Parasitology Laboratory

The Laboratory of Parasitology ( IMTPARA ) began its work in 1968 , a few days after the foundation of the Institute , thanks to the efforts and determination of Dr. Hugo Lumbreras , who considered essential to have basic elements to deal with parasitic diseases.

Since its inception , the purpose has been to innovate in diagnostic procedures and research , with the support of prestigious Parasitologists outlined the bases of persevering research , dedication to service and ethics which are necessary in an environment of constant interaction with the patient.



Laboratory Coordinator:

terashima  Dra. Angélica Terashima

Research Team:

  • Luis Marcos
  • Vicente Maco
  • Marco A. Canales
  • Raúl Tello
  • Carmen Quijano

Collaboration and funding

Recent Publications

  • Terashima A, Alvarez H, Tello R, Infante R, Freedman D, Gotuzzo E. Treatment failure in intestinal strongyloidiasis: an indicador of HTLV-I infection. Int J Infect Dis 2002; 6: 28-30.
  • Maco Flores Vicente, Marcos Raymundo Luis, Terashima Iwashita Angélica, Samalvides Cuba Frine, Miranda Sanchez Elba, Espinoza Babilón José, Gotuzzo Herencia Eduardo. Fas 2 Elisa y la Técnica de Sedimentación Rápida de Lumbreras en el diagnóstico de la infección por Fasciola hepática. Rev. Méd. Her. 2002; 13 (2): 49-57
  • Marcos Luis, Maco Vicente, Terashima Angélica, Samalvides Frine, Miranda Elba, Tantalean Manuel, Espinoza José, Gotuzzo Eduardo. Hiperendemicidad de fasciolosis humana en el Valle del Mantaro, Perú: Factores de riesgo de la infección por Fasciola hepatica. Rev Gastroenterol Perú 2004, 24 (2): 158-164
  • Marcos L, Maco V, Samalvides F, Terashima A, Espinoza J, Gotuzzo E. Risk factors for Fasciola hepatica infection in children: a case-control study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2006, 100: 158-166.
  • Marcos L, Terashima A, DuPont H, Gotuzzo E. Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome: an emerging global infectious disease. Trans. Royal Soc. Trop. Med. Hygiene, 2008; 102: 314-318
  • Montes M; Sanchez C; Verdonck K; Lake JE; Gonzalez E; Lopez G; Terashima A; Nolan T; Lewis DE; Gotuzzo E; White AC. Regulatory T Cell Expansion in HTLV-1 and Strongyloidiasis Co-infection Is Associated with Reduced IL-5 Responses to Strongyloides stercoralis Antigen. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009 Jun 9; 3(6):e456.
  • Verweij, J; Canales, M; Polman, K; Ziem, J; Brienen, E; Polderman, A; van Lieshout, L. Molecular Diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis in faecal samples using Real-Time PCR. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2009; 103 (4): 342-346
  • Raúl Tello, Angélica Terashima, Luis A. Marcos, Jorge Machicado, Marco Canales, Eduardo Gotuzzo. Highly effective and inexpensive parasitological technique for diagnosis of intestinal parasites in developing countries: spontaneous sedimentation technique in tube. Int J Infect Dis 2012, 16 (6): 414-416
  • Lesshafft, H., Baier, A., Guerra, H., Terashima A., Feldmeier, H. Prevalence and Risk Factors associated with Pediculosis capitis in an impoverished urban community in Lima, Perú. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 2013, 5 (4): 138-143
  • Bautista, M., Bonatti, T.R., Fiuza, V.R..S, Terashima, A., Canales-Ramos, M., et al. Occurrence and molecular characterization of Giardia duodenalis cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts in raw water samples from the Rímac River, Peru. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2018).


  • Parasites on feces
  • Modified Ziehl-Neelsen.
  • Strongyloides stercoralis' culture  
  • Feces functional test
  • Scabious test on skin


Contact Information


Address: IMTAvH, 1er piso.

Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia

Av. Honorio Delgado 262

Urb. Ingeniería, San Martin de Porres. Lima - Perú.


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+511 3190015

+511 3190000, anexo 201332