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Comparison of universal prophylaxis and preemptive approach for cytomegalovirus associated outcome measures in renal transplant patients: A meta-analysis of available data.

Transpl Infect Dis 2018 Oct 24:e13016. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous latent human virus that often causes complications in renal transplantation recipients. Universal prophylaxis and preemptive therapy are alternative strategies to prevent CMV associated complications. This meta-analysis aimed to assess available data comparing the effectiveness of prophylaxis and preemptive therapy for preventing adverse outcomes. Read More

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October 2018
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Myiasis Phenomenon in a Patient Receiving Maggot Debridement Therapy.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Sep;42(3):229-232

İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Yara Bakım Ünitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: Classical treatment was administered on the wound on the left foot of the patient, but no improvement was observed. When advised to undergo amputation, the patient came to the wound care unit to treat the larval wound. It was observed that the wound had been wormed while the patient was undergoing larval treatment. Read More

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September 2018
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Intestinal Protozoa in Hiv-Infected Patients: A Retrospective Analysis.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Sep;42(3):187-190

Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye.

Objective: Intestinal parasitic infections are common in immunodeficient patients. In developing countries, the incidence of diarrhea due to parasitic infections in HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive individuals is reported to be over 90%. The present study aimed to investigate the presence of intestinal protozoa in HIV-positive patients with gastrointestinal complaints. Read More

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September 2018
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Toxoplasma gondii IgG Seroprevalence in Patients with HIV/AIDS.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Sep;42(3):175-179

Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: Toxoplasmosis is a common opportunistic infection in patients with HIV/AIDS and may cause life-threatening clinical courses, such as encephalitis and pneumonia.

Methods: Patients admitted between January 2006 and August 2017 with anti-HIV positivity confirmed by Western blotting were included in the study. Demographic data, CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts, and Toxoplasma gondii IgG/IgM levels were retrospectively obtained from patient records. Read More

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September 2018
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Development and validation of a modified quick SOFA scale for risk assessment in sepsis syndrome.

PLoS One 2018 26;13(9):e0204608. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Department, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sepsis is a severe clinical syndrome owing to its high mortality. Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score has been proposed for the prediction of fatal outcomes in sepsis syndrome in emergency departments. Due to the low predictive performance of the qSOFA score, we propose a modification to the score by adding age. Read More

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September 2018
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Three Pentatrichomonas hominis Cases Presenting with Gastrointestinal Symptoms.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):168-170

Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji/Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye.

We aimed to demonstrate that Pentatrichomonas hominis may also be an agent, although rare, in diarrheal episodes. Stool samples were first examined macroscopically and microscopically during routine parasitological examinations. Samples were then evaluated by Native-Lugol and formol-ethyl acetate centrifugation method. Read More

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June 2018
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Laboratory Safety in Parasitology Laboratory.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):144-153

Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, Çankırı, Türkiye.

Working in a laboratory is very difficult and needs special attention. Laboratory workers can be exposed to numerous potential hazards including chemical, biological, physical, and radioactive. That is why it is really important to follow the working principles in laboratories for the sake of the lab analyzers and others who work with them in the lab. Read More

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June 2018
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Investigation of a 6-year seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii in Abant Izzet Baysal University Educational Research Hospital.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):106-112

Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bolu, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies in patients who were admitted in Abant İzzet Baysal University Education and Research Hospital between January 2010 and December 2016 with a suspicion of toxoplasmosis.

Methods: Anti-T. gondii IgM and IgG antibodies and IgG avidity test determined by ELISA method in 14,262 serum samples belonging to the Abant İzzet Baysal University Education and Research Hospital were retrospectively investigated. Read More

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June 2018
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Sequence-based identification, genotyping and virulence factors of Trichosporon asahii strains isolated from urine samples of hospitalized patients (2011-2016).

J Mycol Med 2018 Sep 6;28(3):452-456. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Public Health Agency of Turkey, National Molecular Microbiology Reference Centers Laboratory, Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu, Moleküler Mikrobiyoloji Referans Laboratuvarları, Adnan Saygun Cad. No: 55 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: Trichosporon asahii is the most common species that causes trichosporonosis.

Materials And Methods: In the present study, a collection of 68T. asahii strains recovered from hospitalized patients urine samples between 2011 and 2016 was examined. Read More

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September 2018
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Investigation of the Prevalence of Pediculus humanus capitis and Risk Factors in a Village in Isparta.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Sep;42(3):202-206

Yalvaç Devlet Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Isparta, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Pediculus humanus (P.h.) capitis infestation in school children in Sücüllü Village, Isparta. Read More

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September 2018

Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Mar;42(1):93-95

Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye.

Myiasis is one of the reasons for urogenital parasitosis in our country. Psychoda albipennis is a fly that leads to urogenital myiasis. In this case, a 28-year-old female with complaints of dysuria, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dropping larvae with urine was referred to our hospital. Read More

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March 2018
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Distribution of Intestinal Parasites Detected in Şanlıurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Education and Research Hospital Between October 2015 and October 2016.

Authors:
Koray Öncel

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Mar;42(1):20-27

Mehmet Akif İnan Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye.

Objective: A total of 7353 patients who referred to the Microbiology Laboratory of Mehmet Akif Inan Education and Research Hospital between October 2015 and October 2016 were evaluated for intestinal parasites.

Methods: All fecal samples were investigated using three methods: wet mount, formalin ethyl acetate concentration, and trichrome staining. The cellophane tape method could only be used in a limited number of patients owing to the absence of a pediatrics outpatient clinic in our hospital. Read More

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Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Evaluation of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Cases Followed in Firat University Hospital: A 6-Year Retrospective Analysis.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Mar;42(1):1-5

Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Bölümü, Elazığ, Türkiye.

Objective: Malaria is an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasite. Sporadic cases have not been observed in Turkey since 2010, but imported malaria cases are still prevalent owing to migration. The present study aimed to evaluate Plasmodium falciparum malaria in patients hospitalized in our hospital. Read More

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March 2018
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A Malaria Case Followed By Relapse.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):161-163

Selçuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye.

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by an intracellular parasite, Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans after the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. This disease has been prevalent for decades. It has caused great epidemics in history and has also delayed social and economic development. Read More

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June 2018
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Imported Malaria in Turkey: The Importance of Diagnosis and Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum/Plasmodium vivax Mixed Infection.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):164-167

Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye.

The most common types of malaria in the world are Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum. In countries where both species are endemic, P. Read More

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June 2018
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A Case of Severe Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Co-Infected with HIV Improved with Exchange Transfusion.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Dec;41(4):219-222

Fırat Üniversitesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ, Türkiye.

In our country, within years, despite a dramatic drop in the number of patients with malaria, a dramatic increase in the number of patients with import malaria is noteworthy. A 32-year-old male patient presented with fever, shivering, malaise, and loss of appetite. He had travelled to West Africa. Read More

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December 2017
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Chronic Hepatitis B and Leishmania Coinfection.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Sep;41(3):177-179

İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye.

Visceral leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in many parts of world, and if untreated, it is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease. It is similar to chronic liver disease because of signs and symptoms such as fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia. In this study, we present a case of visceral leishmaniasis, which is known to be a chronic hepatitis B infection, that was coincidentally diagnosed with liver biopsy. Read More

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September 2017
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Furuncular Myiasis Caused by Dermatobia hominis in a Traveler Returning from the Amazon Jungle.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Sep;41(3):173-176

Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Türkiye.

A 39-year-old man who was returning from the Amazon Jungle and had no medical history presented with a furuncular lesion on his right parietal scalp. Despite receiving appropriate antimicrobial treatment, his lesion did not heal. After surgical intervention, a Dermatobia hominis larva was extracted. Read More

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September 2017
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A Case of Cerebral Malaria Managed by Erythrocyte Exchange.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Jun;41(2):123-125

Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, İzmir, Türkiye.

Plasmodium falciparum may cause serious and sometimes even fatal cerebral malaria. Cerebral malaria is a disease characterized by alterations in consciousness and epileptic attacks; therefore, it requires a rapid evaluation and quick intervention. It may progress to a fatal outcome despite administering targeted therapeutic interventions. Read More

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June 2017
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A Case Series of Imported Malaria Caused by Plasmodium falciparum in Kayseri and Review of Literature.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Jun;41(2):119-122

Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, Kayseri, Türkiye.

Malaria is a major worldwide public health problem. In the last years, no domestic cases of malaria have been detected and cases of imported malaria exist only in Turkey. In this study, clinical and laboratory findings of five Plasmodium falciparum (P. Read More

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June 2017
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Oxidative status and prolidase activities in generalized anxiety disorder.

Asian J Psychiatr 2017 Feb 19;25:118-122. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Department of Psychiatry, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Faculty of Medicine, Rize Research and Training Hospital. Rize Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi Psikiyatri Poliklinigi 53020 Rize, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: Prolidase (Pro), an intracellular enzyme necessary for collagen turnover, matrix remodelling and cell growth has been shown to be related to Oxidative Stress (OS). To our knowledge, serum Pro activity in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has not been documented yet. In this study, we aimed to evaluate OS and its relation with Pro activity in patients diagnosed with GAD. Read More

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February 2017
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How is post-mortem microbiology appraised by pathologists? Results from a practice survey conducted by ESGFOR.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Aug 24;36(8):1381-1385. Epub 2017 Feb 24.

Microbiology Laboratory, Biology Department, Instituto Nacional de Toxicología y Ciencias Forenses, Las Rozas de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Post-mortem microbiology (PMM) is an important tool in forensic pathology, assisting to determine the cause and manner of death. However, there is a lack of standardisation of PMM sampling. In order to get a better insight into the methods used, the available technical options and developmental needs, ESCMID Study Group for Forensic and Postmortem Microbiology (ESGFOR) members designed a survey aimed at pathologists regarding common practices of PMM in clinical and forensic autopsies. Read More

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Demodex spp. Infestation Associated with Treatment-Resistant Chalazia and Folliculitis.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Dec;40(4):208-210

Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye.

Demodecidosis is an ectoparasitosis of pilosebaceous unit caused by demodex mites. The disease may be a primary skin disease or a secondary disease to inflammatory dermatoses such as folliculitis and rosacea. Demodex spp. Read More

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December 2016
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Two Cases of Myiasis of Middle Ear Caused by Sarcophaga.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Sep;40(3):176-178

İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Middle ear myiasis and factors determining the types of flies. To the laboratory in saline with 10% formaldehyde and sent them larvae stereo-microscope (Olympus 10×) were examined. Adult by making one portion of the surviving larvae instar larvae and adults are defined utilizing state properties. Read More

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September 2016
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Distribution of Parasites Detected in Stool Samples of Patients Admitted to Our Parasitology Laboratory during a Three-Year Period between 2012 and 2014.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Sep;40(3):137-140

Gülhane Haydarpaşa Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Medikal Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: Parasitic diseases are among the major public health issues worldwide. A number of tests are available for diagnosis, but the sentivity and specifity of these tests are assumed to be insufficient. Nevertheless, the most common diagnostic method is microscopic examination. Read More

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September 2016
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Resistance mechanisms.

Ann Transl Med 2016 Sep;4(17):326

Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Department, Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi Goztepe Egitim Arastirma Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

By definition, the terms sepsis and septic shock refer to a potentially fatal infectious state in which the early administration of an effective antibiotic is the most significant determinant of the outcome. Because of the global spread of resistant bacteria, the efficacy of antibiotics has been severely compromised. , (), , , and are the predominant pathogens of sepsis and septic shock. Read More

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September 2016
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Two Imported Malaria Cases Caused by Plasmodium falciparum in A Week.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Jun;40(2):110-3

Ordu Devlet Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ordu, Türkiye.

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. Read More

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June 2016
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Incidence of Parasitic Diarrhea in Patients with Common Variable Immune Deficiency.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Jun;40(2):67-71

Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye.

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. Read More

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June 2016
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Seroprevalence of Leishmaniasis Among Dogs Living in a Municipal Dog and Cat Shelter in Edirne.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Jun;40(2):56-8

Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye.

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. Read More

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June 2016
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[Investigation of Intestinal Parasites and Level of Hygiene Knowledge of School Students].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Dec;39(4):277-85

Keçiören Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye.

Objective: In this study, the prevalence of intestinal parasites and its relationship with some hygiene habits and socio-demographic characteristics of students in Yığılca were investigated.

Methods: This study was conducted in three parts. Firstly, the prevalence of parasitic diseases was measured, and questionnaires about the level of knowledge of hygiene were administered. Read More

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December 2015
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[An Autopsy Case of Sudden Death Caused by Cerebral Malaria Infection].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Sep;39(3):234-7

İstanbul Adli Tıp Kurumu, Postmortem Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Malaria is a lethal protozoan infection which is generally diagnosed antemortem and rarely diagnosed postmortem in a few cases. A fifty five year old, Turkish citizen male has been referred for autopsy. It has been found that he has gone abroad to work a month ago, however, quitted malaria prophylaxis before the intended end and brought into the emergency department in an unconscious state. Read More

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September 2015
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[Serological Investigation of Toxoplasma gondii on Pregnant Women and Toxoplasmosis Suspected Patients Between 2012-2014 Years on a Tertiary Training Hospital].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Sep;39(3):200-4

GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease which is still an important health issue in both developing and developed countries. We aimed to evaluate Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) seropositivity on toxoplasmosis suspected patients and pregnant women, retrospectively. Read More

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September 2015
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[Evaluation of Two Methods (Nativ-Lugol Preparation and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) for Detection of Entamoeba histolytica in Stool Samples].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Sep;39(3):185-9

Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa,Türkiye.

Objective: This study aims to compare the performance of Native-Lugol examination and EIA Antigen Detection Test using stool samples obtained from patients diagnosed as clinical gastroenteritis and submitted to the Parasitology Laboratory in Uludağ University between January 2010 and February 2011.

Methods: The stool samples taken from 116 patients and sent to the laboratory of parasitology from various clinics including outpatient services have been investigated using Native-Lugol examination and EIA Antigen Detection Kit (Wampole® E. histolytica II Techlab®, Inc. Read More

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September 2015
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[The Retrospective Analysis of Toxoplasma Serology Results from Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital between 2012 and 2013].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Sep;39(3):179-84

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Muğla, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of the present study was the evaluation of serology results in Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital Microbiology Laboratory between 2012 and 2013 among cases from different divisions for anti-Toxoplasma antibodies, retrospectively.

Methods: Anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies were detected by a commercial kit in serum samples. The age and gender of cases, the division where the samples were sent and the changes in the seropositivity between years were evaluated statistically by chi-square test. Read More

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September 2015
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[Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Exchange Transfusion Application].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Jun;39(2):151-4

Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye.

Malaria caused by P. falciparum, is endemic in tropical and subtropical areas but is seen as sporadic cases in our country. A patient, early diagnosed and succesfully treated with antimalarial drug administration and a patient, with severe clinical manifestations and succesfully treated with antimalarial medication as well as Erythrocyte Exchange Transfusion (EET), who were not applied chemoprophylaxis are presented. Read More

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June 2015
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[Evaluation of Serological Results of Patients with Suspected Toxoplasmosis].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Jun;39(2):90-3

İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İzmir, Türkiye.

Objective: In this study, the serological results of the patients who applied with the suspicion of toxoplasmosis in Kâtip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital in 2012 were evaluated to contribute to the toxoplasmosis sero-prevalence in our city, İzmir.

Methods: The results of Anti-T. gondii IgG in 2942 serum samples and Anti-T. Read More

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June 2015
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[Amoebic liver abscess in a patient initially diagnosed with pneumonia: case report and discussion of relevant literature].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Mar;39(1):70-4

Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Acıbadem Labmed Klinik Laboratuvarları Mikrobiyoloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye.

In one-third of the patients with amoebiasis, amoebic liver abscess (ALA) may occur after the penetration of amoebic trophozoites through the intestinal wall. ALA is seen mostly among men aged 20-45 years with a serious clinical outcome, with fever and abdominal pain on the right upper quadrant. Most patients have no recent history of amoebic colitis; indeed, they have neither gastrointestinal complaints nor Entamoeba histolytica (E. Read More

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March 2015
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[A Splenic Infarct Developing After Plasmodium falciparum Infection].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Mar;39(1):60-2

Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye.

Plasmodium vivax malaria is usually seen in our country. Plasmodium falciparum malaria is also detected in the patients who have travelled abroad. A 33 year old male patient applied to our hospital for control. Read More

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March 2015
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[The Evaluation of Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) Serology Results Among Cases Who Admitted to the Serology Laboratory of a Hospital in Afyon City].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Mar;39(1):9-12

Zübeyde Hanım Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji, Afyon, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) serology results in different age groups among cases who admitted to the Medical Serology Laboratory of a secondary level hospital in Afyon.

Methods: The patients who has positive result for Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM by electrochemiluminescence method (Cobas e-170 Analyzer, Roche Diagnostics) between January and December 2013 were included the study. Read More

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March 2015
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[Evaluating of Plasmodium species isolated from peripheral blood samples in a non-endemic region].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Mar;39(1):5-8

Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye.

Objective: Malaria is a parasitic disease, caused by Plasmodium species, which transmitted to humans through genus Anopheles mosquitoes. This disease widely spreaded in tropical and subtropical areas. The aim of our study is to evaluate malaria cases diagnosed by peripheral blood examination. Read More

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March 2015
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[Evaluation of Malaria Cases that Were Detected in Kocaeli Province During 2008 Through 2013].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015 Mar;39(1):1-4

Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli, Türkiye.

Objective: Malaria is still a serious public health problem around the world and in our country. In this study, we examined the epidemiology of malaria cases retrorespectively by using the surveillance data provided by the Malaria Control Unit of the Infectious Disease Division of Kocaeli Health Directory, from the years of 2008 to 2013. Our aim was to compare our findings with the findings of the past studies and provide support to the future surveillance studies. Read More

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March 2015
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[Is the agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sanliurfa changing? First cases of Leishmania major].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 Dec;38(4):270-4

Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye.

Today, almost 2 million new leishmaniasis cases are noted annually; 1.5 million of these are cutaneous (CL), and others are visceral leishmaniasis (VL). In Sanliurfa, CL cases caused by Leishmania tropica but not by other agents such as L. Read More

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December 2014
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[A case of malaria with uveitis, hyperglycemia, and rasha in a Turkish radiologist who went to Africa].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 Dec;38(4):258-60

Kars Sarıkamış Devlet Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Kars, Türkiye.

Malaria is still an important health problem worldwide, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Turkey, the most common type of malaria is Plasmodium vivax, and endemic regions are South-Eastern Anatolia and Çukurova. Due to globalization and tourism, travel-associated infection due to P. Read More

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December 2014
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[Retrospective evaluation of the results of female patients of childbearing age at a microbiology laboratory for screening Toxoplasma gondii in Kocaeli Derince].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 Dec;38(4):223-7

Kocaeli Derince Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of the previous study was to retrospectively analyze the seropositive rate of Toxoplasma among women of childbearing age who were suspected to have toxoplasmosis at the Microbiology Laboratory of Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital.

Methods: The presence of Toxoplasma antibodies (IgM, IgG) with Axsym commercial ELISA kits between January 2009 and February 2011 and the presence of Toxoplasma antibodies (IgM, IgG) with Architect commercial ELISA kit between February 2011 and June 2012 were investigated in a total of 943 sera from women included in the study.

Results: The seropositive rate of anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM in the study was 28. Read More

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December 2014
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[Fascioliasis and brucellosis in same patient].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 ;38(3):197-200

Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye.

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease that can affect many organs and systems and leads to very different clinical circumstances. Brucellosis is rare in association with various infectious agents. Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, popularly referred to as a large leaf-shaped liver fluke. Read More

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November 2014
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[Four cutaneous leishmaniosis case resistant to meglumine antimoniate treatment].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 ;38(3):177-80

İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of the study was to treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by meglumine antimoniate resistant Leishmania major with Lucilia sericata larvae.

Methods: Samples obtained from patients'lesions were stained with Giemsa and examined under the microscope. The samples were also incubated to Novy-Nicolle-McNeal (NNN) and Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 media. Read More

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November 2014
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[Analysis of intestinal ameobiasis in patients with diarrhea by adhesin antigen test and direct microscopy].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 ;38(3):155-8

Sivas Numune Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Sivas, Türkiye.

Objective: In this study, we aimed to research the frequency of intestinal amebiasis in patients who applied with diarrhea retrospectively for a year and compare direct microscopic analysis and ELISA adhesin antigen test for Entamoeba histolytica procedures.

Methods: The fecal matter sample of 259 patients with diarrhea who applied to the Sivas Numune Hospital Microbiology Laboratory between February 2012 and March 2013 were studied. Samples were evaluated with direct microscopic analysis and Entamoeba histolytica adhesin antigen test (E. Read More

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November 2014
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[The investigation of malaria cases in Manisa between 2008-2012].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 ;38(3):151-4

İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye.

Objective: We aimed to determine the malaria prevalence in a 5-year period by using the data obtained from Malaria Control Center associated with the Manisa Province Public Health Office Infectious Diseases Department in Manisa between 2008 and 2012.

Methods: The data were evaluated according to age, gender, type of parasite, and the places of travel.

Results: In this study, six imported malaria cases were detected in blood samples from 86,955 patients by the Malaria Control Center, associated with the Manisa Province Public Health Office Infectious Diseases Department, with active and passive surveillance between 2008 and 2012. Read More

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November 2014
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[The epidemiology of malaria in Adana between 2002 and 2012].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 ;38(3):147-50

Adana Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Adana, Türkiye.

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the epidemiological data of malaria cases in Adana province of Turkey, between 2002 and 2012.

Methods: Active and passive surveillance results collected by the Malaria and Tropical Diseases Education and Research Center of the Adana Public Health Directorship were evaluated retrospectively. The patients were evaluated according to age group, gender, months, malaria species, and whether imported cases or not. Read More

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November 2014
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[Intestinal strongyloidiasis in a psoriasis patient with diabetes].

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014 Jun;38(2):127-30

Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

This case study underlined the importance of parasitological examination before starting immunosuppressive treatment since a heavy burden of strongyloidiasis could lead to fatal infections. It represents the first strongyloidiasis from a patient with psoriasis and diabetes mellitus in this country. In the case, 59 years old female subject had psoriasis for six years and during the treatment with topical corticosteroid and anti-psorial medication, psoriatic lesions flared up. Read More

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June 2014
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