Molecular diagnosis of abdominal Armillifer grandis pentastomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dennis Tappe, Mihály Sulyok, L. Rózsa, Birgit Muntau, Alexandra Haeupler, Imre Bodó, Richard Hardif

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Abstract

Pentastomiasis is an emerging snake-borne parasitic zoonosis in the tropics. We describe a molecular and morphological study to diagnose a cluster of asymptomatic abdominal human infections caused by Armillifer grandis. The findings may indicate a silent epidemic in a rural area where severe symptomatic ocular cases with the same parasite species have recently surfaced. Molecular diagnostics are of increasing importance when patient material from remote areas cannot be thoroughly examined locally for logistic reasons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2362-2364
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Molecular diagnosis of abdominal Armillifer grandis pentastomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. / Tappe, Dennis; Sulyok, Mihály; Rózsa, L.; Muntau, Birgit; Haeupler, Alexandra; Bodó, Imre; Hardif, Richard.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 53, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 2362-2364.

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Tappe, Dennis ; Sulyok, Mihály ; Rózsa, L. ; Muntau, Birgit ; Haeupler, Alexandra ; Bodó, Imre ; Hardif, Richard. / Molecular diagnosis of abdominal Armillifer grandis pentastomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2015 ; Vol. 53, No. 7. pp. 2362-2364.
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