To assess the species of human paragonimiasis in Lao People's Democratic Republic, 6 ovum samples from 6 native confirmed paragonimiasis patients were examined with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplifying the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2). The PCR products were sequenced, and a homology search was performed using the GenBank. All 6 sequences were identical with Paragonimus heterotremus ITS2. Our work suggests that P. heterotremus may be the main etiological agent of human paragonimiasis in this locality.
Identification of the Human Paragonimiasis Causative Agent in Lao People's Democratic Republic
S. Yahiro, S. Habe, V. Duong, P. Odermatt, H. Barennes, M. Strobel, S. Nakamura; Identification of the Human Paragonimiasis Causative Agent in Lao People's Democratic Republic. J Parasitol 1 October 2008; 94 (5): 1176–1177. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1457.1
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