Rashidul Haque

Summary

Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Country: Bangladesh

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of acute diarrhea with emphasis on Entamoeba histolytica infections in preschool children in an urban slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:398-405. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Multiplex real-time PCR assay for detection of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis, and Cryptosporidium spp
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:713-7. 2007
  3. pmc A Multilocus Sequence Typing System (MLST) reveals a high level of diversity and a genetic component to Entamoeba histolytica virulence
    Carol A Gilchrist
    Departments of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:151. 2012
  4. pmc The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 10:367. 2011
  5. pmc Mapping hypoendemic, seasonal malaria in rural Bandarban, Bangladesh: a prospective surveillance
    Wasif A Khan
    ICDDR, B International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Clinical Sciences Division
    Malar J 10:124. 2011
  6. pmc Progress and challenges to control malaria in a remote area of Chittagong hill tracts, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 9:156. 2010
  7. pmc Spatial prediction of malaria prevalence in an endemic area of Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 9:120. 2010
  8. pmc Knowledge on the transmission, prevention and treatment of malaria among two endemic populations of Bangladesh and their health-seeking behaviour
    Syed Masud Ahmed
    BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh
    Malar J 8:173. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Innate and acquired resistance to amebiasis in bangladeshi children
    Rashidul Haque
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Infect Dis 186:547-52. 2002
  10. pmc Low-dose beta-carotene supplementation and deworming improve serum vitamin A and beta-carotene concentrations in preschool children of Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Laboratory Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 28:230-7. 2010

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of acute diarrhea with emphasis on Entamoeba histolytica infections in preschool children in an urban slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:398-405. 2003
    ..Understanding the etiology, frequency, and consequences of acute diarrhea in children from a developing country should aid in the design of interventions to improve child health...
  2. ncbi request reprint Multiplex real-time PCR assay for detection of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis, and Cryptosporidium spp
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:713-7. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc A Multilocus Sequence Typing System (MLST) reveals a high level of diversity and a genetic component to Entamoeba histolytica virulence
    Carol A Gilchrist
    Departments of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:151. 2012
    ..histolytica Reference genome (strain HM-1:IMSS) and are highly variable...
  4. pmc The role of age, ethnicity and environmental factors in modulating malaria risk in Rajasthali, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 10:367. 2011
    ..This study aimed to investigate the role of environmental factors on malaria risk in Rajasthali and to quantify the geographical clustering in malaria risk unaccounted by these factors...
  5. pmc Mapping hypoendemic, seasonal malaria in rural Bandarban, Bangladesh: a prospective surveillance
    Wasif A Khan
    ICDDR, B International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Clinical Sciences Division
    Malar J 10:124. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Progress and challenges to control malaria in a remote area of Chittagong hill tracts, Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 9:156. 2010
    ..97%. In 2006, Bangladesh received US$ 36.9 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to support the national malaria control programme of Bangladesh...
  7. pmc Spatial prediction of malaria prevalence in an endemic area of Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 9:120. 2010
    ..Malaria is a major public health burden in Southeastern Bangladesh, particularly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region. Malaria is endemic in 13 districts of Bangladesh and the highest prevalence occurs in Khagrachari (15.47%)...
  8. pmc Knowledge on the transmission, prevention and treatment of malaria among two endemic populations of Bangladesh and their health-seeking behaviour
    Syed Masud Ahmed
    BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh
    Malar J 8:173. 2009
    ..This paper attempts to fill this knowledge gap by using data from a population-based prevalence survey conducted during July to November 2007, in 13 endemic districts of Bangladesh...
  9. ncbi request reprint Innate and acquired resistance to amebiasis in bangladeshi children
    Rashidul Haque
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Infect Dis 186:547-52. 2002
    ..This was associated with an 86% reduction in new infection over 1 year. Amebiasis is a common and potentially serious infection in children from Dhaka, and both innate and acquired immune responses limit infection...
  10. pmc Low-dose beta-carotene supplementation and deworming improve serum vitamin A and beta-carotene concentrations in preschool children of Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Laboratory Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 28:230-7. 2010
    ..Low-dose beta-carotene supplementation, along with an antihelminthic therapy, synergistically improved vitamin A status. This finding has public-health implications for improving vitamin A status of children in developing countries...
  11. pmc Entamoeba histolytica infection in children and protection from subsequent amebiasis
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Infect Immun 74:904-9. 2006
    ..The challenge of producing an effective vaccine will be to improve upon naturally acquired immunity, which does not provide absolute protection from reinfection...
  12. pmc Malaria prevalence in endemic districts of Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 4:e6737. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to obtain this baseline on the prevalence of malaria and bed net use in the thirteen malaria endemic districts of Bangladesh...
  13. ncbi request reprint Correlation of interferon-gamma production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells with childhood malnutrition and susceptibility to amebiasis
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:340-4. 2007
    ..49, P = 0.07). We conclude that production of IFN-gamma is linked to nutritional status and predicts future susceptibility to symptomatic amebiasis...
  14. pmc Prospective case-control study of the association between common enteric protozoal parasites and diarrhea in Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1191-7. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Centre for Health and Population Research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:39-41. 2007
    ..82 +/- 12.14 hours) and parasite (30.36 +/- 19.43 hours) clearance. These data suggest that artemether-lumefantrine is a highly efficacious and well-tolerated treatment for uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Bangladesh...
  16. pmc Attribution of malnutrition to cause-specific diarrheal illness: evidence from a prospective study of preschool children in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Dinesh Mondal
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:824-6. 2009
    ..and Entamoeba histolytica were significantly more prevalent in malnourished children. We concluded that the malnutrition attributed risk is not equal for enteric pathogens associated with diarrheal illness...
  17. pmc Genotyping of Plasmodium falciparum using antigenic polymorphic markers and to study anti-malarial drug resistance markers in malaria endemic areas of Bangladesh
    Jasmin Akter
    ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh
    Malar J 11:386. 2012
    ..Antifolate drug resistant genotypes were high with 99% and 73% of parasites having two or more mutations at the dhfr or dhps loci...
  18. ncbi request reprint Entamoeba histolytica-associated diarrheal illness is negatively associated with the growth of preschool children: evidence from a prospective study
    Dinesh Mondal
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G P O Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:1032-8. 2006
    ..01-8.52, P=0.047) more likely to be malnourished and 4.69 times (95% CI 1.55-14.18, P=0.006) more prone to be stunted. Entamoeba histolytica-associated diarrheal illness was negatively associated with the growth of preschool children...
  19. pmc Evaluation of the OnSite (Pf/Pan) rapid diagnostic test for diagnosis of clinical malaria
    Abu Naser Mohon
    International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh icddr, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Malar J 11:415. 2012
    ..This study evaluates OnSite (Pf/Pan) antigen test, a new RDT introduced by CTK Biotech Inc, USA for malaria diagnosis in a reference setting...
  20. pmc Seasonal concentrations and determinants of indoor particulate matter in a low-income community in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Emily S Gurley
    Centre for Communicable Diseases, International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Environ Res 121:11-6. 2013
    ..Interventions to reduce biomass burning could result in a daily reduction of 75╬╝g/m(3) (40%) in time-weighted average PM(2.5) concentrations...
  21. pmc Diagnosis of amebic liver abscess and amebic colitis by detection of Entamoeba histolytica DNA in blood, urine, and saliva by a real-time PCR assay
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2798-801. 2010
    ..histolytica DNA in liver abscess and intestinal infection, respectively. We conclude that the detection of E. histolytica DNA in saliva and urine could be used as a diagnostic tool for amebic liver abscess...
  22. doi request reprint Relationship between sand fly fauna and kala-azar endemicity in Bangladesh
    Mohammad Shafiul Alam
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Acta Trop 112:23-5. 2009
    ..Among Sergentomyia species Sergentomyia shorttii Adler & Theodor contributed 14.4% of the total collection. Density of sand flies both vector and non-vector species were significantly higher in endemic areas than non-endemic areas...
  23. pmc Contribution of enteric infection, altered intestinal barrier function, and maternal malnutrition to infant malnutrition in Bangladesh
    Dinesh Mondal
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Laboratory Sciences Division, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 54:185-92. 2012
    ..Our goal was to determine the contribution of specific enteric infections to malnutrition-associated diarrhea and to determine the role of enteric infections in the development of malnutrition...
  24. pmc Modelling malaria treatment practices in Bangladesh using spatial statistics
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Malar J 11:63. 2012
    ..The risks of low-control programme usage include incomplete malaria treatment, possible misuse of anti-malarial drugs, and an increased potential for drug resistance...
  25. pmc Incidence of respiratory virus-associated pneumonia in urban poor young children of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009-2011
    Nusrat Homaira
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 7:e32056. 2012
    ..Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood death in Bangladesh. We conducted a longitudinal study to estimate the incidence of virus-associated pneumonia in children aged <2 years in a low-income urban community in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
  26. pmc Prevalence of anopheline species and their Plasmodium infection status in epidemic-prone border areas of Bangladesh
    Mohammad Shafiul Alam
    Parasitology Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Malar J 9:15. 2010
    ..This study was designed with an intention to identify anopheline species and possible malaria vectors in the border belt areas, where the malaria is endemic in Bangladesh...
  27. ncbi request reprint Giardia assemblage A infection and diarrhea in Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Infect Dis 192:2171-3. 2005
    ..Our findings indicate that genotypic differences in virulence and fecundity may help to explain why not every Giardia infection results in disease, but they need to be confirmed in other urban populations of the developing world...
  28. doi request reprint Oral polio vaccine response in breast fed infants with malnutrition and diarrhea
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Vaccine 32:478-82. 2014
    ..These data are consistent with a defect in induction of immunity in the gut for OPV but not parenteral vaccines, a defect that may be amenable to intervention in part via promotion of exclusive breastfeeding. ..
  29. pmc Diversity of anopheline species and their Plasmodium infection status in rural Bandarban, Bangladesh
    Mohammad Shafiul Alam
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Parasit Vectors 5:150. 2012
    ..Within these studies entomological surveillance has been undertaken to study the role of the existing anopheline species involved in the malaria transmission cycle throughout the year...
  30. pmc Real-time PCR assay and rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of clinically suspected malaria patients in Bangladesh
    Mohammad Shafiul Alam
    Parasitology Laboratory, ICDDR B GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    Malar J 10:175. 2011
    ..A study was conducted to establish a SYBR Green-based modified real-time PCR assay as a gold standard to evaluate the performance of four commercially-available malaria RDTs, along with the classical gold standard- microscopy...
  31. pmc Real-time-PCR assay for diagnosis of Entamoeba histolytica infection
    Shantanu Roy
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2168-72. 2005
    ..In conclusion, all three methods for the detection of E. histolytica were highly specific, with real-time PCR being the most sensitive...
  32. pmc Clinical and immunological aspects of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in Bangladesh
    Shamim Islam
    Children s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:345-53. 2013
    ..PKDL is frequent in Bangladesh and poses a challenge to the current visceral leishmaniasis elimination initiative in the Indian subcontinent...
  33. pmc Hospital-based prevalence of malaria and dengue in febrile patients in Bangladesh
    Labib I Faruque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:58-64. 2012
    ..Dengue infection is widespread across Bangladesh, but malaria is sufficiently uncommon that it should not be assumed as the cause of fever without laboratory confirmation...
  34. pmc Survey of domestic cattle for anti-Leishmania antibodies and Leishmania DNA in a visceral leishmaniasis endemic area of Bangladesh
    Mohammad Shafiul Alam
    ICDDR, B, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Vet Res 7:27. 2011
    ..Recently-developed molecular assay loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) was also performed for further sensitive detection of parasite DNA...
  35. doi request reprint Performance of a HRP-2/pLDH based rapid diagnostic test at the Bangladesh-India-Myanmar border areas for diagnosis of clinical malaria
    Rubayet Elahi
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Malar J 12:378. 2013
    ..This study assessed the performance of a HRP-2/pLDH based RDT (Parascreen® Pan/Pf) in a laboratory setting utilizing clinical samples obtained from the field...
  36. pmc Low prevalence of Leishmania donovani infection among the blood donors in kala-azar endemic areas of Bangladesh
    M Mamun Huda
    Centre for Communicable Disease, ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    BMC Infect Dis 13:62. 2013
    ..No information is available about the prevalence of Leishmania infection among blood donors in Bangladesh; therefore we aimed to investigate this question...
  37. ncbi request reprint Aetiology of diarrhoea in a birth cohort of children aged 0-2 year(s) in rural Mirzapur, Bangladesh
    Khundkar Z Hasan
    Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:25-35. 2006
    ..Enterotoxigenic B. fragilis was also identified as a pathogen. Ongoing vaccine efforts focusing on Shigella, rotavirus, and ETEC would be useful...
  38. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of amebiasis in Bangladesh
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Arch Med Res 37:273-6. 2006
    ..histolytica was excellent. TechLab's E. histolytica- specific antigen detection test was both rapid and simple to perform, making it appropriate for use in the developing world, where amebiasis is most prevalent...
  39. pmc Evaluation of rK-39 strip test using urine for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area in Bangladesh
    Md Gulam Musawwir Khan
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, 68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Parasit Vectors 3:114. 2010
    ..3%, respectively, compared to serum based rK-39 test. The findings suggest that the urine based rK-39 test could be a practical and efficient tool for the diagnosis of VL patients in rural areas, particularly where resources are limited...
  40. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in a population-based study in Bangladesh
    Kazi Mizanur Rahman
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
    Clin Infect Dis 50:73-6. 2010
    ..The rising PKDL incidence threatens the regional visceral leishmaniasis elimination initiative and underscores the urgent need for more effective PKDL diagnosis and treatment...
  41. pmc Malaria prevalence, risk factors and spatial distribution in a hilly forest area of Bangladesh
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    PLoS ONE 6:e18908. 2011
    ..This prevalence study assesses whether or not high malaria prevalence remains, and if so, which areas and individuals remain at high risk of infection...
  42. pmc Short communication: evaluation of a new rapid diagnostic test for quality assurance by kala azar elimination programme in bangladesh
    Md Gulam Musawwir Khan
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ICDDR, B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    J Parasitol Res 2011:862475. 2011
    ..This study showed that the performance of the "Onsite Leishmania Ab Rapid Test" strip tests was up to the recommended level...
  43. ncbi request reprint Amebiasis
    Rashidul Haque
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    N Engl J Med 348:1565-73. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic efficacy of quinine plus sulfadoxine-pyremethamine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Bangladesh
    Kamala Thriemer
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Bangladesh
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:645-9. 2006
    ..These data suggest that the combination of 3 days of quinine with a single dose of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine is an interesting and affordable alternative as long as or whenever ACT is not available...
  45. doi request reprint Present situation of vector-control management in Bangladesh: a wake up call
    Dinesh Mondal
    Parasitology Laboratory, Laboratory Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
    Health Policy 87:369-76. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to identify the favorable factors and the constraints of present vector-control management in Bangladesh...
  46. doi request reprint Use of metagenomics to understand the genetic basis of malnutrition
    Tahmeed Ahmed
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Nutr Rev 67:S201-6. 2009
    ....
  47. pmc Spatial malaria epidemiology in Bangladeshi highlands
    Ubydul Haque
    International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Malar J 8:185. 2009
    ..In 2007, BRAC and ICDDR,B carried out a malaria prevalence survey in the endemic regions including the Khagrachari District...
  48. ncbi request reprint Entamoeba histolytica: sequence conservation of the Gal/GalNAc lectin from clinical isolates
    David L Beck
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1340, USA
    Exp Parasitol 101:157-63. 2002
    ..histolytica is a clonal population. Sequence conservation of the lectin indicates that immune responses against it should be cross-protective...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cognitive effects of diarrhea, malnutrition, and Entamoeba histolytica infection on school age children in Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Jessica L Tarleton
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville Virginia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:475-81. 2006
    ..histolytica infection, was associated with a lower level of cognitive functioning. This suggested that intervention during school age years may be able to mitigate the cognitive deficiencies associated with malnutrition...
  50. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of visceral leishmaniasis on households in Bangladesh
    D Anoopa Sharma
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 11:757-64. 2006
    ..To explore current patterns of diagnosis and treatment, quantify household economic impact and identify household strategies to cover the costs of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) care in rural Bangladesh...
  51. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: consequences of a neglected disease in a Bangladeshi community
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:624-8. 2003
    ..To decrease the KA burden in endemic areas, community efforts should be supplemented with effective treatment programs to ensure access to appropriate and affordable diagnosis and case management...
  52. pmc Evaluation of Entamoeba histolytica antigen and antibody point-of-care tests for the rapid diagnosis of amebiasis
    Megan Leo
    University of Virginia, P O Box 801340, Charlottesville, VA 22908 1340, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4569-71. 2006
    ....
  53. pmc Risk factors for kala-azar in Bangladesh
    Caryn Bern
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:655-62. 2005
    ..Our data confirm strong clustering and suggest that insecticide-treated nets could be effective in preventing kala-azar...
  54. pmc Evidence for a link between parasite genotype and outcome of infection with Entamoeba histolytica
    Ibne Karim M Ali
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, Great Britain
    J Clin Microbiol 45:285-9. 2007
    ..histolytica. The markers themselves do not indicate the nature of the underlying genetic differences, but they may be linked to loci that do have an impact on the outcome of infection...
  55. pmc Entamoeba moshkovskii infections in children, Bangladesh
    Ibne Karim M Ali
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:580-4. 2003
    ..dispar. The high association of E. moshkovskii with E. histolytica and E. dispar may have obscured its identification in previous studies. The high prevalence found in this study suggests that humans may be a true host for this amoeba...
  56. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis and asymptomatic leishmanial infection in a highly endemic Bangladeshi village
    Caryn Bern
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:909-14. 2007
    ..The CRP levels were higher in kala-azar patients compared with the other two groups. Low red meat intake and poor zinc and retinol status may characterize a group at higher risk of symptomatic disease...
  57. pmc Association between Cryptosporidium infection and human leukocyte antigen class I and class II alleles
    Beth D Kirkpatrick
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Unit of Infectious Diseases, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:474-8. 2008
    ..Cryptosporidium species are a common cause of diarrhea, which can be severe and protracted in young children and immunocompromised individuals...
  58. ncbi request reprint Influence of human leukocyte antigen class II alleles on susceptibility to Entamoeba histolytica infection in Bangladeshi children
    Priya Duggal
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:520-6. 2004
    ..To test this hypothesis, we compared the genotype frequencies of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles in a cohort of Bangladeshi children intensively monitored for E. histolytica infection for a 3-year period...
  59. pmc Comparison of two immunoassays for detection of Entamoeba histolytica
    Sarah Buss
    Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2778-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we compared the commercially available Ridascreen Entamoeba test (R-Biopharm) and the E. histolytica II test (Techlab), and we found that the E. histolytica II test detects E. histolytica infections more accurately...
  60. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis: consequences to women in a Bangladeshi community
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:360-4. 2004
    ..Future work needs to focus on understanding the implications of KA on women and to develop sustainable strategies for appropriate and timely access to treatment...
  61. pmc Multiplex real-time PCR assay using Scorpion probes and DNA capture for genotype-specific detection of Giardia lamblia on fecal samples
    Cherie T Ng
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, MR4 Building, Room 2144, P O Box 801340, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1256-60. 2005
    ..This single-reaction multiplex qPCR assay distinguishes assemblage A Giardia infections from assemblage B infections directly on fecal samples and may aid epidemiologic investigation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction-based genotype classification among human Blastocystis hominis populations isolated from different countries
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    Parasitol Res 92:22-9. 2004
    ..hominis...
  63. pmc Coding and noncoding genomic regions of Entamoeba histolytica have significantly different rates of sequence polymorphisms: implications for epidemiological studies
    Dhruva Bhattacharya
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4815-9. 2005
    ..07% and 0.37%, respectively), indicating that these regions are subject to different selection pressures. Additionally, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) potentially associated with specific clinical outcomes were identified...
  64. pmc Human intestinal parasites
    Rashidul Haque
    J Health Popul Nutr 25:387-91. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint The bittersweet interface of parasite and host: lectin-carbohydrate interactions during human invasion by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica
    William A Petri
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Virginia, MR4 Bldg Room 2115, Lane Road, Charlottesville 22908 1340, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 56:39-64. 2002
    ..The structure and function of the lectin that controls these divergent cell biologic processes are the subject of this review...
  66. ncbi request reprint Multiplex analysis of circulating cytokines in the sera of patients with different clinical forms of visceral leishmaniasis
    Katie M Kurkjian
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Branch of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cytometry A 69:353-8. 2006
    ..Measuring multiple cytokine levels in blood samples using a multiplexed microsphere assay (MMA) may be useful to further evaluate the Th1/Th2 paradigm in humans...
  67. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR detection and speciation of Cryptosporidium infection using Scorpion probes
    Suzanne E Stroup
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA, and Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences and Haematology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
    J Med Microbiol 55:1217-22. 2006
    ..These Scorpion probe qPCR assays are simpler to perform than existing nested PCR and RFLP methods for diagnosis and epidemiological investigation of cryptosporidiosis...
  68. ncbi request reprint Loss of leishmanin skin test antigen sensitivity and potency in a longitudinal study of visceral leishmaniasis in Bangladesh
    Caryn Bern
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:744-8. 2006
    ..infantum study antigen sensitivity was 70% compared with L. amazonensis antigen. Our data underscore the need for better production, standardization, and documentation of sensitivity, potency, and stability of leishmanin antigens...
  69. ncbi request reprint Identification of developmentally regulated genes in Entamoeba histolytica: insights into mechanisms of stage conversion in a protozoan parasite
    Gretchen M Ehrenkaufer
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cell Microbiol 9:1426-44. 2007
    ..These advances lay the groundwork for dissection of the molecular signals that initiate stage conversion and development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic measures targeting E. histolytica cysts...
  70. ncbi request reprint [In vitro antimalarial drug resistance in Southeastern Bangladesh]
    Bernhard Attlmayr
    Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 118:58-61. 2006
    ..48 microM, 95% CI: 120.78-249.17) and pyrimethamine (IC50 = 1.7 microM, 95% CI: 1.25-2.3; IC90 = 4.83 microM, 95% CI: 3.17-7.37) with quinine proved to be an interesting option for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Bangladesh...