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  • W P Carney
  • 1991
Numerous echinostome trematodes are found in the intestines of birds and mammals throughout the world, and echinostomiasis in humans has been attributed to approximately 16 different species. In humans it is usually regarded as a rare intestinal parasite of little clinical importance except in heavy infections. Diagnosis of echinostomiasis is made by(More)
Over 1,000 stool specimens from residents of the Napu and Besoa Valleys, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia were examined. Schistosoma japonicum was detected in 31% of Napu Valley residents while in only 2% of the Besoa Valley residents. Hookworm infections were the most frequently encountered helminth parasitisms in both valleys. Other helminth parasites(More)
Results of a serology survey in April 1972 for Entamoeba histolytica and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among 484 inhabitants of the isolated Lake Lindu Valley of Central Sulawesi (Celebes) are presented. Indirect hemagglutination antibody titers for amebiasis were found in over 10% of the population, although only 3.7% demonstrated significant titers of(More)
Immune responses to parasite antigens are much lower in patients with microfilaremia than in persons with other manifestations of brugian filariasis. To determine whether hyporeactivity is associated with changes in populations of lymphocytes that regulate immune responses, we quantitated helper and suppressor T cells in the blood of patients infected with(More)
Geographical and host occurrence records for Angiostrongylus cantonensis throughout the Indonesian archipelago a;e reported. A. cantonensis was found in the following provinces: West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, North Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara. Infections were diagnosed in the following rodents: Rattus rattus diardii,(More)
Seven villages in Central Sulawesi were surveyed in September 1971 and finger blood samples from 3,658 persons examined for microfilariae. Periodic, nocturnal Brugia malayi was endemic in all seven villages with microfilarial rates (Mf-rate) of 10-42% (av. 25%). The median microfilarial density (MfD50) averaged 5.4 and varied from 0.8 to 9.4 microfilariae(More)
A biomedical survey was conducted in 10 villages in remote, high mountain valleys of Central and South Sulawesi, Indonesia to learn whether Oriental schistosomiasis was endemic and to determine the prevalences of other intestinal parasites, malaria and filariasis in those areas. Although persons with Oriental schistosomiasis were found in three villages of(More)