Tropical Parasitology

SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--124

Laboratory diagnosis of Taenia asiatica in humans and animals


Subhash Chandra Parija, Dinoop Korol Ponnambath 
 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Gorimedu, Puducherry, India

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Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Dhanvantri Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry
India

Taenia asiatica is a recently described species known to cause intestinal teniasis in humans and cysticercosis in animals. This species has close morphological resemblance to Taenia saginata and has a life cycle resembling Taenia solium, hence has been posing diagnostic dilemma and had been the reason for its comparatively late discovery. Recent diagnostic tools such as serological and molecular techniques have thrown light on its exact prevalence in the endemic countries. Hence introduction of utilization of these techniques in addition to the routine morphological analysis would be helpful in diagnosis of T. asiatica infections and early implementation of preventive measures.


How to cite this article:
Parija SC, Ponnambath DK. Laboratory diagnosis of Taenia asiatica in humans and animals.Trop Parasitol 2013;3:120-124


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Parija SC, Ponnambath DK. Laboratory diagnosis of Taenia asiatica in humans and animals. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];3:120-124
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