Tropical Parasitology

: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Filariasis and other emerging 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. Filariasis and other emerging parasitic infections.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:1-1

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The present issue warmly welcomes all its readers to a bountiful scientific experience with myriad hues of parasitic diseases from both humans and animals, some with very rare manifestations of a common disease and also vice-versa.

At the outset, the journal wishes to thank all its reviewers on board and outside it for critically reviewing the articles. The editors of this journal are heavily dependent on the expertise, knowledge, and professionalism of our reviewers. On behalf of the Tropical Parasitology editors' group, I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate, acknowledge, and thank the reviewers for their commendable work during the year 2011. I also thank our contributors, for their faith bestowed on us and entrusting us with their precious scientific works for publication.

Genome sequencing efforts have provided a wealth of new biological information that promises to have a major impact on our understanding of parasites. Microarrays provide one of the major high-throughput platforms by which this information can be exploited in the laboratory and this issue brings about the uses of microarrays in research related to parasitic disease.

Emerging protozoal pathogens are slowly becoming a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Plasmodium knowlesi has emerged as a major cause of malaria in many Southeast Asian countries. Zoonotic trypanosomes, such as Trypanosoma evansi have been reported to cause human infections in India. It is very important to keep ourselves updated about these emerging protozoal diseases.

The series on ethics takes a note of the peer reviewers' role and responsibilities related to ethics of scientific publication.

The present issue features an article on the prevalence and intensity of gastro-intestinal helminths in horses in the Sudano-Guinean climatic zone of Cameroon and also discusses the prevalence and intensities of infections of 3 neglected tropical diseases in west Cameroon.

The present issue also has case reports of subcutaneous dirofilariasis of the eyelid, a series of reports on microfilaria coexistent with parotid pleomorphic adenoma, and undifferentiated carcinoma thyroid and gall bladder carcinoma detected in routine fine-needle aspiration cytology. The accuracy of the HRP2 rapid diagnostic test has been compared with malaria microscopy for guiding field treatment in an outbreak of falciparum malaria. Hydatidosis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases in the world. Herein, an article on hydatid disease of the lung presenting with hemoptysis simulating a lung abscess has been featured. A rare presentation of ascariasis in the form of a gangrenous Meckel's diverticulum in a child and another with a right-sided scrotal ascariasis has also been discussed.