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Title: Egg laying capacity of Haplorchis taichui (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in humans
Authors: Megumi Sato
Surapol Sanguankiat
Somchit Pubampen
Teera Kusolsuk
Wanna Maipanich
Jitra Waikagui
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2009
Citation: Korean Journal of Parasitology. Vol.47, No.3 (2009), 315-318
Abstract: Quantitative fecal egg counts represented as the number of eggs per gram of feces (EPG) are generally a reliable parameter to estimate the worm burden of intestinal and hepatic parasitoses. Although Haplorchis taichui (Digenea: Heterophyidae) is one of the most common minute human intestinal flukes, little is known about the relationship between EPG and the actual worm burden in patients or the severity of the disease. In the present study, fecal samples were collected from 25 villagers in northern Thailand before and after praziquantel treatment. The EPG values of each participant were determined by the modified cellophane thick smear method, and adult worms were collected from the whole stool after the treatment. Eggs per day per worm (EPDPW) of H. taichui were estimated 82 from egg counts and expelled worms. The EPG was not well correlated with the worm burden, and a reverse correlation was observed between the EPDPW and the worm burden.
ISSN: 17380006
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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