Human neurocysticercosis case and an endemic focus of Taenia solium in Lao PDR

Hyeong Kyu Jeon, Tai Soon Yong, Woon Mok Sohn, Jong Yil Chai, Duk Young Min, Han Jong Rim, Bounnaloth Insisiengmay, Keeseon S. Eom

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Abstract

A male patient with neurocysticercosis was identified in Montai Village, Xay District, Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR in February 2004. He had a history of diagnosis for neurocysticercosis by a CT scan in Thailand after an onset of epileptic seizure in 1993. A pig in the same district was found to contain Taenia solium metacestodes (=cysticerci); the slaughtered pig body contained more than 2,000 cysticerci. In addition to morphological identification, molecular identification was also performed on the cysticerci by DNA sequencing analysis of the mitochondrial cox1 gene; they were confirmed as T. solium metacestodes. The patient is regarded as an indigenous case of neurocysticercosis infected in an endemic focus of T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis in Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Jeon, H. K., Yong, T. S., Sohn, W. M., Chai, J. Y., Min, D. Y., Rim, H. J., Insisiengmay, B., & Eom, K. S. (2013). Human neurocysticercosis case and an endemic focus of Taenia solium in Lao PDR. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 51(5), 599-602. https://doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2013.51.5.599