The Clinical Parasitology Section is an interdisciplinary group of clinically trained LPD staff members who oversee the clinical research portfolio and provide clinical care, consultations, and training in tropical medicine and parasitology. The overriding goals of this program are
Although the Clinical Parasitology Section has protocols to see patients with any parasitic infection, the overwhelming majority of patients have neurocysticercosis, filarial infections (lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, loiasis, mansonellosis), strongyloidiasis, hookworm infections, ascaraisis, giardiasis, echinococcosis, and leishmaniasis. We occasionally see patients with gnathostomiasis, African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, and malaria, among others.
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Parasitic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract, NCT00001162
Treatment of Patients With Cysticercosis With Praziquantel or Albendazole, NCT00001205
Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Filarial Diseases, NCT00001230
Activation and Function of Eosinophilia Conditions With Blood or Tissue Eosinophilia, NCT00001406
Evaluation, Treatment, and Monitoring of Patients With A Known or Suspected Parasitic Infections, NCT00001645
Brain Tissue Swelling and Seizure Activity in Inactive Cysticercosis, NCT00001912
Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmanial Infections, NCT00344188
Imatinib Mesylate To Treat Myeloproliferative Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, NCT00044304
A Longitudinal Study of Familial Hypereosinophilia (FE): Natural History and Markers of Disease Progression, NCT00091871
Compassionate Use of Mepolizumab Treatment in Subjects with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, NCT00244686
A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Pilot Study of Single-Dose Humanized Anti-IL5 Antibody (Reslizumab) for the Reduction of Eosinophilia Following Diethylcarbamazine Treatment of Loa loa Infection, NCT01111305
Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Benralizumab in Subjects With Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, NCT02130882
Immune Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Mtb) in People With Latent Tuberculosis Infection With or Without Concomitant Helminth Infection, NCT02225158
Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Dexpramipexole (KNS-760704) in Subjects With Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, NCT02101138
People Presenting With Neurocysticercosis in North America, NCT02233855
Steroid Treatment for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, NCT01524536
Host Response to Infection and Treatment in Lymphatic Filarial Disease in India, NCT00342576
Effect of Filarial Infection on Immune Responses in Latent Tuberculosis, NCT01547884
A double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled dose escalation study to examine the microfilaricidal kinetics and safety of imatinib for the treatment of Loa loa
Effect of concomitant Mansonella perstans microfilaremia on immune responses following single dose praziquantel in subjects with schistosomiasis: a pilot study
Last Updated March 16, 2015
Last Reviewed September 11, 2012