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

Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis in a Female Child in Libya
Abstract Urogenital myiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by larvae of Psychoda spp. and it is very rare in humans. A 10- year old female was presented with urogenital myiasis and 4th stage Larvae of Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Psychodidae) were found in urine. The patient was complained of painful sensation, discomfort and burning while urination. Urinary tract antiseptics were prescribed for the patient and advised to drink plenty of water for hydration. Local health authorities should take proper measures to maintain hygienic conditions for the people under risk. PMID: 31502807 [PubMed - as supplied ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Gashout A, Amro A, Hamarsheh O, Al-Dwibe H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Ascaridia galli Case as a Pseudohelminth in a Human Arm Skin
baş CS, Açıcı M Abstract A 25-year-old male patient, who had terminal stage skin cancer (malignant melanocytic neoplasia) on his skin of arm was infected with white, round, worm parasites in the lesion area of the skin. Parasites were collected with a thin forceps in a petri dish, cleaned in warm physiological saline, fixed by 70% hot ethyl alcohol and clarified in lactophenol, respectively. All 14 female and 7 male nematodes, some of which had partial autolysis, were identified as Ascaridia galli, a chicken nematode. Due to the fact that it is a very rare case in the medical literature, we wish to repor...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 10, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Umur Ş, Günal Ö, Gürler AT, Bölükbaş CS, Açıcı M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Epidemiological Trend of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in an Endemic Focus Disease During 2009-2016, Central Iran
Conclusion: According to the results of this investigation, although there is a trend of decrease in the incidence of the CL disease in this 8-year period, incidence of the CL disease is still high. This is an alarming condition and careful planning for control and prevention of the disease is highly recommended. PMID: 31204455 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Moein D, Masoud D, Mahmood N, Abbas D Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Retrospective Analysis of Cases with Imported Malaria in Hatay Province of Turkey: Seventy-Five Cases in Ten Years
Conclusion: Despite increasing incidence of imported malaria in our country in recent years, there is a decrease in this number in our region. Since Turkey is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of imported malaria in the world, patients with fever and thrombocytopenia should be questioned whether or not they had a history of travel to malaria-endemic area. PMID: 31204456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Şahin Sİ, Çabalak M, Bal T, Ocak S, Önlen Y, Çulha G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Retrospective Study: Intestinal Parasites in Human in Van Province
Conclusion: It was determined that, pathogen parasites such as G. intestinalis and A. lumbricoides were still observed at high rates in Van province, especially in children, and the problem of parasitosis is still continuing, although the prevalence of parasites has declined when compared to the previous years. PMID: 31204458 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Taş Cengiz Z, Yılmaz H, Beyhan YE, Çiçek M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of Intestinal Parasites in Living Nursing Home
Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that attention should be given to elderly population with regard to intestinal parasitic infections. Because of changes in the immune system, more opportunistic factors could be detected. More frequent screening in public areas such as nursing homes is important for preventing infections. PMID: 31204459 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Arserim SK, Limoncu ME, Gündüz T, Balcıoğlu İC Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Investigation of the Prevalance and Epidemiology of House Dust Mites in Giresun
Conclusion: The mites in Giresun were found in all houses throughout the year and were detected in all of the samples. Although they were detected in greater amounts in the spring and summer, only a moderate relationship could be detected with temperature. In August-October period, mite existence was significantly higher than the January-March period (p
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Mutlu D, Akdemir C, Uzunoğlu E, Direkel Ş, Cebeci Güler N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Survival Strategies of Leishmania in Hosts
In this study, Leishmania’s survival strategies used in the sand fly and mammalian hosts and the mechanisms that underlie these strategies will be summarized. PMID: 31204461 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Demir S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Case Report: Isolated Renal Hydatid Cyst in a Boy
In this study, a primary left renal hydatid cyst which was found in a 12-year-old boy was presented. He was referred by another hospital to our department with a flank pain and cystic mass in left kidney. Indirect haemagglutination test (IHA) for Echinococcus was negative. Nephrectomy was performed with the diagnosis of renal cyst hydatic. Renal cyst hydatid may present with various clinical findings ranging from asymptomatic clinical course to total loss in renal function. It will be beneficial to consider a renal hydatid cyst in patients with blurred flank pain, even if IHA is negative. PMID: 31204463 [PubMed - in p...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Cankorkmaz L, Korğalı E, Atalar MH, Köylüoğlu G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Non-cerebral Coenurus Cyst on the Heart of a Ewe
Abstract During the routine postmortem inspection from carcasses and offal of slaughtered ewes in an abattoir in Isfahan (Iran), an ovine heart was discovered with a firm nodule in the myocard on palpation. In closer examination, a liquid containing cyst (1x1 cm) was recognized on left part of the heart. The cyst had thick fibrotic capsule in outer surface and a thin inner layer containing few white clusters of scolices. White clusters contained scolices that adhered to the inner transparent layer, like white beads. Based on the gross and microscopical characteristics, the cyst was diagnosed as non-cerebral coenur...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Noaman V Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a Tourist Patient: A Case Report
Abstract Plasmodium falciparum (P. Falciparum) causes the most severe form of malaria and has a high case fatality rate. Herein, a 32-year-old male tourist who was diagnosed as having P. falciparum malaria was reported. Although the patient lives in Finland, he had a history of a two-week holiday to Congo Republic. This case report showed that malaria should also be suspected in tourist patients with febrile illness and that travel history to a malaria-endemic region must be questioned. Early diagnosis and appropiate treatment can prevent severe complications and can be life saving. PMID: 31204465 [PubMed - i...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Erdoğan H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Mass in the Brain in A Child: Hydatid Cyst
Abstract Hydatid disease is a parasitic disease. Although the disease causes many organ involvement, intracranial involvement is rarely seen. Clinical findings vary according to the number, size, localization of the cyst and the immune status of the patient. We aimed to present a rare case with intracranial hydatid cyst. A 8-year-old male patient presented with headache and vomiting. Physical examination revealed papillary edema. Brain computerized tomography imaging revealed a 13x13 cm cystic formation in the brain. The patient’s echinococcal indirect hemagglutination test result was positive. The patient w...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - June 17, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Tural Kara T Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Retrospective Analysis of Toxoplasma gondii Serology Results from Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine Parasitology Laboratory from 2007 to 2017
Conclusion: The current findings reveal that toxoplasmosis is still an important public health disease and that the seropositivity rate is consistent with the region in general. Moreover, using IFA and ELISA methods together in the laboratory seems to be effective. PMID: 30938117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Malatyalı E, Yıldız İ, Tileklioğlu E, Ertabaklar H, Ertuğ S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of Anti-Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Cats Using Sabin-Feldman Dye Test in Ankara in 2016
cedil; S, Gürüz Y Abstract Objective: Toxoplasmosis, in which obligate intracellular protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) is the causative organism, is a multisystemic disease that can be seen all over the world and can impair all vertebrates. The only hosts known for T.gondii are members of Felidae family. Our study aimed to determine anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies with Sabin-Feldman Dye Test (SFDT) in cats in Ankara. It’s aimed to evaluate the current situation in terms of Toxoplasmosis spread by comparing our findings with previous studies in the same region. Methods: Rh strain of Toxop...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Yücesan B, Babür C, Koç N, Sezen F, Kılıç S, Gürüz Y Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Use of Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation Method in The Treatment of Hepatic Hydatid Cysts: Ex vivo Sheep Study
Conclusion: We destroyed all the protoscolex and germinative membranes by using RFTA in 2nd group. PMID: 30938125 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sarıcık B, Kartal A, Esen H, Demircili ME Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Prevalence of Parasitic Intestinal Infections Among Food Handlers in Qazvin, İran
Abstract Objective: Food handlers play an important role in the production and distribution of parasitic contaminations in these societies. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among the food handlers in Qazvin, Iran. Methods: Totally, 1530 stool samples were collected from food handlers in Qazvin, Iran. Direct feces examination and formalinethyl acetate concentration method followed by Trichrome staining were performed to detect the parasites. Results: The prevalence of intestinal parasites was 82 (5.4%) among food handlers. The species of protozoan paras...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Shahnazi M, Sadeghi M, Saraei M, Alipour M, Hajialilo E Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Findings in Appendectomies with Enterobius vermicularis Infection: Pinworm Is Not A Cause of Appendicitis
Abeş M Abstract Objective: To evaluate the histopathological findings in appendectomy materials with E. vermicularis infection. Methods: Appendectomy materials with E. vermicularis infection of 24 cases were evaluated for the presence of acute inflammation, congestion, hemorrhage, perforation, lymphoid hyperplasia (LH), necrosis, granuloma, fecalith, obliteration, hyalinization, eosinophilic infiltration and mucosal architectural distortion. Results: The frequency of E. vermicularis among 3222 appendectomies that were scanned for the study was 0.74% (24/3222). Female: male ratio was 1:1 and the median a...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Pehlivanoğlu B, Aydın Türk B, İşler S, Özdaş S, Abeş M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Eastern Turkey: Epidemiological and Clinical Evaluation
Conclusions: Especially during summers when the disease is seen frequently, the history of tick contact should be questioned and tick should be searched in the examination in the patients with suspected clinical findings. A significant number of the patients do not have a known tick contact. Therefore, training meetings should be organized about the symptoms and findings of the disease in the endemic areas and awareness should be raised among the community and the doctors working in emergency services and primary care. PMID: 30938129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sağmak Tartar A, Balın ŞÖ, Akbulut A, Demirdağ K Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Tick Bites on Humans in Southwestern Region of Turkey: Species Diversity
Conclusion: The results indicate the high diversity of tick species infesting humans in the Southwestern Anatolia Region, Turkey. So, it is crucial to publish information on tick bite prevention, which would play an important role in reducing the incidence of tick-borne diseases. PMID: 30938134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Bakırcı S, Aysul N, Bilgiç HB, Hacılarlıoğlu S, Eren H, Karagenç T Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Investigation of Egg Parasitoids in American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana L.) Populations in Antalya City Center
Conclusion: Cockroach populations are parasitized by parasitoids in natural areas. That’s why, it is important to carry out further investigations on the protection, reproduction and actively use of parasitoids which are important in terms of biological management in the cockroach control. PMID: 30938135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Öz E, Yanıkoğlu A, Çetin H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Case of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania infantum
Abstract Leishmania is a disease that is transmitted via Phlebotomine sand flies. Two clinical forms of leishmaniasis are observed in humans: Visceral and cutaneous leishamniasis. The latter is very widespread in our country and may resolve by itself with scar formation. Whereas visceral leishmaniasis can be lethal if left untreated. Recently, molecular studies have shown that agents causing visceral leishmaniasis may cause cutaneous leishmaniasis and vice-versa. A 34-year-old female patient from Kahramanmaraş was sent to the microbiology laboratory with a pre-diagnosis of leishmaniasis. The smear taken from the ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Sirekbasan S, Polat E, Kutlubay Z, Engin B Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Lophomonas blattarum Associated Broncho-Pulmonary Infection After Immunotherapy: A Case Report and A Smart-phone Based Video of Trophozoite
z S Abstract The frequency of bronchopulmonary protozoan infections has raised due to increased number of immunosuppressed patients in recent years. One of them is Lophomonas blattarum which is a multi-flagellated protozoan parasite of termites and several cockroach species. The drug regimens commonly used in bronchopulmonary infections are not effective against L. blattarum. Therefore, rapid and accurate diagnosis of L. blattarum infection is of great importance in the treatment success. The laboratory diagnosis of L. blattarum infection is made on the basis of observation of the characteristic trophozoite in var...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Zorbozan O, Uysal A, Bacakoğlu F, Turgay N, Töz S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Rare Case; Hydatid Cyst of the Breast
ş T, Yavuz Y Abstract Hydatid cyst is a helminthic infection caused by Echinococcus granulosus that we encounter in various organs, especially in the liver and the lungs. Hydatid cyst of the breast is seen very rarely even in regions where the disease is endemic. In this article, we aimed to present a female patient who presented with complaints of a mass in her right breast, was diagnosed as having hydatid cyst as a result of physical examination and radiological imaging methods, and was treated. PMID: 30938140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Patmano M, Çetin DA, Gümüş T, Yavuz Y Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma Due to Hirudotherapy
k S Abstract Pseudolymphoma, also known as Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltration, is a benign but usually chronic, T-cell infiltrating disease with erythematous papules and plaques usually seen on the skin of the face, neck, and back. The use of leech therapy also known as hirudotherapy has increased in recent years. Here, we report a 52-year-old male patient who had undergone hirudotherapy in his neck and developed infiltrating plaques after four months. A skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltration. In parallel with the increasing use of hirudotherapy in recent years, the s...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Temiz SA, Özer İ, Ataseven A, Dursun R, Fındık S Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Small Bite on the Eyelid
ksoy MD PMID: 30938494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Şakru N, Taylan Özkan A, Benian Ö, Aksoy MD Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Kepenek Proposal As A Turkish Name for Fasciola Hepatica
PMID: 30938495 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - March 28, 2019 Category: Parasitology Authors: Umur Ş Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of Picogreen and Sytox Orange Stains in Quantitative Analysis of Extracellular Trap Formed against Toxoplasma gondii in Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes from Sheep.
CONCLUSION: There was a statistically significant difference at 30 min incubation time. This difference may be attributed to the staining properties of the dye. Researchers studying in vitro netosis are recommended to use two different extracellular DNA dyes for the quantitative analysis of extracellular DNA formed during short-term incubation. PMID: 30604682 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Atan P, Yıldız K Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Importance of Checking Leishmania Promastigotes Viability in the Proteomics Analysis of Secretions.
CONCLUSION: The present study confirms the importance of flow cytometry using PI in checking the viability of Leishmania promastigotes, especially before the proteomics analysis of the secretions. It also shows that flow cytometry using PI is more sensitive than microscopic method using TB. PMID: 30604683 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Rashidi S, Kalantar K, Rostamzadeh D, Hatam G Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of Reproduction Densities in Different Liquid Media of Trypanosoma cruzi and Cryopreservation.
CONCLUSION: Thus, the selection of RPMI-1640 medium, followed by M199 and SIM media would be appropriate when studying T. cruzi epimastigotes. Studies using epimastigotes should be planned for up to 18 days and for those using amastigotes, it would be appropriate to plan the studies after the 18th day. Moreover, T. cruzi can be cryopreserved with 15% DMSO and stored for a long time in liquid nitrogen. PMID: 30604684 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Özbilgin A, Kaya T, Çavuş İ, Yıldırım A, Özpınar N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Prevalance of Blastocystosis among Patients with Gastrointestinal and Dermatologic Complaints and Effects of Blastocystis spp. Density on Symptomatology.
CONCLUSION: 75.92% and 76.46% of the patients with GIS and dermatological complaints had medium to dense parasite densities in their stool samples respectively. This suggests a positive correlation between parasite density and GIS and dermatologic symptomatology. PMID: 30604685 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Tunalı V, Öztürk EA, Ünver A, Turgay N Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

The Importance of Checking Leishmania Promastigotes Viability in the Proteomics Analysis of Secretions.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The study was conducted to detect the prevalence of haemoprotozoan parasites in the domestic and wild pigeons in Niğde province. METHODS: The study material included a total of 216 pigeons, which comprised 105 domestic (55 females, 50 males) and 111 wild (53 females, 58 males) pigeons belonging to Niğde province. Smears were prepared using the blood collected from the vena cutanea ulnaris of the pigeons and then examined for the presence of haemoprotozoan parasites under a light microscope using immersion objective. RESULTS: The microscopic examination of the smears showed that 107 ...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Karatepe B, Karatepe M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

In-vitro Anthelmintic Effects of Aqueous and Ethanolic Extracts of Marrubium vulgare Leaves Against Bovine Digestive Strongyles.
CONCLUSION: The findings of the present study showed that AE and EE of M. vulgare leaves have a potential anthelmintic activity on eggs and larvae of bovine strongyles parasites in vitro. PMID: 30604687 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Moussouni L, Benhanifia M, Ayad A Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Alternative Staining Method for Four Parasites that are Difficult to Identify through Direct Inspection.
CONCLUSION: Although the alternative method is slightly inferior to the classical fixation/staining method, it seems to be a good option with respect to the process time. PMID: 30604688 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Öncel K Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

A Research about Flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Infestation on Domestic Cats and Dogs in Winter Months, from Antalya, Turkey.
CONCLUSION: This research showed that infestation with fleas should be monitored and controlled in both cats and dogs during winter months as well. PMID: 30604689 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Coşkun G, Çetin H Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Molecular Identification and Clinicopathological Findings of Hepatozoon sp. Infection in a Cat: First Report from Turkey.
Abstract Hepatozoon is a genus of protozoa belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa. Ticks are the vectors for the members of this genus. The protozoans infect a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The domestic and wild felids are also susceptible to Hepatozoon infection. A five-year-old female cat was presented to the Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Animal Hospital, with a 1-month history of inappetence and weight loss. In a physical examination, weakness, depression, anorexia, lymphadenopathy, icteric mucous membranes, abdominal distension, and fever were detected. Labo...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Tuna GE, Bakırcı S, Dinler C, Battal G, Ulutaş B Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Dentostomella translucida (Gerbil Pinworm) Infection in Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones Unguiculatus) Schulz and Krepkorgorskaja, 1932.
il; T Abstract The popularity of Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) as pets as well as experimental animals is continuously increasing. Mongolian gerbils are the main natural hosts of the nematode Dentostomella translucida, also referred to as pinworm, threadworm, or seatworm. D. translucida (Oxyuridae) was recently detected in the necropsy of a gerbil housed at the experimental animal production center of Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Mongolian gerbils are the main natural hosts of D. translucida, also referred to as pinworm. During necropsy in this animal, 26 parasites were col...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - December 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Ayan A, Pekağırbaş M, Aypak S, Karagenç T Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Assessment of Entomological Remains from Soil Samples Collected from a Pig (Sus scrofa domestica) Carcass Decomposition Site after 13 Years.
CONCLUSION: Our results show that soil samples still harbor entomological specimens after 13 years. This study, to the best of our knowledge, was the first of its kind in Turkey. Forensically, important insects and their remains may be identified in the soil long time after the corpse is buried. Consequently, cold cases may be solved using insects. PMID: 30270844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 24, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Açıkgöz HN, Ilgıt EE, Taleb M Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

Toxoplasma gondii IgG Seroprevalence in Patients with HIV/AIDS.
CONCLUSION: In our study, high seronegativity was remarkable in MSM patients, particularly those who were highly educated, thus emphasizing the importance of prevention of primary infection in seronegative patients; necessity of prophylaxis in appropriate patients due to encephalitis, which has a high mortality rate and almost always develops after a latent infection; and necessity of screening for toxoplasmosis seropositivity at the time of diagnosis. PMID: 30280690 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology)
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - September 1, 2018 Category: Parasitology Authors: Şenoğlu S, Yeşilbağ Z, Altuntaş Aydın Ö, Kumbasar Karaosmanoğlu H, Kart Yaşar K Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research