Sharif Maraghi

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We investigated the prevalence of human CE among nomadic communities in 4 areas of Khuzestan province: Behbahan, Shoush, Masjed Soleiman and Izeh. Blood samples from 3446 individuals from 700 randomly selected families were examined for detection of antibody against Echinococcus granuIosus. Family members were interviewed to assess possible risk factors for(More)
The present study investigates the molecular characteristics of cerebral Echinococcus cysts. A total of 10 specimens of cerebral Echinococcus cysts, including six formalin-fixed paraffin blocks and four intact cerebral cysts, were used for this study. The target DNA was successfully amplified from eight samples and sequenced. BLAST analysis indicated that(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic and topical treatment options against Leishmaniasis are limited to a few drugs with inconsistent efficacy and unacceptable side effects and none of them is suitable for all forms of the disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to search the in vitro activity of green tea extract against L. major promastigotes and compare it with(More)
Eosinophilia in human peripheral blood is caused by different agents, including toxocariasis. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of toxocariasis in hypereosinophilic individuals in the city of Ahwaz, located in south-western Iran, using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot techniques. Serum samples were examined from 100(More)
WhenTrypanosoma acomys bloodstream forms were cultivated at 37° C in Schneider'sDrosphila medium supplemented with 20% (v/v) heat-inactivated foetal calf serum (FCS), withMicrotus agrestis embryonic fibroblasts in RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with 20% FCS or in Baltz's medium supplemented with 10% FCS, the parasites transformed and largely remained as(More)
Background: Trichomoniasis, caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. Diagnosis of T. vaginalis is performed by different methods, including wet mount, culture, serological methods and PCR, which required laboratory equipments and expert laboratory personnel. The aim of this study was evaluation(More)
Consuming raw and undercooked meat is known to enhance the risk of human toxocariasis because Toxocara species have a wide range of paratenic hosts, including chickens. The aim of this study was to identify species of Toxocara in naturally infected broiler chickens using molecular approaches. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method was used for the(More)