Isolation of Balamuthia mandriallaris parasite from air conditioning of the houses in south and southeast of Turkey.

[Isolation of Balamuthia mandriallaris parasite from air conditioning of the houses in south and southeast of Turkey]. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2018 Jul;52(3):284-292 Authors: Eroğlu F Abstract The free living amoebae cause various infections such as Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis, primer amoebic meningoencephalitis in humans and animals. The free living amoebae Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia mandriallis, Naegleria fowleria and Sappinia species that cause disease in humans have been isolated from many environmental materials until today. However, no isolation has been reported from the filters of the air conditions from the houses used for ventilation. The aim of this study was toinvestigate the existence of free living amoebae using molecular methods in the filters of air-conditions used in the study living area of the people. A total of 30 dust samples were taken from the filtersof air-conditions in Adana and Gaziantep province of Turkey. DNA isolation of the dust samples was performed using the DNeasy PowerSoil kit (Qiagen, Germany) and polymerase chain reaction was done with specific primers of Acanthamoeba spp., B.mandriallis, N.fowleria and Sappinia species. As a result of this study, Acanthamoeba spp. was determined as 33.3% (5/15) and B.mandriallis was determined as6.6% (1/15) in Adana province. On the other hand, Acanthamoeba species was determined as 26.6% (4/15) and B.mandriallis was determined as 13.3% (2/15) in Gaziantep provinc...
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In the above-stated article, Tuncay Sahutoglu was omitted as an author. His affiliation is the Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Health Research and Application Center, Sanliurfa, Turkey. The revised author list is as follows:
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CONCLUSION: Education and counselling should be provided by primary healthcare institutions to the families who are part of groups at risk for constipation. It is also suggested that studies should be conducted to increase parents' knowledge and awareness of constipation. PMID: 31738856 [PubMed - in process]
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Species of Acanthamoeba are facultative pathogens which can cause sight threatening Acanthamoeba keratitis and a rare but deadly brain infection, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Due to conversion of Acanthamo...
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Acanthamoeba spp. can cause serious human infections, including Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and cutaneous acanthamoebiasis. Cysteine biosynthesis and the L-serine metabolic pathway ...
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o-Morales J Abstract Free-living amoebae of genus Acanthamoeba are opportunistic pathogens widely distributed in the environment, and are the causative agents of several humans' infections, such as Acanthamoeba keratitis, Granulomatous Amoebic Encephalitis and also disseminated infections. The existence of the cyst stage complicates Acanthamoeba therapy as it is highly resistant to antibiotics and physical agents. All these facts reinforced the necessity to find and develop an effective therapy against Acanthamoeba infections. In the present study, we are interested to several seaweeds species collected from the T...
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d-Grillo T, Piñero JE, Lorenzo-Morales J Abstract Acanthamoeba is an opportunistic pathogen which is the causal agent of a sight-threatening ulceration of the cornea known as Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and, more rarely, an infection of the central nervous system called "granulomatous amoebic encephalitis" (GAE). The symptoms of AK are non-specific, and so it can be misdiagnosed as a viral, bacterial, or fungal keratitis. Furthermore, current therapeutic measures against AK are arduous, and show limited efficacy against the cyst stage of Acanthamoeba. 1H-Phenalen-1-one (PH) containing compounds ha...
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