Recent Research Progress on Study of Paragonimus westermani in China


Recently, along with the development of biochemical and molecular immunological techniques, the diagnosis methods have been improved in which preparing natural parasite antigens, and genetically engineered recombinant antigens have been applied by using agglutination test, complement fixation methods to detect the human’s serum antibodies for parasite identification of paragonimus infections. To improve the detection rate, some scholars have used phage peptide library technology to further improve the diagnostic effect on Paragonimus westermani in humans. In this paper, we summarized recent studies on diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment of Paragonimus flukes in China.

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Xu, D. , Li, J. , Liao, Q. , Jiang, T. , Cai, J. , Lv, Y. , Lv, J. , Shen, B. , Xu, Z. , Zhang, Y. and Liu, J. (2015) Recent Research Progress on Study of Paragonimus westermani in China. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101511.

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