Eksp Klin Gastroenterol. 2010;(1):76-9.
[Helminthiasis in children--possible variants of symbiosis].
ACTUALITY: protozoal diseases and helminthiases are an essential part of infectious diseases. The massive spread of parasitic diseases had been identified in all regions of the world, including in children., number of suffering from parasitic infections exceeds 20 million and has a tendency to increase in Russia. The magnitude of damage to people's health, intestinal helminthiases are among the four leading causes of all diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: under the supervision was a child with mixed-infestation of 7 helminths and parasites: enterobiosis + giardiasis, enterobiosis + ascariasis, ascariasis + trihotsefalez; enterobiosis giardiasis + toxocariasis. RESULTS: the case is of interest to clinicians and pediatricians in terms of diagnosis, because the helminthiasis was proceeded under the guise of somatic diseases associated with severe visceral injuries. Highlight helminthiasis on the stage of mixed-infestation among several helminths and parasites indicates a lack of pediatricians' alertness on parasitosis.
PMID: 20405716 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Medicina (B Aires). 2010;70(1):75-8.
[Toxocara canis and bronchial asthma].
Area de Inmunología, Instituto de Medicina Regional, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Resistencia, Chaco. email@example.com
In order to evaluate the association between the infection by Toxocara canis and the symptoms of asthma in children from a subtropical region with high prevalence of toxocariasis, 47 asthmatic children and 53 non-asthmatics as a control group were studied. A complete physical examination was performed and clinical and epidemiological data were registered. In asthmatic children the frequency and severity of symptoms were classified in grades I to IV. The presence of anti-Toxocara canis antibodies in both groups was evaluated employing a solid phase ELISA method with excretion/secretion antigens, and total Ig E was also measured. Results showed a total seropositivity of 55%, 57.4% in children with asthma and 52.8% in the control group. Among asthmatics with severe symptoms (grade II, III and IV), there was a 67.7% of seropositivity while in children with symptoms of grade I there was a 37.5% (p = 0.0470). The infection with T. canis could act as a co-factor increasing the severity of the symptoms of bronchial asthma.
PMID: 20228029 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]