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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151
Effect of gold nanoparticle on viability of Ascaris spp egg in stool samples


Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Adjunct Professor, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Osun, Nigeria; Special Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit V. Effect of gold nanoparticle on viability of Ascaris spp egg in stool samples. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:151

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Wiwanitkit V. Effect of gold nanoparticle on viability of Ascaris spp egg in stool samples. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 20];7:151. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2014/7/2/151/146454
Dear Sir,

Ascariasis is an important nematode infection that can be seen in many tropical countries around the world. [1] To control this infection, the sanitation promotion is needed. [1] For chemoprophylaxis management, the use of effective of disinfectant and antiparasitic drug is a method to be discussed. Here, the author reports on the effect of gold nanoparticle on viability of Ascaris spp egg in stool samples. Overall 100 stool samples confirmed with Ascarisspp egg contamination were used. Focusing on test system, the gold nanoparticle salutation was prepared and used for test of effect on Ascaris spp egg as previously described in the referencing paper. [2],[3] Each stool sample was divided in two parts, one part was treated by test system and the other was used as negative naive control. The microscopic egg counts before and after testing (10 min) were investigated. It can be seen that there is a significant difference in change of egg counts between test and control group (P-value < 0.05, t-test) [Table 1]. Based on this study, it can be seen that the gold nano can significantly reduce the egg count of Ascaris spp comparing to negative control. This might imply that the gold nano solution might be applicable as a disinfectant system for decontamination of Ascaris spp contamination.
Table 1: Change of egg counts

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Witenberg G. Ascaris lumbricoides; a review of its most important facts. Acta Med Orient 1945;4:363-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Sereemaspun A, Rojanathanes R, Wiwanitkit V. Effect of gold nanoparticle on renal cell: An implication for exposure risk. Ren Fail 2008;30:323-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Wiwanitkit V, Sereemaspun A, Rojanathanes R. Effect of gold nanoparticle on the microscopic morphology of white blood cell. Cytopathology 2009;20:109-10.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.146454

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