Tropical Parasitology

: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-

Cryptosporodiosis, echinococcosis and other parasitic infections

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

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Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry

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Parija SC. Cryptosporodiosis, echinococcosis and other parasitic infections.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:85-85

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Parija SC. Cryptosporodiosis, echinococcosis and other parasitic infections. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 25 ];2:85-85
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A hearty welcome to all the readers of this issue.

We are grateful to our expert reviewers who have critically evaluated the articles and helped to improve the quality of the journal. We also appreciate our contributors for coming out with innovative studies.

The present issue sheds light on the major parasitic diseases of humans such as cryptosporidiosis, cystic echinococcosis, cysticercosis, filariasis. The issue also interests it readers with rare presentations of a few parasitic infections.

Cryptosporidiosis which commonly affects HIV infected persons and children is still an under diagnosed condition in the developing world. This problem has been extensively discussed as a review. The present issue also includes a review on the newer diagnostic and preventive aspects of cystic echinococcosis and human cysticercosis which are now being considered as neglected tropical diseases. An article on the usage of dried blood spot for serological diagnosis of human hydatidosis suggests the importance of newer modalities in diagnosis of common parasitic diseases. The study on filariasis highlighting the hurdles faced by the mass drug administration program brings out issues that need urgent attention.

The case reports on Enterobius vermicularis worm granuloma, hydatid cyst of the neck, giant amoebic liver abscess, rare presentations of cysticercosis, strongyloidiasis and paragonimiasis makes an interesting read.

The section on series in ethics in the present issue, discusses the ethical issues involved in research funding.

The book on schistosomiasis reviewed in this issue deals elaborately about this condition in Asia. We are hopeful that this book review would serve as an informative tool for the scholars and researchers in this field.

We are glad to inform our readers that we are introducing a new section called "Face to face". Through this we intend to obtain answers on various issues from eminent personalities in parasitology and related fields. We are immensely thankful to Dr. Mahanta for taking part in this issue's face to face section on the current status of parasitology research in the northeastern states of India.