A study on cercarial dermatitis in Khuzestan province, south western Iran
- PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF SWIMMER'S ITCH INCIDENCE AND SEVERITY. Verbrugge, Lois M.; Rainey, Jeanette J.; Reimink, Ronald L.; Blankespoor, Harvey D. // Journal of Parasitology;Aug2004, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p697
Reports on a study on the incidence, severity, and risk factors of swimmer's itch in a lake in the U.S. Incidence of swimmer's itch per water-exposure days; Effect of age and gender on the severity of swimmer's itch; Analysis on the factors associated with the incidence of swimmer's itch.
- Which test for schistosomiasis? Newsholme, William // Pulse;8/2/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 31, p44
Presents a question and answer advisory regarding the proper tests for schistosomiasis. Idea on the possible forms of infection; Insights on the common symptoms of infection; Advice on the use of several tests to detect infection like the serological testing.
- TWO CASES OF CERCARIAL DERMATITIS IN AN ITALIAN LAKE. TAMMARO, A.; NARCISI, A.; ABRUZZESE, C.; CORTESI, G.; PERSECHINO, F.; PARISELLA, F. R.; CAPERCHI, C.; PERSECHINO, S. // European Journal of Inflammation (BIOLIFE, s.a.s.);Jan-Apr2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p139
Cercarial dermatitis (also named Swimmer's itch or Clam-digger's disease) was first described about 80 years ago, but today its impact is increasing and it is considered an emerging disease. This represents a hypersensitive or allergic reaction to Trichobilharzia spp, clinically characterized by...
- An overview of animal models in experimental schistosomiasis and refinements in the use of non-human primates. Farah, Idle O.; Kariuki, Thomas M.; King, Christopher L.; Hau, Jann // Laboratory Animals;Jul2001, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p205
The complex nature of the schistosome parasite and its interaction with the mammalian host necessitates the continued use of live intact animal models in schistosomiasis research. This review acknowledges this necessity and highlights some of the important insights into the pathogenesis of the...
- SWIMMER'S ITCH PEGGED TO PARASITES. // USA Today Magazine;Sep2004, Vol. 133 Issue 2712, p6
Presents information on a 2004 research conducted by Lois Verbrugge, a professor and senior research scientist at the University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology in Ann Arbor, regarding the risk factors of a swimmer's itch. Use of ducks and snails in the research; Factors that contribute to...
- Swimmer's Itch: Incidence and Risk Factors. Verbrugge, Lois M.; Rainey, Jeanette J.; Reimink, Ronald L.; Blankespoor, Harvey D. // American Journal of Public Health;May2004, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p738
Swimmer's itch (cercarial dermatitis) affects people engaged in open-water activities. We report incidence and risk factors for a US lake. Water exposures and swimmer's itch experience were reported daily for riparian household residents and guests at Douglas Lake, Michigan, in July 2000....
- swimmer's itch. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p724
An encyclopedia entry for "swimmer's itch" is presented. It refers to a skin rash resulting from swimming in fresh water that has been contaminated with a form of fluke that feeds on snails and wildfowl. It is said that swimmer's itch may be a manifestation of schistosomiasis.
- Discovering New Schistosome Drug Targets: The Role of Transcriptomics. Gobert, Geoffrey N.; Jones, Malcolm K. // Current Drug Targets;Nov2008, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p922
Microarrays are a platform resource that allow the analysis of the entire transcriptome profile of an organism. New advances in the design and production phases make microarrays the perfect tool for parasitology. The mode of action of many drugs employed to treat parasitic diseases are not...
- The genome of the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. Berriman, Matthew; Haas, Brian J.; LoVerde, Philip T.; Wilson, R. Alan; Dillon, Gary P.; Cerqueira, Gustavo C.; Mashiyama, Susan T.; Al-Lazikani, Bissan; Andrade, Luiza F.; Ashton, Peter D.; Aslett, Martin A.; Bartholomeu, Daniella C.; Blandin, Gaelle; Caffrey, Conor R.; Coghlan, Avril; Coulson, Richard; Day, Tim A.; Delcher, Art; DeMarco, Ricardo; Djikeng, Appolinaire // Nature;7/16/2009, Vol. 460 Issue 7253, p352
Schistosoma mansoni is responsible for the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis that affects 210 million people in 76 countries. Here we present analysis of the 363 megabase nuclear genome of the blood fluke. It encodes at least 11,809 genes, with an unusual intron size distribution, and...