Investigation of Cryptosporidium spp. Antigen By ELISA in Stool Specimens Sent to Our Laboratory between 2010 and 2018.
Conclusion: The high rate of cryptosporidiosis detected in our study is thought to be related to factors such as widespread animal husbandry in our region, poor hygiene rules and low socio-economic level. As a result of considering the findings of our study, evaluation of patients with intestinal complaints in terms of Cryptosporidium will be useful for accurate diagnosis, regardless of whether they have diarrhea and/or they are immunocompromised. PMID: 32482037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Beyhan YE, Yılmaz H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Retrospective Analysis of Demodex spp. Results in Ayd ın Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine Hospital Parasitology Laboratory.
Conclusion: Given its prevalence and its relationship with the clinical findings; we believe that Demodex is an important parasitic disease for our province and should be evaluated in cases with various dermatological complaints in the face. PMID: 32482038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ertuğ S, Tileklioğlu E, Yıldız İ, Malatyalı E, Ertabaklar H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Epidemiological Evaluation of Scabies Cases Encountered in the Last Three Years as a Tertiary Health Center.
tlu Z Abstract Objectives: We aimed to reveal the change in the demographic characteristics of patients with scabies in the last three years and the increase in frequency of patients with scabies observed in our region. Methods: All patients diagnosed as having scabies in Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital and Palandöken State Hospital, Clinic of Dermatology between January 2017 and December 2019 were retrospectively evaluated. Data such as age, gender, citizenship, presentation dates were recorded from the hospital database by anonymizing. Results: The disease was significantly more co...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Turan Ç, Metin N, Utlu Z Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Distribution of Intestinal Parasites Detected between September 2011-2018 at Dokuz Eyl ül University Medical Faculty Hospital.
Conclusion: Our study shows that intestinal parasitic infections are still an important public health problem in our region and that there is a decrease in their incidence. PMID: 32482040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ergüden Gürbüz C, Gülmez A, Özkoç S, İnceboz T, Miman Ö, Aksoy Ü, Bayram Delibaş S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Special Description of Pallisentis (Brevitritospinus) allahabadii Agarwal 1958 (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from Channa punctata (Bloch, 1793) by Scanning Electron Microscope.
Conclusion: The acanthocephalan Pallisentis (Brevitritospinus) allahabadii Agarwal 1958 was described as an important parasite infecting fishes. The prevalence of the parasite was 23% and its adult stage was observed. PMID: 32482041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Kundu I, Gürelli G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

General Features and Laboratory Diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii Infection.
Abstract Toxoplasmosis is a common infection worldwide caused by Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular parasite. The prevalence of Toxoplasmosis ranges from 17.5% to 69.5% in Turkey. Toxoplasmosis is mostly asymptomatic. It may cause fetal mortality in case of vertical passage. The most common clinical findings in congenital toxoplasmosis are chorioretinitis, hydrocephalus and cerebral calcification. Another group of susceptible patients for Toxoplasma gondii are immunesuppressive patients. Reactivation of a latent infection in the case of immunodeficiency can lead to fatal toxoplasmic encephalitis. Serological diag...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Beder D, Esenkaya Taşbent F Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Role of MicroRNAs in Parasitology.
r A Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs), as epigenetic regulators, are small non-coding RNAs regulating gene expression in eukaryotes at the post-transcriptional level to control biological functions. MicroRNAs play a role in development, physiology, infection, immunity and the complex life cycles of parasites. Also, parasite infection can alter host miRNA expression that might result in either parasite clearance or infection. Over the past 20 years, thousands of miRNAs have been identified in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and other parasites. Thus, miRNA pathways are potential targets for the diagnostic and therape...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ulusan Bağcı Ö, Caner A Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Clinic Congenital Neosporosis in a Calf.
p S Abstract Neosporosis is an infectious disease which is caused by a protozoan called Neospora caninum and characterized by endemic and epidemic abortions in adult cattle and congenital encephalomyelitis in calves. Our case was a female calf from the Holstein breed which was born in a farm with abortion and infertility problems and was unable to stand up after birth.. It was stated that it was the third pregnancy of the mother cow and that the previous pregnancy was aborted in the fifth month. In clinical examination, sucking reflex of the calf was present and there was spastic paralysis starting from pelvic mus...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Şentürk S, Temizel EM, Kasap S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection.
Abstract The patient was a 83-year- old male who worked as a farmer. He had complaints of weight loss, abdominal pain and joint pains for almost 5 months. Twenty days ago, the patient was checked at another hospital for complaints of occasional coughing and bloody sputum. He was treated with a diagnosis of pneumonia. His respiratory complaints were reduced, but there was no relief of his ongoing abdominal pain. Gastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy were performed to examine for possible etiologies of continuous abdominal pain. Biopsies were taken from duodenal bulbus and second duodenal segment. Intense eosinophilic ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Nazik S, Yıldız F Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Ectoparasitic Bat Flies (Eucampsipoda hyrtlii) Detected on the Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in Antalya, Turkey.
This report substantially expands the known distribution of the species. Bats may be infected with different types of parasitic arthropods, and should be examined for the presence of parasites. PMID: 32482046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Çetin H, Coşkun G, Dick CW Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Case of Linognathus setosus (von Olfers, 1816) (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) Infestation in a Dog.
uml;, Dik B Abstract This case report was prepared to give information about Linognathus setosus (von Olfers, 1816) detected on a 2-year-old male Rottweiler breed dog which was brought to a private veterinary clinic due to restlessness and itching. Lice were found especially on the head, neck and back regions of the dog in the examination for ectoparasites. Four female, 2 male and 9 nymph lice were collected from dog. The collected lice were preserved in eppendorf tubes containing 70% ethanol (C2H5OH) and were sent to the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Selçuk University for speci...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ceylan O, Ceylan C, Öztürk Ö, Dik B Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Cause of Healthcare-associated Infection in a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit.
e T PMID: 32482049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Yaşar Durmuş S, Tanır G, Öz FNK, Kaman A, Aydın Teke T Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Harrankap ı, Şanlıurfa.
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Harrankapı, Şanlıurfa. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2020 Jun 02;44(2):124-125 Authors: Akaslan İ PMID: 32482050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 2, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Akaslan İ Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Evaluation of Malaria Cases Detected in Antalya Province between 2012 and 2017
Conclusion: For malaria control, studies on the early diagnosis and treatment of the disease and the integrated mosquito control programs should be uninterruptedly maintained. PMID: 32212581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ser Ö Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Production of Trypanosoma Brucei Rhodesiense, Cause of African Sleeping Sickness, and Trypanosoma Cruzi, Cause of American Chagas Disease, on Different Medias and Testing a New Media
Conclusion: This study is one of the first studies related to the production of Trypanosoma species in Turkey and planned to provide a basis for the studies of African sleeping disease, Chagas disease and their agents. PMID: 32212582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Özbilgin A, Çavuş İ, Nuraydın A, Özel Y Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of in vitro Resistance of Wild Leishmania İsolates, Which are Resistant to Pentavalent Antimonial Compounds, Against Drugs Used in the Treatment of Leishmaniasis
Conclusion: It was determined that none of the selected resistant L. tropica isolates showed resistance to Amphotericin B and that was also shown statistically (p
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Özbilgin A, Çavuş İ, Kaya T, Yıldırım A, Harman M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Presence of Toxocara spp. and Other Zoonotic parasites Ova in Children's Playground in Karaman, Turkey
Conclusion: These results demonstrate that children’s playgrounds in Karaman may be a source for HT and other zoonotic infections. We advise to be fenced children’s playgrounds in order to prevent pet animal’s accessibility. PMID: 32212584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Aydın MF Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Blepharitis Caused by Demodex
Conclusion: In patients with blepharitis, the incidence of Demodex increases with age. PMID: 32212585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Demirkazık M, Koltaş İS Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Distribution of Pathogenic Intestinal Parasites in Sivas Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine Research and Application Hospital between 2006-2018
Conclusion: Between 2006-2018, while decreases in soil-borne parasitoses were observed, there was no statistically significant decrease in annual positive case rates. Despite the development of the infrastructure, parasitoses transmitted by lack of sanitation/cleaning, are still important in our province. PMID: 32212586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ataş AD Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A model Organism for Antihelminthic Activity: Caenorhabditis elegans and Nigella sativa
r N Abstract Purpose: In our study, antihelminthic activity of Nigella sativa was tested on a model organism Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). Methods: N2 (wild type) C. elegans and Escherichia coli OP50 were purchased from the University of Minnesota, Ceanorhabditis Genetic Center for the study. C. elegans were grown in NGM (Nematode Growth Medium) solid culture medium. After synchronization, nematodes in adult form were exposed to Nigella sativa seed oil at concentrations of 1%, 0.1%, 0.01%, 0.001% and 0.0001%. The study continued for 18 days until all nematodes in the experimental and control groups die...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Özpınar N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Molecular Prevalence and Phylogenetic Characterization of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in Healthy Cattle
Conclusion: First molecular epidemiological data on E. bieneusi in cattle from Turkey were obtained with this study. PMID: 32212592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Bilgin T, Usluğ S, Karademir GK, Okur M, Yetişmiş G, Yıldırım A Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Molecular Characterization and Phylogenetic Analyses of Oestrus ovis Larvae Causing Human Naso-pharyngeal Myiasis Based on CO1 Barcode Sequences
Conclusion: This study has provided the first molecular characterization data on O. ovis larvae from an accidental human host in Turkey based on CO1 barcode sequences. PMID: 32212593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Karademir GK, Usluğ S, Okur M, İnci A, Yıldırım A Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Genotyping of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Cases Detected Before and After Migration with Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction in Hatay
Conclusions: It was observed that in local cases in Hatay before immigration, L. infantum/donovani was the common species that caused CL and that after immigration L. tropica began to raise and that L. major was more encountered than before. It was concluded that Syrians coming to Hatay may have caused diversity in the Leishmania species which were the causative agents of CL, and that further research was needed on the subject. PMID: 32212594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Çulha G, Kaya T, Doğramacı AÇ Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Changes in the Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Northeastern Iran
Abstract The province of Khorasan-Razavi in the North East of Iran is an endemic area for anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL caused mainly by Leishmania tropica) and zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL caused mainly by Leishmania major). Based on clinical signs, some cities were considered as ACL foci while others were considered to be endemic for ZCL. This paper reviews studies performed on patients diagnosed with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) via the use of direct slide examination, ELISA, electrophoresis isoenzyme, RAPD PCR and PCR in Mashhad; the study also includes cases of CL in other cities of the ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Farash BRH, Shamsian SAA, Mohajery M, Fata A, Sadabadi F, Berenji F, Mastroeni P, Poustchi E, Moghaddas E, Sangani GS, Farnoosh G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Enterobius vermicularis Infestation Mimicking Rectal Malignancy
Abstract Enterobius vermicularis is a common intestinal nematode of humans that can be considered relatively harmless. A polypoid lesion mimicking malignancy was detected in the rectum of a 66-year-old female patient who had been operated for sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma in the past. Histopathological examination of the lesion revealed no malignancy but there was adult E. vermicularis nematodes and eggs. In this case report, we aimed to present an enterobiasis infestation that produces non-necrotizing granuloma tissue in the rectum. PMID: 32212596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Akıncı O, Kepil N, Erzin YZ, Zengin AK Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Cause of Hemoptysis: Oropharyngeal Leech
We report the case of a 33-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea and hemoptysis due to an oropharyngeal leech infestation. The patient was a shepherd and his detailed history revealed that he had been drinking water from natural springs. In the examination, a vivid dark green colored foreign body moving towards the nasopharynx and hypopharynx was detected in the oropharynx. The leech was removed under local anesthesia by gently grasping with the help of a long clamp. It should be noted that leeches are common in rural water sources and they can cause severe morbidity and even mortalities due to serious complications ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Çıldır İ Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Case of Angusticaecum holopterum (Rudolphi, 1819) in a Turtle (Testudo graeca)
Abstract Seven nematodes collected from a crushed turtle were brought to Selçuk University Faculty of Veterinary Parasitology Department. A few of them were transparented in lactophenol approximately for three weeks. After the parasites were cleared, their head regions were examined microscopically in apical and lateral positions. The posterior ends of the samples were also examined to separate male and females. According to the results of the microscopic examinations, it was found that five of seven parasites were female and remain two were male and parasites were identified as Angusticaecum holopterum (Ru...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 20, 2020 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ceylan C, Dik B, Ceylan O Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Evaluation of Malaria Blood Smears Sent to National Malaria Reference Laboratory
Conclusion: In order to malaria surveillance system to be maintained in a healthy manner, preparation, staining, coding, packaging, transportation of blood slides is very important. Also if necessary, continuing training of laboratory staff working in malaria diagnosis is crucial. PMID: 31865650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Usluca S, Babur C, Kurtcebe Ö, Topluoğlu S, Kılıç S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Retrospective Evaluation of 31 Malaria Cases Hospitalized in Our Clinic Between 2012-2018
Conclusion: It is important to inform persons who plan to visit malaria endemic areas about malaria and to make them take appropriate prophylaxis against malaria. Although P. falciparum which has a high mortality rate may be considered in the first plan, P. vivax, treatment of which is different due to risk of relapse, should not be overlooked. PMID: 31865651 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sarı ND, Yörük G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Biochemical Analysis of Germinal Membrane and Cyst Fluid by Raman Spectroscopy in Echinococcosis
Conclusion: In the identification of microorganisms and biochemical analysis of biological tissues; different diagnostic methods such as molecular, serological and conventional methods are used. In addition to these methods, Raman spectroscopy has been shown in studies to be a fast, non-destructive and noninvasive method. Therefore, it is thought to be an alternative method for analyzing the basic biochemical components of microorganisms at molecular level. PMID: 31865652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Hamamcı B, Açıkgöz G, Kılıç E, Karaaslan K, Çetinkaya Ü, Durgun Yetim T, Yetim İ Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Histopathological Survey on Sarcocystis Species Infection in Slaughtered Cattle of Zabol-Iran
Conclusion: A high positivity rate of sarcocystosis in slaughtered cattle in Zabol abattoir revealed heavily environmental contamination of Sistan region by this important parasitic disease. PMID: 31865653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Faghiri E, Davari A, Nabavi R Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Endoparasites Determined by Fecal Examination in Sheep in Erzurum Province
Conclusion: Parasitic diseases cause important economic losses in livestock industry. In following years, it is aimed to plan prevention and control strategies for the parasites detected in this area in line with the data of this study and to share this data with the animal breeders. PMID: 31865654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Akyüz M, Kirman R, Yaya S, Gülbeyen H, Güven E Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Demodex Infestation in Patients with Rosacea
Conclusion: The importance of Demodex infestation in patients with rosacea has been increasing in recent years. Considering some studies conducted in our country, we think that the investigation of Demodex spp. in patients who are considered to have rosacea will be beneficial in the terms of early diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31865655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Türkmen D, Türkoğlu G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Investigation of Prevalence of Demodex spp. in University Students: The Case of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Demodex spp. in college students, mostly adolescent individuals. Methods: A questionnaire including questions about the risk factors of Demodex spp. was administered to college students. Samples were taken with Standard Superficial Skin Biopsy method and examined under light microscope. Results: Presence of Demodex spp. was detected in 160 (42.7%) students out of 375 totally; 126 out of 291 nursing students (43.3%) and 34 out of 84 midwifery students (40.5%). It was detected in 47.3% of males and 40.2% of females. There was a st...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sevgen SN, Mor N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Internal and External Morphological Characteristics of the Medicinal Leech Species Hirudo sulukii and Hirudo verbana
Conclusion: Two of the six leech species (Hirudo sulukii and Hirudo verbana) belonging to the genus Hirudo found in the world are found in Turkey. These two leech species show significant differences from each other, morphologically. PMID: 31865657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sağlam N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Visceral Leishmaniasis in A Patient Presenting with Fever of Unknown Origin: A Case Report From a Low-endemic Region of Turkey
S, Üner A, İnkaya AÇ Abstract Leishmaniasis is a neglected disease that is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Even though cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most common form, visceral leishmaniasis is associated with high mortality. The case presented herein is a 39 year-old bed-ridden female who presented with fever of unknown origin, tachypnea and pancytopenia. She was initially misdiagnosed as having autoimmune pancytopenia elsewhere and treated with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. She had also received wide-spectrum antibiotics for febrile neutropenia. We perfo...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Jaiteh MB, Çalık Başaran N, Özışık L, Akman O, Hasanlı N, Tortop S, Özmen Çapın BB, Hüseyinova S, Üner A, İnkaya AÇ Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

An Oral Myiasis Case Caused by Diptera (Calliphoridae) Larvae in Turkey
The objective of the present study is to present a patient with oral myiasis caused by Calliphoridae larvae. The patient was a 63-year-old male who was transferred from Van Closed Prison to Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine Research and Application Hospital. Five alive larvae localized in different points of gingival region were observed during routine oral cleaning. These larvae belonged to Calliphoridae family. As a result, medical staff should be informed about this infestation and this parasite should be kept in mind especially in risky group of patients and necessary controls should be conduc...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Taş Cengiz Z, Yılmaz H, Beyhan YE, Yakan Ü, Ekici A Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Infestation of Chirodiscoides caviae in a Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) at Turkey and Fipronil Treatment
ınar S Abstract Kırıkkale University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Parasitology Department Laboratory has brought a male kobay for 3-4 months with the complaint having a large number of black mites on his hair by a student of the same school. Microscopic examination revealed that this mite was Chirodiscoides caviae. These cases were reported for the first time in Turkey. The animal has been treated with fipronil. PMID: 31865660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 23, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Aydenizöz M, Gökpınar S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Use of the ELISA (Em2-Em18) and Western Blotting Methods on Diagnosis of Alveolar Echinococcosis
Conclusion: The serological methods used in the study were found to be important in the early diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis in the endemic areas, since it could be used in sero-epidemiological studies. PMID: 31591872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - October 7, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Demirkazık M, Koltas İS, İnceboz T, Korkmaz M, Gümürdülü D Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Difference in Toxoplasma gondii Seroprevalence Rates Due to Low and High CD4 Counts in Patients with HIV/AIDS
ya RA Abstract Objective: Since symptomatic toxoplasmosis in in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) almost always occurs as a result of reactivation of chronic infection, screening Toxoplasma serology has an important role in the follow up of the main disease in these populations. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to reveal the difference in the seroprevalence rates of Toxoplasma gondii infection between groups in relation to CD4 counts (CD4-counts ≥200 and
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - October 7, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Yenilmez E, Çetinkaya RA Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of Toxoplasma gondii Seropositivity in Uluda ğ University Hospital between 2009-2016
Conclusion: Especially in regions where seroprevalence is high, we think that pregnant women and women of childbearing age should be investigated in terms of T. gondii antibodies. PMID: 31587536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - October 7, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Alver O, Payaslıoğlu M, Ener B Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Epidemiology of Malaria in Gaziantep Between 2005 and 2015
Conclusion: In our study, we last saw a new indigenous case in 2005. In the following years , cases with relapses and cases originating from abroad were seen, which was linked to the ease of transportation and the increase in touristic and commercial relations. Although lack of malaria in the samples taken from people living in tent cities in our region is favorable, necessary measures should be taken against new epidemics. PMID: 31502770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Özkeklikçi A, Avcıoğlu F Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Retrospective Evaluation of the Seropositivity Rate of Toxoplasmosis and Clinical Results in Pregnant Women That were Admitted to a Tertiary Health Institution Between 2012 and 2017 in Turkey
Conclusion: In our province, the prevalence of anti-T. gondii IgM was found to be 7.66% in pregnant women who were admitted to a tertiary health institution in their first trimester of pregnancy. This rate is much higher than the average in Turkey; therefore, we suggest that routine screening of pregnant women for T. gondii may be recommended in this region. PMID: 31502771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Durukan H, Çevikoğlu Kıllı M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of Blastocystis Subspecies in Water Samples Collected from Ordu Province
Conclusion: This is the first study on the presence of Blastocystis spp. in the surface water and drinking water samples in Ordu province of the Black Sea area in Turkey. PMID: 31502772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Kolören Z, Karaman Ü Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Retrospective Analysis of Cystic Echinococcosis Results in Ayd ın Adnan Menderes University Training and Research Hospital Parasitology Laboratory Between 2005 and 2017
Conclusion: CE remains an important public health problem in our city; therefore, it is once again emphasized that preventive studies should be planned. PMID: 31502773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ertabaklar H, Yıldız İ, Malatyalı E, Tileklioğlu E, Çalışkan SÖ, Ertuğ S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Comparative Genotyping of Echinococcus granulosus Infecting Livestock in Turkey and Iran
Conclusion: The dominant genotype of E. granulosus sensu stricto of livestock in both countries was the G1 (sheep strain) genotype. Our findings indicate that the sheep-dog cycle is the leading cycle of E. granulosus in these two areas. Hence, adopting regional common policies and bilateral cooperation helps to control the disease in livestock as well as in human in these two regions. Further study is required to compare the genetic diversity of human isolates of E. granulosus in these two countries. PMID: 31502802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Barazesh A, Sarkari B, Sarısu G, Hami M, Mikaeili F, Aydın A, Ekici A, Ebrahimi S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of the Physical, Chemical Characteristics and Microbial Contamination of the Indoor Swimming Pools
Conclusion: In this study, some microorganisms were identified from the water pools. Effective management of swimming pools and proper control of the physical, chemical and microbiological property of water pools can produce the healthy recreational activity. PMID: 31502803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ghasemi F, Hatam GR, Zaravar F, Mardaneh J, Jafarian H, Abbasi P, Khorrami HR, Badiee P Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

First Molecular Data on Myxobolus episquamalis (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) Infecting the Scale of Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus) from Turkey
Conclusion: This study provides first molecular Conclusion: This study provides first molecular data on M. episquamalis found in the scale of the grey mullets (Mugil cephalus) from Turkey. PMID: 31502804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Şimşek E Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Presence of Demodex Mites in Patients with Dermatologic Symptoms of the Face
Conclusion: Demodex mite infestations are widespread worldwide without showing important racial and gender differences. In the present study, prevalence of Demodex infestation in patients with acne rosacea was high and this should be taken into consideration, when such patients are treated for their symptoms. PMID: 31502805 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Yazısız H, Çekin Y, Koçlar FG Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Secondary Hydatid Cyst: Uterus and Colon Locations in the Same Patient
In conclusion, it is possible to diagnose secondary cystic echinococcosis in patients with a history of primary cyst surgery in liver or any other organ by combining the symptoms and imaging findings. PMID: 31502806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Beyhan YE, Yılmaz H, Taş Cengiz Z, Yıldızhan R, Kotan Ç, Batur A, Bayram İ, Erten R, Halidi AG Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research