Parima Boontanom

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Small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU-rDNA), glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh), beta-giardin, triosephosphate isomerase (tpi), and elongation factor 1-alpha (ef1-alpha) genes are useful genetic markers for genotypic analysis of the intestinal protozoan, Giardia duodenalis (syn. G. lamblia, G. intestinalis), the cause of enteric disease in humans. To quantitatively(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors of Giardia duodenalis infection in 189 preschool children at Sanamchaiket District, Chachoengsao Province, central Thailand in February 2007. Stool specimens were examined for the presence of Giardia using simple wet preparation and PBS-ethyl acetate concentration technique.(More)
A modified set of primers was developed to increase the sensitivity of nested PCR amplification of glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh) gene to detect and genotype Giardia duodenalis cysts in stool specimens. This modified set of primers had a significantly higher sensitivity (82%) than that of a previously published PCR primer set (53%).
BACKGROUND The glutamate dehydrogenase gene (gdh) is one of the most popular and useful genetic markers for the genotypic analysis of Giardia duodenalis (syn. G. lamblia, G. intestinalis), the protozoan that widely causes enteric disease in humans. To determine the distribution of genotypes of G. duodenalis in Thai populations and to investigate the extent(More)
A cohort study was performed to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of Giardia duodenalis infection in an orphanage in suburban area outside Bangkok, central Thailand. Stool specimens were examined for the presence of G. duodenalis in January 2007, May 2007 and January 2008. Of 892 stool specimens from 481 individuals, simple wet preparation, PBS(More)
A cross-sectional study was performed to determine the prevalence of giardiasis in hilltribe children of 2 different remote districts (Mae-chaem and Hod), Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand from November 2006-April 2007. The overall prevalence of giardiasis was 5.2%. Genetic characterization of Giardia duodenalis isolated from these children was performed using(More)
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