Volume 89, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Human trichostrongylosis has been reported in Thailand. Recent reports in Lao People's Democratic Republic concerning species identification urged us to investigate species distribution in Thailand. We report eight human cases in Thailand and Lao People's Democratic Republic that were found to be infected by and identified and confirmed by molecular techniques. This evidence is the first molecular evidence of human and infection in Thailand. Infection by these two species was apparently epidemic in these areas. It is necessary to proceed with more comprehensive veterinary and epidemiologic studies to enable the practical prevention and control of this parasitic zoonosis.


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  • Received : 01 Mar 2013
  • Accepted : 17 May 2013

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