6] Although Spirometra mansoni spargana
could parasitize in many different human tissues, the parasitizing in lung is infrequent.
The sites spargana migrate to include skin and soft tissues, muscles, visceral organs, and the central nervous system.
According to a 2009 survey, >25% of the local wild frogs were infected with spargana (2).
Serodiagnosis of experimental Sparganum infections of mice and human sparganosis by ELISA using ES antigens of Spirometra mansoni spargana.
Serodiagnosis of sparganosis by ELISA using recombinant cysteine protease of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei spargana.
Genome DNA was extracted from individual spargana
by SDS/proteinase K treatment, column-puried (Wizard SV Genomic DNA Purication System, Promega) and eluted into 60 uL H2O according to the manufacturer recommendations (Zhao et al.
infection in frogs of genus Pristimantis (Anura, Strabomantidae) from Peru
To the Editor: Sparganosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by invasion of the spargana, the plerocercoid larvae of various diphyllobothroid tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra (1).
To assess the risk for human infection with sparganosis in this province and to strengthen public safety awareness, we investigated spargana infection in the animal hosts of Spirometra tapeworms.
Sparganosis poses a serious threat to human health; the spargana invade mainly the brain, eye, abdominal cavity, spinal cord, and subcutaneous tissues; can damage local tissues; and can cause blindness, paralysis, and even death (4,5).
To assess the risk for human infection with sparganosis in this province and to strengthen public food safety awareness, we conducted a comprehensive investigation of spargana infection in frogs, the second intermediate host of Spirometra.
By necropsy we examined for spargana 544 frogs (446 Rana nigromaculata and 98 R.