K Polman

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): Pierrea multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case-control study
    Katja Polman
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 15:338. 2015
  2. pmc Use of expressed sequence tags as an alternative approach for the identification of Taenia solium metacestode excretion/secretion proteins
    Bjorn Victor
    Veterinary Helminthology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 6:224. 2013
  3. pmc Persistent digestive disorders in the tropics: causative infectious pathogens and reference diagnostic tests
    Sören L Becker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 13:37. 2013
  4. pmc The contribution of water contact behavior to the high Schistosoma mansoni Infection rates observed in the Senegal River Basin
    Seydou Sow
    Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 11:198. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of density-dependent fecundity in human Schistosoma mansoni infections by relating egg counts to circulating antigens through Deming regression
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Parasitology 122:161-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of egg counts and circulating antigen levels in a recent Schistosoma mansoni focus in northern Senegal
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 6:538-44. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the patterns of Schistosoma mansoni infection and re-infection in Senegal, from faecal egg counts and serum concentrations of circulating anodic antigen
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:679-89. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Specificity of circulating antigen detection for schistosomiasis mansoni in Senegal and Burundi
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 5:534-7. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Relating serum circulating anodic antigens to faecal egg counts in Schistosoma mansoni infections: a modelling approach
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Parasitology 121:601-10. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Day-to-day fluctuation of schistosome circulating antigen levels in serum and urine of humans infected with Schistosoma mansoni in Burundi
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 59:150-4. 1998

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): Pierrea multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case-control study
    Katja Polman
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 15:338. 2015
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  2. pmc Use of expressed sequence tags as an alternative approach for the identification of Taenia solium metacestode excretion/secretion proteins
    Bjorn Victor
    Veterinary Helminthology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 6:224. 2013
    ..In this study, we evaluate this approach and compare the results to those obtained in the previous study...
  3. pmc Persistent digestive disorders in the tropics: causative infectious pathogens and reference diagnostic tests
    Sören L Becker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 13:37. 2013
    ..We provide an overview of pathogens causing digestive disorders in the tropics and evaluate available reference tests...
  4. pmc The contribution of water contact behavior to the high Schistosoma mansoni Infection rates observed in the Senegal River Basin
    Seydou Sow
    Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 11:198. 2011
    ..So far, only few studies have related water contact patterns to infection levels...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of density-dependent fecundity in human Schistosoma mansoni infections by relating egg counts to circulating antigens through Deming regression
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Parasitology 122:161-7. 2001
    ..Assuming that egg counts and antigen measurements directly reflect egg production and worm burdens, respectively, our findings reinforce the indication of density-dependent fecundity in schistosomiasis mansoni, as suggested by others...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of egg counts and circulating antigen levels in a recent Schistosoma mansoni focus in northern Senegal
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 6:538-44. 2001
    ..They would indicate a substantial turnover of worm populations, with an estimated average life span of only 7 months, probably less, in this recently emerged, intense S. mansoni focus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the patterns of Schistosoma mansoni infection and re-infection in Senegal, from faecal egg counts and serum concentrations of circulating anodic antigen
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:679-89. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Specificity of circulating antigen detection for schistosomiasis mansoni in Senegal and Burundi
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 5:534-7. 2000
    ..For precise epidemiological analyses the highly specific serum CAA assay remains the method of choice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relating serum circulating anodic antigens to faecal egg counts in Schistosoma mansoni infections: a modelling approach
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Parasitology 121:601-10. 2000
    ..Apparently, the relationship between (measured) CAA concentrations, egg counts and worm burdens in human S. mansoni infections is more complex than assumed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Day-to-day fluctuation of schistosome circulating antigen levels in serum and urine of humans infected with Schistosoma mansoni in Burundi
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 59:150-4. 1998
    ..Our results indicate that detection of circulating antigens in a single serum or urine sample provides a quantitatively more stable diagnosis of S. mansoni infection than fecal egg counts based on a single stool examination...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are poor responses to praziquantel for the treatment of Schistosoma mansoni infections in Senegal due to resistance? An overview of the evidence
    B Gryseels
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 6:864-73. 2001
    ..We conclude that there is no convincing evidence for praziquantel-resistant S. mansoni in Senegal, and that the low cure rates can be attributed to high initial worm loads and intense transmission in this area...
  12. doi request reprint Regular treatments of praziquantel do not impact on the genetic make-up of Schistosoma mansoni in Northern Senegal
    T Huyse
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Infect Genet Evol 18:100-5. 2013
    ..Since PZQ is the only general schistosomicide available, the possibility of PZQ resistance is of great concern both for disease control and for curative use in clinical practice. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Age-related worm load and worm fecundity patterns in human populations, as indicated by schistosome circulating antigens
    K Polman
    Department of Parasitology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 93:123-5. 1998
    ..The objective was to study and compare age-related worm load and worm fecundity patterns in these two different endemic settings. Here, we will summarize the most important findings and conclusions of this study...
  14. doi request reprint An agent-based model of exposure to human toxocariasis: a multi-country validation
    K Kanobana
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Unit of Medical Helminthology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Parasitology 140:986-98. 2013
    ..Our approach leads to novel insights in the transmission dynamics of Toxocara...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Hygiene practices and contamination risks of surface waters by schistosome eggs: the case of an infested village in Northern Senegal]
    S Sow
    Institut de médecine tropicale Prince Léopold, Anvers, Belgique
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 97:12-4. 2004
    ..In order to improve hygienic practices and reduce fecal pollution of the environment, a health education model respecting local beliefs and customs would be indispensable...
  16. doi request reprint Inbreeding within human Schistosoma mansoni: do host-specific factors shape the genetic composition of parasite populations?
    F Van den Broeck
    1 Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 2 Unit of Medical Helminthology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Heredity (Edinb) 113:32-41. 2014
    ..The present study suggests that host-specific factors may shape the genetic composition of schistosome populations, revealing important insights into host-parasite interactions within a natural system...
  17. doi request reprint Hybridisation between the two major African schistosome species of humans
    T Huyse
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Unit of Medical Helminthology, Antwerpen, Belgium
    Int J Parasitol 43:687-9. 2013
    ..The cytochrome c oxidase 1 clones always belonged to only one of the parental species. This demonstrates that offspring of heterologous pairing between these two species is not (always) parthenogenetic...
  18. doi request reprint Toxocara seropositivity, atopy and asthma: a study in Cuban schoolchildren
    K Kanobana
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 18:403-6. 2013
    ..More specifically, in subjects having a hypothetical 'atopic genotype', HT could boost preexistent allergy symptoms. We tested the latter hypothesis in Cuba, a country where both asthma and HT are prevalent...