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Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi

Alparslan Merdin, Emine Ogur, Çiğdem Çiçek Kolak, Fatma Avcı Merdin
Toxocariasis is a parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of Toxocara cati and T. canis, which live in the intestinal system of cats (T. cati) and dogs (T. canis). Infective eggs can enter the gastrointestinal system by the oral route via foods contaminated with feces of dogs or cats or via dirty contaminated hands. The larvae penetrate the small intestine and migrate to visceral organs by systemic circulation. Hypereosinophilia is a common finding in the tissue invasion of parasites. Serological methods are the principle diagnostic methods for toxocariasis...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Zeynep Erdil, Celali Kurt, Hacer Özlem Kalaycı, Özgül Gözlükaya, Cemal Tayar
Malaria is a condition that threatens millions of people in many countries in spite of precautions. Sporadic cases have not been observed in our country since 2010, but imported malaria cases are still to be seen because of migration. In this study, two malaria cases are presented that appeared in a non-endemic region within 1 week. Complaints appeared 20 days later after leaving Ivory Coast in the first case and one week after returning from Ghana in the second case. With this two import cases which have a travel story about two different countries and non taking regular chemoprophylaxis; it is aimed to call attention that malaria is a question of common concern and a protozoon which needs to be struggled worldwide...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Zeynep Taş Cengiz, Hasan Yılmaz, Mutalip Çiçek, Yunus Emre Beyhan, Ahmet Cumhur Dülger
The aim of this study was to present three cystoisosporiasis cases diagnosed in pediatric patients of the Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty. In the study, stool samples of the patients were evaluated by native-Lugol and modified acid-fast staining methods in the Parasitology Laboratory. The first case was a 4-year-old male child diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It was reported that the patient had abdominal pain, and permanent bloody and mucous diarrhea (8-10 times a day) was present for almost 1 week after the beginning of ALL treatment...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Salih Kuk, Yunus Uyar, Serkan Karaca, Süleyman Yazar
Microorganisms colonize tissues and organs such as the skin and gastrointestinal, respiratory, and genitourinary systems. These microorganisms are generally called as "human microbiota". Human microbiota mostly consists of commensal microorganisms. The commensal microorganisms located on and in the human body are bacteria, fungi, viruses, archaea, and parasites. The microbiota genome is 100 times bigger in size than the human genome. Although the human genome is stationary, microbial genome has a compatible flexible variability during human life...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Erol Ayaz, Şule Aydın Türkoğlu, Hayriye Orallar
Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite can be seen in all the vital organ; in the acute phase, it can be found in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, tears, saliva, urine, and in almost all body fluids. Transplasental infection can lead to fetal damage and miscarriage. Its last hosts are felines and intermediate hosts are all mammals, including humans. People infected by the ingestion of meat containing cysts in undercooked or raw, are thrown oocysts with cat felines By taking in water and food, from mother to fetus transplacental way, the infected organ transplantation, blood transfusion, laboratory accidents and kaprofaj transmitted by mechanical vectors of the invertebrates...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Duygu Neval Sayın İpek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of present study was to investigate the chronobiology and identification of Hypoderma species in cattle slaughtered in the Diyarbakir Province of Turkey. METHODS: In total, 736 hides and subcutaneous tissue of slaughtered cattle were examined for the presence of second- and third-instar larvae in the slaughterhouse between November 2012 and May 2013. Third-instar larvae were collected from the slaughterhouses, and gDNA isolates were examined by PCR-RFLP analysis of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene of mt-DNA using TaqI enzyme...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Ayşegül Aksoy Gökmen, Selmin Çaylak, Burak Ekrem Citil, Hamdi Sözen, Cem Şahin, Erkan Yula, Selçuk Kaya, Mustafa Demirci
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the incidence of Strongyloides stercoralis in individuals who live in rural areas in the towns near Mugla and have contact with humid soil and gather saffron milk cap mushroom in autumn, and to obtain epidemiological data in our region. METHODS: A total of 281 volunteers were included; 192 of them were the individuals who only gather mushroom, only work in the garden, or gather mushroom as well as work in the garden, while 89 had no contact with the soil...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Burhan Özdil, Can Keçe, Ömer Vedat Ünalp
OBJECTIVE: Surgery is still the first choice in complicated cystic echinococcosis. However, percutaneous methods have performed increasingly in recent years. The Puncture, Aspiration, Injection, Reaspiration (PAIR) technique is mostly the preferred percutaneous method. The Puncture, Aspiration, Injection (PAI) technique is the new modified method, which is differentiated from PAIR technique by its applicability to all types of hydatid cysts (types 1-5) and unperforming of reaspiration...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Murat Çakır, Mehmet Balasar, Tevfik Küçükkartallar, Ahmet Tekin, Adil Kartal, Ömer Karahan, Süleyman Kargın
OBJECTIVE: Hydatid cyst disease (HCD) is a zoonotic infestation of Echinococcus granulosus, which is frequently seen in some regions of the world. Unusual localization of Echinococcus granulosus is very rare. Hence, we would like to present our experience of identifying an extra-hepatopulmonary location of hydatid cysts. METHODS: A total of 157 patients with an unusual location of hydatid cysts treated between 2000 and 2012 were retrospectively evaluated according to their age, sex, symptoms, diagnosis, stage, location of the cyst, and treatment modality...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Serhat Uysal, Varol Tunalı, Eylem Akdur Öztürk, Ömür Ardeniz, Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Seray Özensoy Töz, Nevin Turgay, Bilgin Arda
OBJECTIVE: Parasites might cause atypical and severe infections in immunocompromised hosts. The prevalence of diarrhea among common variable immune deficiency (CVID) syndrome patients varies between 20% and 94%, which indicates that diarrhea and gastrointestinal system (GIS) complaints could be the second leading cause of morbidity in CVID patients after respiratory tract infections. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites in CVID patients with GIS complaints and diarrhea...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Barış Sevinç, Ömer Karahan, Gürcan Şimşek, Süleyman Bakdık, Nergis Aksoy, Seçil Soydan
OBJECTIVE: Surgery and percutaneous aspiration-injection-re-aspiration (PAIR) are widely accepted treatment modalities for hepatic hydatid cysts. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) acts as a minimally invasive rescue method for the biliary complications of both the hydatid cysts and treatment modalities. The aim of this study was to identify the role of different treatment modalities in the obliteration of hydatid cysts. METHODS: Patients treated for hydatid cysts between January 2009 and December 2013 were evaluated in the study...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Yunus Emre Beyhan, Hasan Yılmaz, Zeynep Taş Cengiz
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Entamoeba spp. in suspected stool samples submitted to our laboratory. METHODS: In this retrospective study, stool samples of 998 patients with suspected amebiasis were sent from various clinics and services to our laboratory and were investigated by native-Lugol and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) [for Entamoeba spp. antigen (Ridascreen® Entamoeba)] between January 2010 and December 2014. RESULTS: By the end of the study, it was shown that 8...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Ayşe Düzbeyaz, Nermin Şakru, Seray Töz
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of canine leishmaniosis among dogs that live in the town center due to a lack of data on the prevalence of canine leishmaniasis (CanL) in Edirne. METHODS: In the present study, 37 dogs living in a municipal dog and cat shelter in Edirne were screened for leishmaniosis by the ındirect fluorescent antibody test. RESULTS: All samples were found to be seronegative. CONCLUSION: Our study is a preliminary study for Edirne...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Fatih Bağcıer, Osman Onaç, Meltem Alkan Melikoğlu
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March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Yeşim Sağlıcan, Özben Yalçın, Ecmel Kaygusuz
We report two cases of cystic echinococcosis at unexpected locations. Patients were a 64-year-old man and 35-year-old woman. A cystic mass was incidentally found between the prostate and seminal vesicles in the male patient, using ultrasonography during a check-up for ischemic coronary disease. The female patient was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of cardiopulmonary disease, but her detailed radiological examination showed a cystic lesion in the interventricular septum of the heart. Both patients were operated, and examinations of the histologic sections revealed cyst walls consistent with echinococcal infection...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Banu Yardımcı, Gökmen Zafer Pekmezci, Behire Işıl Didinen, Seçil Metin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the first report of Ichthyobodo spp. infection in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) fry in a marine aquaculture facility in Turkey. METHODS: The material of the study was composed of 30 meagre A. regius in 2-3 g weight taken from the fry adaptation unit of a fish farm in the Aegean Sea. In this study, parasitological and pathological examinations were performed on the meagre. Ichthyobodo spp. was determined on the body surfaces and gills...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Ivy Kundu, Probir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Dipak Ranjan Mandal, Gözde Gürelli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study the pathophysiological effects on Channa punctatus due to the nematode parasite Eustrongylides sp. METHODS: A total of 250 fish were examined during the period January 2012-2014. Hematological, serum biochemical, histological, and scanning electron microscopic studies were performed on normal and infected hosts to study the effects caused by the nematode. RESULTS: The mean values of red blood corpuscle [RBC] count, hematocrit, and hemoglobin were significantly higher (P<0...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Nafiseh Zolfaghari, Reza Nabavi
OBJECTIVE: The long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) is a nocturnal animal living in Central and Southeast Iran. However, there are few studies concerning endoparasites, some of which are zoonotic, of the hedgehogs in the north and northwest of Iran. The aim of the present study is to investigate endoparasites in long-eared hedgehogs, living in Zabol district, Southeast Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stool and blood samples collected from 50 hedgehogs (35 males and 15 females) that were trapped alive were examined with Clayton-Lane flotation and Giemsa staining methods...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Bülent Gökşen, Yeliz Çağan Appak, Nogay Girginkardeşler, Talat Ecemiş, Erhun Kasırga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of coinfection with Helicobacter pylori and intestinal parasitosis in children with chronic abdominal pain (CAP) and to investigate the common risk factors in the development of both infections. METHODS: Ninety patients with CAP were enrolled in this study. Blood samples of each case were screened for human preformed IgG (HpIgG) antibodies, and stool samples were tested for HpSA and also examined for intestinal parasites by direct wet-mount, formalin-ethyl-acetate concentration, and Trichrome staining procedures...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Tuğba Koca, Selim Dereci, Ali Gençer, Levent Duman, Aykut Recep Aktaş, Mustafa Akçam, Füsun Zeynep Akçam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical data and prognosis of cystic echinococcosis during a 5-year period who were followed by the pediatric clinics. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and prognosis data of 34 patients with cystic echinococcosis obtained between 2009 to 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. Of these, 10 patients were excluded because of incomplete data or failure to follow up. RESULTS: A total of 24 (12 males and 12 females) children were included the study...
March 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
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