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High prevalence of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a village on a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Sep; 51(3):281-5.AJ

Abstract

Gymnophalloides seoi (Digenea: Gymnophallidae), a new human intestinal trematode reported from a Korean woman who complained of epigastric discomfort, has been shown to be highly prevalent among the villagers of a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea. For the detection of human infections, fecal examinations were conducted on the inhabitants of a seashore village, where the first patient with a G. seoi infection had resided. Of 98 inhabitants examined, 70 (71.4%) were infected with various intestinal parasites; among them, G. seoi showed the highest rate of egg positivity 48 of 98 (49.0%). Individual worm burdens of G. seoi, as measured by collection of adult flukes after anthelmintic treatment and purgation, ranged from 106 to 26,373 specimens (average per infected case = 3,326). There was no sex-related difference in the prevalence of G. seoi, and the age distribution of the infected cases showed a relatively even pattern. This study confirms that human infection by G. seoi is not an incidental one and provides the first evidence of its high prevalence on this Korean island.

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Department of Parasitology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7943545

Citation

Lee, S H., et al. "High Prevalence of Gymnophalloides Seoi Infection in a Village On a Southwestern Island of the Republic of Korea." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 51, no. 3, 1994, pp. 281-5.
Lee SH, Chai JY, Lee HJ, et al. High prevalence of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a village on a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1994;51(3):281-5.
Lee, S. H., Chai, J. Y., Lee, H. J., Hong, S. T., Yu, J. R., Sohn, W. M., Kho, W. G., Choi, M. H., & Lim, Y. J. (1994). High prevalence of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a village on a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 51(3), 281-5.
Lee SH, et al. High Prevalence of Gymnophalloides Seoi Infection in a Village On a Southwestern Island of the Republic of Korea. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1994;51(3):281-5. PubMed PMID: 7943545.
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TY - JOUR T1 - High prevalence of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a village on a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea. AU - Lee,S H, AU - Chai,J Y, AU - Lee,H J, AU - Hong,S T, AU - Yu,J R, AU - Sohn,W M, AU - Kho,W G, AU - Choi,M H, AU - Lim,Y J, PY - 1994/9/1/pubmed PY - 1994/9/1/medline PY - 1994/9/1/entrez SP - 281 EP - 5 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 51 IS - 3 N2 - Gymnophalloides seoi (Digenea: Gymnophallidae), a new human intestinal trematode reported from a Korean woman who complained of epigastric discomfort, has been shown to be highly prevalent among the villagers of a southwestern island of the Republic of Korea. For the detection of human infections, fecal examinations were conducted on the inhabitants of a seashore village, where the first patient with a G. seoi infection had resided. Of 98 inhabitants examined, 70 (71.4%) were infected with various intestinal parasites; among them, G. seoi showed the highest rate of egg positivity 48 of 98 (49.0%). Individual worm burdens of G. seoi, as measured by collection of adult flukes after anthelmintic treatment and purgation, ranged from 106 to 26,373 specimens (average per infected case = 3,326). There was no sex-related difference in the prevalence of G. seoi, and the age distribution of the infected cases showed a relatively even pattern. This study confirms that human infection by G. seoi is not an incidental one and provides the first evidence of its high prevalence on this Korean island. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7943545/High_prevalence_of_Gymnophalloides_seoi_infection_in_a_village_on_a_southwestern_island_of_the_Republic_of_Korea_ L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=7943545 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -