parasitic skin diseases

Summary

Summary: Skin diseases caused by ARTHROPODS; HELMINTHS; or PROTOZOA.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Immune responses directed against microfilariae correlate with severity of clinical onchodermatitis and treatment history
    Magdi M Ali
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of Khartoum, Sudan
    J Infect Dis 187:714-7. 2003
  2. ncbi [Onchocerciasis]
    C D Enk
    The Hadassah Germany Skin Center, Department of Dermatology, The Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Hautarzt 54:513-7. 2003
  3. ncbi Cutaneous onchocercoma
    Jason F Okulicz
    Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
    Int J Dermatol 43:170-2. 2004
  4. pmc Diagnostic dermatology. Demodicosis
    Jan A Hall
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 46:949-50, 952. 2005
  5. ncbi [Ectoparasites. Part 1: lice and fleas]
    P Nenoff
    Haut und Laborarzt Allergologie, Andrologie, Laboratorium für medizinische Mikrobiologie, Str des Friedens 8, 04579 Mölbis
    Hautarzt 60:663-71; quiz 672-3. 2009
  6. ncbi Bird schistosomes: do they die in mammalian skin?
    P Horak
    Dept of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicné 7, CZ 12844 Prague, Czech Republic
    Trends Parasitol 17:66-9. 2001
  7. ncbi Pyoderma, group A streptococci and parasitic skin diseases -- a dangerous relationship
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Trop Med Int Health 10:713-6. 2005
  8. pmc Selective mass treatment with ivermectin to control intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in a severely affected population
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Bull World Health Organ 82:563-71. 2004
  9. ncbi Schistosome cercariae as the causative agent of swimmer's itch in Iceland
    L Kolarova
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Charles University, Faculty Hospital Bulovka, Prague, Czech Republic
    J Helminthol 73:215-20. 1999
  10. pmc [Cercarial dermatitis in Europe: a new public health problem?]
    L de Gentile
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Mycologie, Centre hospitalier universitaire CHU, Angers, France
    Bull World Health Organ 74:159-63. 1996

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  1. ncbi Immune responses directed against microfilariae correlate with severity of clinical onchodermatitis and treatment history
    Magdi M Ali
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of Khartoum, Sudan
    J Infect Dis 187:714-7. 2003
    ..Thus, the degree of dermatopathological effect is related to the host's immune response against microfilariae, and ivermectin augments such responses...
  2. ncbi [Onchocerciasis]
    C D Enk
    The Hadassah Germany Skin Center, Department of Dermatology, The Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Hautarzt 54:513-7. 2003
    ..Ivermectin is highly microfilaricidal, and is the current drug of choice for both skin and ocular manifestations...
  3. ncbi Cutaneous onchocercoma
    Jason F Okulicz
    Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
    Int J Dermatol 43:170-2. 2004
    ..The antiparasitic agent ivermectin is the drug of choice for both prophylaxis and treatment of active disease...
  4. pmc Diagnostic dermatology. Demodicosis
    Jan A Hall
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
    Can Vet J 46:949-50, 952. 2005
  5. ncbi [Ectoparasites. Part 1: lice and fleas]
    P Nenoff
    Haut und Laborarzt Allergologie, Andrologie, Laboratorium für medizinische Mikrobiologie, Str des Friedens 8, 04579 Mölbis
    Hautarzt 60:663-71; quiz 672-3. 2009
    Ectoparasites and epidermal parasitic skin diseases are a heterogeneous group of infections of the external layer of the skin...
  6. ncbi Bird schistosomes: do they die in mammalian skin?
    P Horak
    Dept of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicné 7, CZ 12844 Prague, Czech Republic
    Trends Parasitol 17:66-9. 2001
    ..Here, we review bird schistosomes as causative agents of cercarial dermatitis, underline adaptations of bird schistosomes to their life in vertebrate hosts, and discuss potential risks caused by the parasites migrating in humans...
  7. ncbi Pyoderma, group A streptococci and parasitic skin diseases -- a dangerous relationship
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Trop Med Int Health 10:713-6. 2005
  8. pmc Selective mass treatment with ivermectin to control intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in a severely affected population
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Bull World Health Organ 82:563-71. 2004
    To assess the short-term and long-term impact of selective mass treatment with ivermectin on the prevalence of intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases in an economically depressed community in north-east Brazil.
  9. ncbi Schistosome cercariae as the causative agent of swimmer's itch in Iceland
    L Kolarova
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Charles University, Faculty Hospital Bulovka, Prague, Czech Republic
    J Helminthol 73:215-20. 1999
    ..This is the first report of schistosomes in Iceland and also the most northern occurrence of these parasites in Europe...
  10. pmc [Cercarial dermatitis in Europe: a new public health problem?]
    L de Gentile
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Mycologie, Centre hospitalier universitaire CHU, Angers, France
    Bull World Health Organ 74:159-63. 1996
    ..In the light of the observations reported here and the analysis of recent publications, cercarial dermatitis may be regarded as an emerging disease. Its public health impact needs to be evaluated at the global level...
  11. pmc The effect of eradication of lice on the occurrence of the grain defect light flecks and spots on cattle hides
    O Nafstad
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Vet Scand 42:99-106. 2001
    ..The eradication programme eliminated the seasonal variation in the prevalence of light flecks and spots which was present before treatment...
  12. ncbi Cercarial dermatitis contracted via contact with an aquarium: case report and review
    R Fölster-Holst
    Department of Dermatology, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Schittenhelmstrasse 7, 24105 Kiel, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 145:638-40. 2001
    ..It is commonly contracted while swimming or wading in lakes. We report a biology teacher who developed the dermatitis after cleaning the school aquarium in which he kept a water snail and some fish...
  13. pmc Variation in the level of grain defect light flecks and spots on cattle hides
    O Nafstad
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Vet Scand 42:91-8. 2001
    ..This variation supported the importance of lice in the development of light flecks and spots and suggested a relatively long healing period for the damages induced by lice...
  14. ncbi Ivermectin in dermatology
    Pascal Del Giudice
    Unité Infectiologie Dermatologie, Hôpital Bonnet 83600, Frejus, France
    J Drugs Dermatol 2:13-21. 2003
    ..In this paper we review parasitoses which have been treated with ivermectin; mainly, filariasis, strongyloidiasis, cutaneous larva migrans, and scabies and head lice...
  15. ncbi [Rosacea and Demodex]
    Theo Rufli
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:585-6. 2005
  16. ncbi Ivermectin treatment of demodicosis in 56 hamsters
    K Tani
    Hayashiya Animal Hospital, Kohata, Uji, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 63:1245-7. 2001
    ..5%) hamsters had improved clinically. No significant differences in prognosis of demodicosis were detected according to sex, breed, age and clinical features, but the prognosis of demodicosis in hamsters with concurrent disease was poor...
  17. ncbi Cutaneous Strongyloides stercoralis infection: an unusual presentation
    Micki N Ly
    Ohio State University, OH, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:S157-60. 2003
    ..We present a case of disseminated strongyloidiasis with an unusual manifestation mimicking a drug rash and review the dermatologic manifestations of strongyloidiasis infestation...
  18. ncbi [Diagnostic image (82). A man with different leg colors. Onchocerciasis]
    G P Verburg
    Amphia Ziekenhuis, locatie Langendijk, afd Interne Geneeskunde, Langendijk 75, 4819 EV Breda
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:616. 2002
    ..A subcutaneous nodule on the left leg was an onchocercoma. After treatment with ivermectin the itch disappeared and the difference in skin colour slowly subsided...
  19. ncbi A case of cutaneous paragonimiasis with pleural effusion
    Teruki Dainichi
    Department of Dermatology and Research Institute for Diseases of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int J Dermatol 42:699-702. 2003
    ..Paragonimiasis is an infectious disease caused by Paragonimus, which persists in the lung of mammals. Infection in the skin is very rare...
  20. ncbi Leishmaniasis and other dermatozoonoses in Brazil
    Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
    Department of Dermatology and Post Graduate Course, HUCFF UFRJ and the School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Clin Dermatol 20:122-34. 2002
  21. ncbi Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
    Lance H Borup
    Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Fort Worth, USA
    Cutis 72:297-302; quiz 296. 2003
    ..Recommendations were made for ivermectin treatments every 6 months for up to 10 years. The history, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of onchocerciasis are discussed...
  22. ncbi The effect of 5 years of annual treatment with ivermectin (Mectizan) on the prevalence and morbidity of onchocerciasis in the village of Gami in the Central African Republic
    M H Kennedy
    Task Force for Child Survival, Mectizan Donation Program, 750 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:297-307. 2002
    ..The prevalences of pruritus, onchocercal nodules and impaired vision were all significantly reduced. The results emphasise the long-term benefits of the mass-treatment programmes, particularly for children aged <10 years...
  23. ncbi Ivermectin: pharmacology and application in dermatology
    Assen L Dourmishev
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Int J Dermatol 44:981-8. 2005
    ..Ivermectin is of great interest in the treatment of patients with different forms of scabies, head lice, demodecidosis, cutaneous larva migrans, cutaneous larva currens, myiasis, and filariasis...
  24. ncbi Cercarial dermatitis in central India: an emerging health problem among tribal communities
    V G Rao
    Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Nagpur Road, PO Garha, Jabalpur 482003, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:409-13. 2007
    ..Cercarial dermatitis therefore appears to be a significant health problem among the tribal populations of central India...
  25. ncbi [Diagnostic image (109). A man with furuncles. Cutaneous myiasis]
    W E M Schouten
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Inwendige Geneeskunde, onderafd Infectieziekten, Tropische Geneeskunde en Aids, Postbus 22 660, 1100 DD Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1937. 2002
    ..A 27-year-old man had 'furuncles' after a one-month stay in Gambia, which proved to be cutaneous myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga...
  26. ncbi Onchocerciasis in West Africa after 2002: a challenge to take up
    J M Hougard
    Parasite 9:105-11. 2002
    ....
  27. ncbi Treatment of cutaneous gnathostomiasis with ivermectin
    Kanyarat Kraivichian
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:623-8. 2004
    ..We concluded that a single dose of ivermectin (200 microg/kg) is less effective than albendazole (400 mg/day for 21 days) for treatment of cutaneous gnathostomiasis, but there was no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05)...
  28. ncbi Impact of health educational programmes on the prevalence of enterobiasis in schoolchildren in Thailand
    C Nithikathkul
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
    J Helminthol 79:61-5. 2005
    ..This decrease was significant in comparison to the decrease shown among children who received medical treatment only. The study therefore showed that educating high risk individuals played a key role in the prevention of enterobiasis...
  29. ncbi Onchocerciasis in a teenager from Africa
    John A D Leake
    Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:1161-6. 2004
  30. ncbi Gnathostomiasis: clinicopathologic study
    Mario Magaña
    Hospital General de México Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico
    Am J Dermatopathol 26:91-5. 2004
    ..Thus, the presence of these histopathologic features in the context of a clinical picture suggestive of gnathostomiasis allows the pathologist to make the correct diagnosis...
  31. ncbi Efficacy of ivermectin in a patient population concomitantly infected with intestinal helminths and ectoparasites
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, Federal University of Ceará State, Fortaleza CE Brazil
    Arzneimittelforschung 54:416-21. 2004
    ..The drug seems to be particularly useful when polyparasitism is expected to occur or when public health measures aim to reduce both intestinal helminthiases and parasitic skin diseases by mass chemotherapy.
  32. ncbi Efficacy of fipronil in the treatment of feline cheyletiellosis
    F Scarampella
    Studio Dermatologico Veterinario, Via Sismondi 62, I 20133 Milano, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 129:333-9. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi Ectopic cutaneous schistosomiasis
    Khalid S Al-Karawi
    Int J Dermatol 43:550-1. 2004
  34. ncbi Occurrence of a house-infesting Tropical rat mite (Ornithonyssus bacoti) on murides and human beings
    W Beck
    Pfizer Animal Health GmbH, Leopoldstrasse 27, 80802 Munich, Germany
    Travel Med Infect Dis 6:245-9. 2008
    ..The diagnosis of a Rat mite dermatitis requires the detection of the parasite, which is more likely to be found in the environment of its host than on the hosts' skin itself...
  35. ncbi Localized papular cutaneous schistosomiasis: two cases in travellers
    J A Leman
    Department of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Clin Exp Dermatol 26:50-2. 2001
    ..We now report two cases of cutaneous schistosomiasis presenting in Edinburgh with subtle, but remarkably similar, skin lesions...
  36. ncbi [Dermatitis and eosinophilia in a 9-year-old girl from Congo: putative onchodermatitis]
    B E Wittekindt
    Klinik I für Kinder und Jugendmedizin, Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Klin Padiatr 218:41-4. 2006
    ..The differential diagnosis for itching skin lesions with high eosinophils in children from developing countries should include onchocercosis...
  37. ncbi The impact of ivermectin treatment alone and when in parallel with Simulium neavei elimination on onchocerciasis in Uganda
    Richard Ndyomugyenyi
    National Onchocerciasis Control Programme, Vector Control Division, Kampala, Uganda
    Trop Med Int Health 9:882-6. 2004
    ..neavei transmission to hasten the elimination of onchocerciasis as a public health and socio-economic problem in those foci...
  38. ncbi The burden of onchocerciasis in Uganda
    R Ndyomugyenyi
    National Onchocerciasis Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 92:S133-7. 1998
    ..It seems likely that it would be best to give Mectizan at intervals of < 1 year and that such frequent treatment only becomes feasible if Mectizan distribution is community-directed...
  39. ncbi [Cutaneous myiasis caused by a double infestation with larvae of Dermatobia hominis and Cochliomyia hominivorax]
    B Zupan-Kajcovski
    afd Dermatologie, Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Postbus 22 660, 1100 DD Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:2086-9. 2004
    ..The larvae were removed from the ulcers by hand and by rinsing with physiological saline, after which the wounds healed rapidly. Myiasis is seen in the Netherlands mostly in people returning from a holiday in myiasis-endemic areas...
  40. ncbi Clinical case of the month. Furuncular myiasis
    Gregory D Sloop
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA
    J La State Med Soc 158:14-5; quiz 16, 45. 2006
    ..A case of furuncular myiasis is reported. The life cycle of the parasite, differential diagnosis, host response, and therapy are briefly discussed...
  41. ncbi Cordylobia anthropophaga (Diptera: Calliphoridae) outside Africa: a case of furuncular myiasis in a child returning from Congo
    Eric Dehecq
    ILaboratoire Environnement et Santé, Faculté Libre des Sciences et Faculté Libre de Médecine, 56 Rue Du Port, 59046 Lille Cedex, France
    J Med Entomol 42:187-92. 2005
    ..A review has been made of the major cases of imported furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia, as well as identification of second larval instars and management of the myiasis...
  42. ncbi [Cutaneous myiasis]
    Jetmund Ringstad
    Medisinsk avdeling, Sykehuset Østfold Fredrikstad, 1603 Fredrikstad
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:292. 2005
    ..We describe a case of imported cutaneous infestation with Dermatobia hominis acquired in South America. The diagnosis should be suspected in a patient with a secreting, non-healing furuncular skin lesion and relevant travel history...
  43. ncbi Cutaneous myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis
    E J Hohenstein
    Department of Dermatology, University of Basel, Kantonsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 208:268-70. 2004
    ..We report a case of D. hominis imported in Switzerland from Costa Rica. In the past, various approaches to extract the botfly larva have been reported...
  44. pmc Case of the month: Cutaneous myiasis in a returning traveller from the Algarve: first report of tumbu maggots, Cordylobia anthropophaga, acquired in Portugal
    S J Curtis
    Department of Medical Microbiology, District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:236-7. 2006
    ..This is apparently the first report of acquisition of this form of myiasis in Portugal...
  45. ncbi [Picture of the month: Cordylobia antropophaga]
    Lars Iversen
    Odense Universitetshospital, Dermato Venerologisk Afdeling I
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:2665. 2003
  46. ncbi Severe onchocercal dermatitis in the Ethiopian border region of Sudan
    H W Ghalib
    NIH Sudan Medical Parasitology Research Project, Medical Research Council, Khartown
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 81:405-19. 1987
    ..The necessity of considering the severity of skin changes when defining tolerable levels of onchocerciasis in a community is discussed...
  47. ncbi [Neurocysticercosis complicating the treatment of cutaneous cysticercosis in a traveller]
    L Epelboin
    Departement des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, parasitaires et mycologiques, CHU, Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France
    Bull Soc Pathol Exot 97:250-2. 2004
    ..This case report leads to discuss the modes of infestation in tourists, and the management of cutaneous cysticercosis and paradoxical reaction that may impair the outcome of cysticercosis during the treatment with antihelminthic drugs...
  48. ncbi Tumbu larvae do not have abdominal hooklets and can be easily extracted
    Ronni Wolf
    Dermatology Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, Rechovot, Israel
    Int J Dermatol 45:754-5. 2006
  49. ncbi Cutaneous and medullar gnathostomiasis in travelers to Mexico and Thailand
    Miguel de Górgolas
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid, Spain
    J Travel Med 10:358-61. 2003
    ..We present two cases of gnathostomiasis, one of them with severe neurologic complications, in Spanish travelers to Thailand and Mexico, who consumed local food and became infected...
  50. ncbi Gnathostomiasis: import from Laos
    Felix Hennies
    Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 4:414-6. 2006
    ..Because of the typical clinical findings, the history of a visit to Laos, and the presence of specific anti-Gnathostoma antibodies on Western blot, the diagnosis of cutaneous gnathostomiasis was made...
  51. ncbi Scabies, pediculosis, bedbugs, and stinkbugs: uncommon presentations
    Tania Ferreira Cestari
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
    Clin Dermatol 23:545-54. 2005
    ..This review will discuss some of the most prevalent parasitic infections, scabies, and pediculosis and also mention reactions determined by contact with certain insects that, although rarely found, could induce important skin reactions...
  52. pmc Investigation of an outbreak of cercarial dermatitis
    B Levesque
    Direction régionale de santé publique de Quebec, Beauport, Quebec, Canada
    Epidemiol Infect 129:379-86. 2002
    ..Shoreline residents were informed that they should not feed waterfowl, and a clean-up of the snail population was done at the start of the following summer. There were no cases of cercarial dermatitis at this site the following summer...
  53. ncbi Cutaneous amebiasis in pediatrics
    Mario L Magaña
    Hospital General de México and School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
    Arch Dermatol 144:1369-72. 2008
    ..Cutaneous amebiasis (CA), which is still a health problem in developing countries, is important to diagnose based on its clinical and histopathologic features...
  54. ncbi The complete mitochondrial genome of the bird schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti (Platyhelminthes: Digenea), causative agent of cercarial dermatitis
    Bonnie L Webster
    Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    J Parasitol 93:553-61. 2007
    ..g., T. regenti characterized in this study, but also numerous species within the predominant group of visceral (blood dwelling) bird schistosomes...
  55. ncbi Detection of bird schistosomes in lakes by PCR and filter-hybridization
    Jan Hertel
    Institute for Zoology I, University of Erlangen, Staudtstrasse 5, D 91058 Erlangen, Germany
    Exp Parasitol 101:57-63. 2002
    ..A PCR assay, amplifying this sequence with the same specificity, detected 100 fg T. ocellata DNA, 1 cercaria in 0.5 g plankton, and 2 cercariae in 0.5 g host snail tissues...
  56. ncbi Efficacy of 1.25% amitraz solution in the treatment of generalized demodicosis (eight cases) and sarcoptic mange (five cases) in dogs
    C Hugnet
    , , France
    Vet Dermatol 12:89-92. 2001
    ..Some side-effects were observed but all were stopped with antidote treatment; no failure or relapses occurred at 6-36 months after treatment...
  57. ncbi The clinical importance of demodex folliculorum presenting with nonspecific facial signs and symptoms
    Yelda Karincaoglu
    Department of Dematology, School of Medicine, Inonu University, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Turkey
    J Dermatol 31:618-26. 2004
    ..folliculorum in patients with non-classical presentations like facial itching, itching accompanied by non-specific erythema, itching and non-specific pityriasiform squamous lesions, and acneiform lesions...
  58. ncbi Cercarial dermatitis in the Netherlands caused by Trichobilharzia spp
    F M Schets
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Microbiological Laboratory for Health Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Water Health 6:187-95. 2008
    ....
  59. ncbi Parasitic skin diseases: health care-seeking in a slum in north-east Brazil
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Mandacaru Foundation, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 8:368-73. 2003
    ..We conducted two studies to assess disease perception and health care seeking behaviour in relation to parasitic skin diseases and to determine their public health importance...
  60. pmc Epidermal parasitic skin diseases: a neglected category of poverty-associated plagues
    Hermann Feldmeier
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 87:152-9. 2009
    Epidermal parasitic skin diseases (EPSD) are a heterogeneous category of infectious diseases in which parasite-host interactions are confined to the upper layer of the skin...
  61. ncbi Epidemiology and morbidity of scabies and pediculosis capitis in resource-poor communities in Brazil
    J Heukelbach
    Departamento de Saude Comunitaria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Rua Prof Costa Mendes 1608 5 andar, Fortaleza, CE 60430 140, Brazil
    Br J Dermatol 153:150-6. 2005
    Pediculosis capitis and scabies are common parasitic skin diseases, especially in resource-poor communities, but data on epidemiology and morbidity are scanty.
  62. ncbi [Ecoparasitoses and public health in Brazil: challenges for control]
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Fundação Mandacaru, Fortaleza, CE, 60833 830, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:1535-40. 2003
    b>Parasitic skin diseases such as scabies, pediculosis, tungiasis, and cutaneous larva migrans are hyperendemic in the numerous poor communities in Brazil and are commonly associated with considerable morbidity...
  63. ncbi The frequency of skin diseases among students in a university clinic
    Ilgen Ertam
    Department of Dermatology, Ege University Health, Culture and Sports Office, Izmir, Turkey
    Skinmed 8:261-3. 2010
    ..1%) and fungal diseases (17.08%), whereas the least frequently seen were parasitic skin diseases (0.46%) and vascular diseases (0.51%). The mean mental wellness score was found to be 61.03 +/- 21...
  64. ncbi Clinical demodicosis in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kruger National Park
    Julie Wolhuter
    Department of Nature Conservation, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    J Wildl Dis 45:502-4. 2009
    ..We found no significant association between clinical severity of the Demodex infection and gender, pregnancy status, or infection with BTB, RVF, or BA...
  65. ncbi Psycho-cutaneous disorders: an epidemiologic study
    A H Ehsani
    Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Razi Hospital, Tehran, Iran
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 23:945-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to provide epidemiologic data about common psycho-dermatoses and their prevalence in dermatologic patients in Iran...
  66. ncbi Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis acquired in Jamaica
    S Veraldi
    Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    West Indian Med J 58:614-6. 2009
    ..The infestation was located on the back and was characterized clinically by a single inflammatory nodule. To our knowledge, this is the first case of cutaneous myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis acquired in Jamaica...
  67. ncbi Onchodermatitis
    Michele E Murdoch
    Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:124-31. 2010
    ..This review is timely because awareness of the burden of disease from onchodermatitis has increased significantly over recent years. Recent progress in the field is reviewed with emphasis on publications within the past 2 years...
  68. ncbi Successful treatment of Balamuthia mandrillaris amoebic infection with extensive neurological and cutaneous involvement
    Dalila Y Martínez
    Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Clin Infect Dis 51:e7-11. 2010
    ..We describe a young, female patient who presented with extensive cutaneous and neurological involvement and who recovered after receiving prolonged treatment with miltefosine, fluconazole, and albendazole...
  69. ncbi Scrub-itch mite infestation in the endangered bridled nailtail wallaby
    J M Old
    University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Vet J 87:338-41. 2009
    ..The local inflammatory response of these Australian marsupials is described...
  70. ncbi Subcutaneous dirofilariasis in southern India: a case report
    P Padmaja
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:437-40. 2005
  71. ncbi Alternative cellular energy pigments mistaken for parasitic skin infestations
    W John Martin
    Center for Complex Infectious Diseases, 3328 Stevens Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770, USA
    Exp Mol Pathol 78:212-4. 2005
    ..It is proposed that skin-derived particles that form in some of the patients assumed to be experiencing a delusional parasitosis are, in reality, a reflection of the body's production of ACE pigments...
  72. ncbi Toxoplasma gondii-like organisms in skin aspirates from a cat with disseminated protozoal infection
    Liz Little
    Department of Pathobiology, Laboratory of Pathology and Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 34:156-60. 2005
    ..Reports of toxoplasmic dermatitis are rare in the cat and dog, and this is the first reported diagnosis of T gondii-like protozoa in skin aspirates...
  73. ncbi Feline demodicosis caused by concurrent infestation with Demodex cati and an unnamed species of mite
    C Lowenstein
    Tierärztliche Klinik für Kleintiere, Bereich Dermatologie, 65719 Hofheim, Germany
    Vet Rec 157:290-2. 2005
  74. ncbi Two new species of Gyrodactylus von Nordmann, 1832 (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) parasitizing Girardinichthys multiradiatus (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae), an endemic freshwater fish from central Mexico
    Carlos A Mendoza-Palmero
    Laboratorio de Helmintologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70 153, C P 04510, DF Mexico
    J Parasitol 95:315-8. 2009
    ..mexicanus and from other species of Gyrodactylus on the North American continent by having anchors with a sclerite on the superficial root and robust hooks with a straight shaft and a recurved point...
  75. ncbi Cutaneous amebiasis in a child and review of the literature
    Brandi M Kenner
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 23:231-4. 2006
    ..We review previous reports and emphasize the importance of a high index of clinical suspicion for early diagnosis and treatment to prevent potentially serious morbidity and even mortality...
  76. ncbi [Granulomatous amoebic meningoencephalitis by Balamuthia mandrillaris: case report and literature review]
    Mónica Cuevas P
    Unidad de Lactantes y Nutrición, Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, Chile
    Rev Chilena Infectol 23:237-42. 2006
    ..mandrillaris cysts and trophozoites. Balamuthia mandrillaris infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with chronic granulomatous disease with neurologic symptoms...
  77. ncbi [Diagnosis at a glance. Marked by vacation travel]
    Joachim Dissemond
    Oberarzt Universitätsklinikum Essen, Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Hufelandstrasse 55, D 45122 Essen
    MMW Fortschr Med 148:57. 2006
  78. ncbi Demodicidosis as spinulosis of the face: a therapeutic challenge
    F Boutli
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:273-4. 2007
  79. ncbi First description of a new species of Demodex (Acari: Demodecidae) from rhesus monkey
    Zuzana Karjala
    National Institutes of Health, Division of Veterinary Resources, Health Surveillance, Parasitology, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:948-52. 2005
    ..Mites were found at all levels of the hair follicles and occasionally in sebaceous glands of the skin of the perineal region. This is the first description of a demodectic hair follicle mite from the primate family Cercopithecidae...
  80. ncbi Cutaneous manifestations of human toxocariasis
    Béatrice Gavignet
    Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Jean Minjoz University Hospital, Besancon, France
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:1031-42. 2008
    ..In this review, we focus on these particular skin manifestations regarding their clinical description, diagnosis, and treatment...
  81. pmc Cercarial dermatitis and lake eutrophication in south-central Chile
    C Valdovinos
    Patagonian Ecosystems Research Centre CIEP, Coyhaique, Chile
    Epidemiol Infect 136:391-4. 2008
    ..1% (May 2006) and 52.4% (November 2004) of the snails examined were infected with the bird schistosome cercariae Trichobilharzia sp...
  82. ncbi Molecular diagnosis of equid summer sores
    Donato Traversa
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45, 64100 Teramo, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 150:116-21. 2007
    ..The potential applicability of this diagnostic tool may have for clinical and epidemiological studies of cutaneous habronemosis in equids is discussed...
  83. ncbi The pathogenesis of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis from the field to the molecule: does ultraviolet light (UVB) radiation play a role?
    A Ismail
    Department of Clinical Pathology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Medical Sciences Campus, Sudan
    Med Hypotheses 66:993-9. 2006
    ..The Th-1 cytokine IFN-gamma was constantly present. The tissue origin of the Th-1 cells in PKDL is unknown. We believe that the antagonistic action of the different cytokines is the cause of the inflammation and chronicity of PKDL...
  84. ncbi Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis in international travelers exiting Brazil: an airport survey
    Jorg Heukelbach
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    J Travel Med 14:374-80. 2007
    ..To describe the occurrence of CLM and tungiasis in international travelers, a cross-sectional study was done...
  85. ncbi Loa loa macrofilariasis in the eyelid: case report of the first periocular subcutaneous manifestation in Germany
    Zaher H Sbeity
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst Abbe Str 2, 53127 Bonn, Germany
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 244:883-4. 2006
    ..We report a case of periocular subcutaneous macrofilariasis as an initial sign of a systemic Loa loa infection...
  86. ncbi Unusual MRI findings in a patient with history of frontal fracture and skin infestation by fly larvae, as a possible sign of intracerebral myiasis
    Enrique Marco de Lucas
    Servicio de Radiodiagnostico, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 110:725-8. 2008
    ..His mother denied any kind of diagnostic surgery or treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first MRI report of a possible intracerebral myiasis, an exceedingly rare entity...
  87. ncbi Acanthamoeba: biology and increasing importance in human health
    Naveed Ahmed Khan
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 30:564-95. 2006
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  88. ncbi Ectopic cutaneous schistosomiasis-perigenital infiltrative granulomata in a 34-year-old French pregnant woman
    Thierry Pistone
    Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Center, Bordeaux F 33075, France
    Travel Med Infect Dis 6:155-7. 2008
    ..Treatment with a course of oral praziquantel in a dose of 40mg/kg allowed resolution of the symptoms...
  89. ncbi An unusual case of myiasis
    Ahmed Messahel
    Central Manchester Hospital NHS Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, United Kingdom
    J Infect Public Health 3:43-5. 2010
    ..We present an unusual case report of a myiasis in the upper lip of a patient admitted under the maxillofacial team at South Manchester Hospital...
  90. ncbi Fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris
    R P Reed
    Microbiology Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic
    Med J Aust 167:82-4. 1997
    ..Infection with B. mandrillaris should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic skin lesions with non-specific granulomatous histopathology and negative microbiological test results...
  91. ncbi Myiasis in a traveler: a moving story
    Joshua P Fogelman
    Ann Intern Med 138:521-2. 2003
  92. ncbi Mite infestations other than scabies
    L E Millikan
    Department of Dermatology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA 70112
    Semin Dermatol 12:46-52. 1993
    ..Many of these have seasonal or regional characteristics, which will be discussed. The clinical aspects of mite infestation will primarily be dealt with, and the basic anatomy and biology of the mites will be ignored...
  93. ncbi Cutaneous manifestation of reactivation of Chagas disease in a renal transplant patient: long-term follow-up
    Marta Patricia La Forgia
    Arch Dermatol 139:104-5. 2003
  94. ncbi Dermal mast cell responses in Paragonimus westermani-infected mice
    M H Shin
    Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 35:259-64. 1997
    ..In conclusion, this study suggests that dermal mast cell responses to P. westermani in mice are dependent on cutaneous sensitization by larval excretory-secretory antigens, irrespective of infection route...
  95. ncbi [Significance of schistosome lectins in the host allergic reaction evoked by penetration of cercaria]
    L Kolarova
    Oddĕlení tropické medicíny III kliniky infekcních a tropických nemocí LF UK a FN Bulovka, Praha
    Cas Lek Cesk 139:42-5. 2000
    ..Moreover, the gland content is considered to play a role in shedding of surface antigens and in changes of parasite tegumental architecture...
  96. ncbi Bilharziasis cutanea tarda: a rare presentation of schistosomiasis
    Hagit Matz
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:961-2. 2003
  97. ncbi [Migrating subcutaneous swellings due to dirofilariasis after a visit to the South of France]
    P J de Vries
    afd Interne Geneeskunde, onderafd Infectieziekten, Tropische Geneeskunde en Aids, Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:566-9. 2003
    ..Filarial serology is often positive. The diagnosis is confirmed by parasitological examination of the excised nodule. Dirofilariasis is usually innocuous; it disappears after the worm has died but can cause patients to worry...
  98. ncbi [Detection of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in vascular endothelium lesions of patients with localized cutaneous leishmaniasis]
    Ana Lugo-Yarbuh
    Departamento de Biologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida 5101, Venezuela
    Invest Clin 44:61-76. 2003
    ....
  99. ncbi Ivermectin improves the skin condition and self-esteem of females with onchocerciasis: a report of two cases
    U V Amazigo
    African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control APOC, 01 B P 549, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:533-7. 2004
  100. ncbi Case report: gnathostomiasis in two travelers to Zambia
    Devon C Hale
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2405, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:707-9. 2003
    ..The patients acquired the infection in western Zambia; this region of Africa appears to be a newly identified risk area for gnathostomiasis in tourists who indulge in eating raw freshwater fish...
  101. pmc Morphology of the leather defect light flecks and spots
    O Nafstad
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, P O Box 8146 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway
    Acta Vet Scand 42:107-12. 2001
    ..This weakening may cause superficial grain loss during the tanning process...

Research Grants1

  1. ARTHRITIS DISABILITY: MULTIPLICITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS
    LOIS VERBRUGGE; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Buffers and barriers are modifiable factors, so the results will give sound clues about accommodations that can be vigorously promoted to help arthritis-disabled persons. ..