone Source Type: research

Case Report: Gnathostomiasis Acquired in Costa Rica in a Returning Traveler to the United Kingdom
We report a case of gnathostomiasis acquired in Costa Rica, which has not previously been considered an endemic country. The patient had eosinophilia with migratory myalgia, and the diagnosis was made after serological testing. Full resolution of symptoms and eosinophilia followed treatment with ivermectin and albendazole. The diagnosis can be challenging to make because of variability in presentation, lack of access to diagnostics, and emerging knowledge of endemic areas. Increased awareness of this disease among clinicians is vital for faster diagnosis and better outcomes in afflicted patients.PMID:35130483 | DOI:10.4269...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - February 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anjaneya Bapat Beatrice Nickel Timothy J P Bray Maaz Abbasi Neil R H Stone Source Type: research