Dr. M. Asim Beg
Associate Professor, Pathology and Microbiology
1. Beg MA, Storey DM. Embryogenesis in Litomosoides carinii from pyridoxine
deficient cotton rats. J Helminthol. 1993 Sep; 67(3):205-12. (IF: 1.155)
2. Beg MA, Ingram, GA, Storey DM. Plasma Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate levels in
vitamin B6 deficient cotton rats during Litomosoides carinii infection. J Nutr Immunol. 1994 May; 2(3):23-36. 3. Beg MA, Fistein. JL, Storey DM. The host-parasite relationships in pyridoxine
(vitamin B6) deficient cotton rats infected with Litomosoides carinii
(Nematode Filaroidia). Parasitology 1995 Jul; 111 (Pt. 1):111-118. (IF:

4. Beg MA, Fistein, JL, Ingram GA, Storey DM. Activities of glycogen
phosphorylase, alanine aminotranferase in adult worms of Litomosoides
recovered from pyridoxine deficient cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus).
Parasitology, 1996 Feb; 112 (Pt. 2):227-232. (IF: 2.316)
5. Beg MA, Naqvi A, Zaman V, Hussain R. Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia
and filariasis in Pakistan. Southeast Asian J Trop Med and Public Health. 2001 Mar; 32(1): 73-75. 6. Beg MA, Hussain R, Khan R, Baig SM, Gulzar Z, Smego RA Jr. Cerebral
involvement in benign tertian malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Sep;
67(3):230-232. (IF: 2.183)
7. Beg MA, Akhtar S, Gilani AH and Hussain R. In vitro sensitivity of
Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine in Karachi, Pakistan. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Parasitology, Vancouver, Canada. 2002 Aug 4-9; 487-491. 8. Smego R Jr., Bhatti S, Khaliq AA, Beg MA. Percutaneous aspiration-
injection-reaspiration drainage plus albendazole or mebendazole for hepatic
cystic echinococcosis: A meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15;
37(8):1073-83. (IF: 6.750)
9. Beg MA, Kobayashi S, Hussainy AS, Hamada A, Okuzawa E, Smego R Jr., et
al. An experimental model for amoebic abscess production in the cheek pouch
of the Syrian golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus. Parasitol Int. 2004 Sep;
53(3):247-254. (IF: 1.776)
10. Yakoob J, Jafri W, Jafri N, Khan R, Islam M, Beg MA, et al. Irritable bowel
syndrome: In search of an etiology: role of Blastocystis hominis. Am J Trop
Med Hyg 2004 Apr; 70(4):383-385. (IF: 2.183)
11. Yakoob J, Jafri W, Jafri N, Islam M, Beg MA. In vitro susceptibility of
Blastocystis hominis strains isolated from patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Br J Biomed Sci. 2004; 61(2):75-77. 12. Beg MA, Ali SS, Haqqee R, Khan MA, Qasim Z, Hussain R, et al. Rapid
immunochromatography-based detection of mixed-species malaria infection in Pakistan. Southeast Asian J Trop Med and Public Health. 2005 May; 36(3):562-564. 13. Yakoob J, Jafri W, Jafri N, Khan R, Islam M, Beg MA, et al. Irritable bowel
syndrome: The need to exclude Dientamoeba fragilis. Am J Trop Med Hyg.
2005 May; 72(5):501-502. (IF: 2.183)
14. Beg MA, Sani N, Mehraj V, Jafri W, Khan MA, Malik A, et al. Comparative
features and outcomes of malaria at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi,
Pakistan. Int J Infect Dis. 2008 Jan; 12(1):37-42. Epub 2007 Jun 18. (IF:

15. Beg MA, Mehraj V, Yakoob N, Pervez S, Saleem T, Zubari A, et al.
Tungiasis: Consequences of delayed presentation/diagnosis. Int J Infect Dis.
2008 Mar; 12(2):218-9. Epub 2007 Aug 21. (IF: 2.529)
16. Mehraj V, Hatcher J, Akhtar S Rafique G, Beg MA. Prevalence and factors
associated with intestinal parasitic infection among children in an urban slum of Karachi. PLoS One. 2008; 3(11):e 3680. Epub 2008 Nov 10. (IF:
17. Beg MA, Tariq MU, Fistein JL, Ingram GA, Storey DM. Transcuticular
nutrient uptake by the filarial nematode parasite, Litomosoides sigmodontis. Proceedings of Tenth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Paris, France. 2008 August 24-29. 18. Ghanchi NK, Beg MA, Hussain R. Estimation of parasite load using Rapid
diagnostic test ICT Now Malaria P.f/P.v in Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2009; 41(8):597-601. (IF: 1.928)
19. Moiz B, Beg MA, Ali N. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in a soldier. Indian J Pathol
20. Hussain SJ, Zubairi ABN, Sultan N, Beg MA, Mehraj V. Recurrent episodes
of upper airway blockage associated with Ascaris lumbricoides causing cardiopulmonary arrest in a young patient. BMJ Case Reports. 2009 June; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2009.1415. 21. Yakoob J, Jafri W, Beg MA, Abbas Z, Naz S, Islam M, et al. Irritable bowel
syndrome: Is it associated with genotypes of Blastocystis hominis. Parasitol
Res. 2010 Apr; 106(5): 1033-1038. Epub 2010 Feb 23. (IF: 1.152)
22. Ghanchi NK, Mårtensson A, Ursing J, Jafri S, Bereczky S, Hussain R, Beg
MA. Genetic diversity among Plasmodium falciparum field isolates in
Pakistan measured with PCR genotyping of the merozoite surface protein 1
and 2. Malar J. 2010 Jan 1; 9:1. (IF: 3.49)
23. Fatimi SH, Butt NW, Saleem T, Beg MA. Hydatid cyst disease of the thorax.
24. Yakoob J, Jafri W, Beg MA, Abbas Z, Naz S, Islam M, et al. Blastocystis
hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis in patients fulfilling irritable bowel
syndrome criteria. Parasitol Res. 2010 Aug; 107(3):679-84. Epub 2010 Jun 8.
(IF: 1.152)
25. Sobani ZA, Shakoor S, Malik FN, Malik EZ, Beg MA. Gastrointestinal
helminthiasis presenting with acute diarrhoea: Report of two cases with a
second pathology. Trop Biomed. 2010 Aug; 27(2): 348-350. (IF: 0.590)
26. Zeeshan M, Zafar A, Saeed Z, Irfan S, Sobani ZA, Shakoor S, Beg MA. Use
of Parasep filter fecal concentrator tubes for the detection of intestinal parasites in stool samples under routine conditions. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2011;54:121-3 27. Sobani ZA, Ahmed N, Bhamani A, Sharif H, Beg MA. Desensitisation of
medical students towards the dying. Med Educ. 2010 Nov; 44(11); 1152. (IF:

28. Shakoor S, Beg MA. An unusual urinary tract infection! Myiasis. Neth J Med.
2010 Oct; 68(10):323-326. (IF: 1.548)
29. Yakoob J, Abbas Z, Beg MA, Naz S, Khan R, Islam M, et al. Prevalence of
Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum infection in adults presenting
with chronic diarrhoea. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2010 Sep; 104(6):505-510.
(IF: 1.349)
30. Wasay M, Taqi A, Aziz H, Azam I, Beg MA. Neurological involvement in
patients with falciparum malaria; frequency and prognostic value. Clin Neurol
Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 113(2):104-106. (IF: 1.303)
31. Shakoor S, Beg MA, Mahmood SF, Bandea R, Sriram R, Noman F, et al.
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri, Karachi,
Pakistan. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Feb; 17(2):258-261. (IF: 6.794)
32. Shakoor S, Wasay M, Zafar A, Beg MA. Plant root hair in tap water: A
potential cause for diagnostic confusion. Korean J Lab Med. 2011 Jan; 31(1):44-46. 33. Ghanchi NK, Ursing J, Beg MA, Veiga MI, Jafri S, Mårtensson A. Prevalence
of resistance associated polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum field
isolates from Southern Pakistan. Malar J. 2011 Jan; 10(1):18. (IF: 3.49)
34. Rawasia WF, Sridaran S, Patel J, Abdallah J, Ghanchi NK, Barnwell J, Escalante A, Udhayakumar V, Beg MA. Genetic backgrounds of the
Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistant transporter (pfcrt) alleles in
Pakistan. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2011. I.F 3.223 (In Press)
35. Sobani ZA*, Thaver AM*, Qazi F, Khan M, Zafar A, Beg MA. Assessing the
need for training: General Practitioner's Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) concerning dengue and malaria in Karachi, Pakistan. International Health. 2011 (3).126-130. 36. Khan MAA, Farid M, Sobani ZA, Ali SN, Malick H, Baqir M, Sharif H, Beg
MA. A case of cellulitis of the hands caused by a predatory bird attack .Asian
Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2011.166-168.
37. Yakoob J, Abbas Z, Beg MA, Naz S, Khan R, Jafri W. Entameba species
associated with chronic diarrhea in Pakistan. Epidemiology & Infection.
Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Mar 14:1-6. (IF: 2.365)
38. Yakoob J, Abbas Z, Beg MA, Naz S, Awan S, Hamid S, Jafri W. In vitro
sensitivity of Blastocystis hominis to garlic, ginger, white cumin and black
pepper used in diet Parasitology Research 2011 Mar 23. (IF: 1.152)
39. Baqir M, Sobani ZA, Bham NS, Bhamani A, Abid S, Farook J, Beg MA.
Infectious diseases amidst the aftermath of the Monsoon Floods in Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine (2012)76-79 40. Yakoob Y, Abbas Z, Beg MA, Jafri W, Naz S, Khalid A, Khan
R.Microsporidia infections due to Encephalitozoon intestinalis in non–HIV-
infected patients with chronic diarrhea Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Dec 20:1-7.
[Epub ahead of print] (I.F 2.365)


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