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The factors determining whether a person infected with Entamoeba histolytica develops disease remain obscure. To investigate whether the parasite genome contributes to the outcome, we have investigated the distribution of parasite genotypes among E. histolytica-infected individuals in Bangladesh. Samples were obtained from individuals who either were(More)
Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis, and Cryptosporidium spp. are not only three of the most important and common diarrhea-causing parasitic protozoa, but they often have similar clinical presentations. Microscopic diagnosis of these parasites is neither sensitive nor specific. Recently, more specific and sensitive alternative molecular methods(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) arise from main pancreatic duct (MD-IPMN) and/or branch ducts (BD-IPMN), and are characterized by intraductal papillary proliferation of mucin-producing epithelial cells exhibiting various degrees of dysplasia. 1 IPMNs have a potential for malignant transformation with a well-described adenoma carcinoma(More)
Pancreatic hemangioma is a rare type of benign vascular tumor. Low clinical suspicion and inability of current cross sectional imaging techniques to differentiate it from other pancreatic lesions, contribute to the difficulty in making the correct diagnosis. Without a definitive diagnosis, and due to concern for malignancy, in many instances, surgery is(More)
Elastography is a newer technique for the assessment of tissue elasticity using ultrasound. Cancerous tissue is known to be stiffer (hence, less elastic) than corresponding healthy tissue, and as a result, could be identified in an elasticity-based imaging. Ultrasound elastography has been used in the breast, thyroid, and cervix to differentiate malignant(More)
Helminthasis is common in wild animals but report on both Toxocara cati and Teania hydatigena infestation in Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) from wild nature is scanty. Many parasites have a broad host range and are a threat in mixed species exhibits (Miller and Fowler 2012). Studies on captive tigers have also been done (Garner et al. 1996, Jakob and(More)
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