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《International Journal of Medical Parasitic Diseases》 2006-06
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Advances in studies of human pentastomidosis

QIU Ming-hua, JIANG Yu-yan. 1. Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310031, China 2. Institute of Bio-enginerring,Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Hangzhou 310013, China  
Human pentastomidosis is a series of food-borne or water-borne parasitic zoonoses caused by pentastomid parasites. During the past 20 years, there have been significant advances in studies of human pentastomidosis. The classical visceral pentastomidosis could be divided into two subtypes: encystic and excystic. At present, there are ten pathogenic species of pentastomid parasites and eleven kinds of pentastomidosis world-wide. The endemic circumstances of discovery of armilliferosis agkistrodontis, armilliferosis moniliformis and porocephalosis taiwana in China, the identification of ocular linguatulosis in Israel and Ecuador respectively, and several case reports of nasopharyngeal linguatulosis in Iran, indicated the existence of new focus of pentastomidosis and the expansion of the endemic areas. This review summerized the advances in researches on aetiology, pathology and pathogenesis as well as clinical manifestation, diagnosis, control and prevention of human pentastomidosis.
【CateGory Index】: R533
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