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Background: There has been a marked increase in the reporting of confirmed vivax malaria cases in certain geographical areas. This study investigated cases of severe vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of adult patients diagnosed with...

Author(s)
Park SeongYeon; Park YoonSoo; Park YoonSeon; Kwak YeeGyung; Song JeEun; Lee KkotSil; Cho ShinHyeong; Lee SangEun; Shin HyunIl; Yeom JoonSup
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019, 30, pp 108-113
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A 23-year-old Korean woman with a residence history in Kenya and Malawi for about 2 years presented with gross hematuria for 1 month. Blood tests were within normal range except eosinophilia. Asymmetrically diffuse wall thickening and calcification were observed at the urinary bladder on CT....

Author(s)
Lee YangKyu; Song HyunBeom; Jung BongKwang; Choe Gheeyoung; Choi MinHo
Publisher
Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Korean Journal of Parasitology, 2020, 58, 1, pp 51-55
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Waterborne parasitic protozoa, particularly Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium spp., are common causes of diarrhea and gastroenteritis worldwide. The most frequently identified source of infestation is water, and exposure involves either drinking water or recreation in swimming pools or natural...

Author(s)
Bahk YoungYil; Cho PyoYun; Ahn SungKyu; Park SangJung; Jheong WonHwa; Park YunKyu; Shin HoJoon; Lee SangSeob; Rhee OkJae; Kim TongSoo
Publisher
Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Korean Journal of Parasitology, 2018, 56, 2, pp 205-210
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Background: International travel has an important role in transmission of emerging infectious diseases. We described the imported infectious diseases in Korea from 2003 to 2012, and to analyze association of travels with the change in the incidences. Methods: We used National Notifiable Disease...

Author(s)
Choe YoungJune; Choe SeungAh; Cho SungIl
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 19, pp 22-27
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Background: Travel-related risks for infectious diseases vary depending on travel patterns such as purpose, destination, and duration. In this study, we describe the patterns of travel and prescription of vaccines as well as malaria prophylaxis medication (MPM) at a travel clinic in South Korea to...

Author(s)
Chin BumSik; Kim JaeYoon; Gianella, S.; Lee MyungHee
Publisher
Korean Society of Infectious Diseases and Korean Society of Chemotherapy, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Infection and Chemotherapy, 2016, 48, 1, pp 20-30
Abstract

Plasmodium vivax was endemic in temperate areas in historic times up to the middle of last century. Temperate climate P. vivax has a long incubation time of up to 8-10 months, which partly explain how it can be endemic in temperate areas with a could winter. P. vivax disappeared from Europe within...

Author(s)
Petersen, E.; Severini, C.; Picot, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 1, pp 51-59
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A 25-year-old Uzbek male presented with right upper abdominal pain for 20 days. On radiologic studies, a huge cystic mass was noticed in the right liver which was suspected as parasitic. The patient received right hepatic segmentectomy (segment 7), and the surgically resected mass was confirmed as...

Author(s)
Ahn KeunSoo; Hong SungTae; Kang YuNa; Kwon JungHyeok; Kim MiJeong; Park TaeJun; Kim YongHoon; Lim TaeJin; Kang KooJeong
Publisher
Korean Society for Parasitology, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Korean Journal of Parasitology, 2012, 50, 4, pp 357-360
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To determine geographical patterns of natural parasite infections among wild rodents, a total of 46 wild rodents from 3 different localities in northern Gangwon-do (Province), Korea were examined for intestinal parasite infections. Along with nematodes such as hookworms and Syphacia spp., ...

Author(s)
Lee YoungIl; Pyeon HeeJang; Seo Min
Publisher
Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Korean Journal of Parasitology, 2013, 51, 5, pp 603-606
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Malaria, the most common vector-borne parasite infection worldwide, results from infection by Plasmodium species. Approximately 80% of malaria cases are caused by P. vivax, which is broadly distributed from tropical to temperate regions; P. falciparum is the second most common infectious species. ...

Author(s)
Hong YunJi; Yang SunYoung; Lee KyungHoon; Kim TaekSoo; Kim Hong; Park KyoungUn; Song JungHan; Kim EuiChong
Publisher
Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 2012, 32, 3, pp 229-233
Abstract

There has been a great increase of Plasmodium vivax incidences in the Republic of Korea and the genetic diversity of the parasite became more complex with the rapid dissemination of newly introduced genotypes. Surveillance of imported malaria is very important, but there is no good way to determine ...

Author(s)
Choi KyungMi; Choi YienKyoung; Kang, Y. A.; Seo SoonYoung; Lee HyeongWoo; Cho ShinHyeong; Lee WonJa; Rhie HoGun; Lee HoSa; Kim JungYeon
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2011, 18, 1, pp 63-66

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