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Two Imported Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Cases in Şanlıurfa

Koray Öncel, Ahmet Şahin, Fatih Esmer,

In a 2017 data of World Health Organisation, malaria is still an important medical health care problem by threatening 217 million people and causing 435 thousand deaths. In our country, as a result of successful eradication programmes, any domestic cases were not encountered; however, approximately 200 import cases were seen ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):153-156]

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Epidemiology of Intestinal Parasites in a University Hospital in Northern Cyprus: A 4-year Retrospective Experience

Emrah Güler, Kaya Süer,

<h4>Objective</h4>Intestinal parasitic infections (IPI) are considered as one of the most important public health problems that cause morbidity and mortality. For this reason, to determine their prevalence it is critical for prevention. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites.<h4>Methods</h4>In our study, a total of 4.957 patients registered ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):128-132]

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In vitro Anti-Leishmanial Activity of Essential Oils Extracted from Plants Growing in Northern Cyprus Against Leishmania tropica

Emrah Güler, Ahmet Özbilgin, İbrahim Çavuş, Buket Baddal, İlker Etikan, K. Hüsnü Can Başer, Tamer Şanlıdağ,

<h4>Objective</h4>Natural plant products are considered as a source of novel and effective compounds for the treatment of leishmaniasis. In this study, the <i>in vitro</i> activities of essential oils obtained from <i>Origanum dubium</i> (OD), <i>Origanum majorana</i> (OM), <i>Salvia fruticosa</i> (SF) and <i>Laurus nobilis</i> (LN) plants in Northern Cyprus were investigated against ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):101-107]

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Gingival Myiasis on Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Turkey: A Case Report

Banuçiçek Yücesan, Cahit Babür, Nafiye Koç, Selçuk Kılıç,

Myiasis is a disease caused by tissue invasion of diptera larvae and eggs. Oral myiasis is mostly related to old age, poor oral hygiene, suppurative lesions, anatomical disorders and cancer cases. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is an important risk factor for myiasis. This report presents the case of an ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):160-163]

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Factors Affecting the Prevalence of House Dust Mite in Tekirdağ and İstanbul Provinces in Comparison with House Dust Mite Population of Sivas Province During the Same Period

Ahmet Duran Ataş, Berna Baysal Bakay, Hakan Bakay, Derya Gül Gülpınar,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to examine the frequency of house dust mite according to various variables and determine the house dust mite population in these provinces in house dust samples collected in the same period from İstanbul and Tekirdağ provinces, which is located on the coastal part of the Marmara Region, ... Read more >>

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Parasitic Appendicitis in 14.797 Cases: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Serdar Gümüş, Nilgün Söğütçü,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to determine the frequency of <i>Enterobius vermicularis</i> in appendectomy specimens and evaluate the histopathological characteristics of adult and pediatric cases with <i>E. vermicularis</i> infection.<h4>Methods</h4>Appendectomies examined from 1 January 2010, to 1 December 2020, were analysed retrospectively. Cases were divided into two groups: under 18 years (children) and ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):113-116]

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Expression of Hexokinase in the Proteome Profile of Leishmania major and Crithidia

Mohammadreza Karimazar, Qasem Asgari, Sajad Rashidi, Mostafa Rezaei Tavirani, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian,

<h4>Objective</h4>The relationship between drug resistance and the expression of hexokinase (HK) has been indicated in leishmaniasis. According to the prolonged treatment period in cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) patients co-infected with <i>Crithidia</i> in Iran, this study aims to investigate the expression of HK in the proteome of <i>Leishmania major</i> and <i>Crithidia</i> using ... Read more >>

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Lichen Planus Due to Hirudotherapy

Munise Daye, Begüm Işık, Fahriye Kılınç,

Lichen planus is a traumatic (koebner positive), chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease affecting the oral and genital mucosa, scalp and nails. The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of medical leeches for therapeutic purposes (hirudotherapy) in 2004 to ensure flap nutrition in plastic surgery. A 34-year-old male patient was ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):149-152]

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Investigating the Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in Immunocompromised Patients in Bushehr Province, Southwest Iran: A Conventional and Molecular Study

Ali Heydari, Gholamreza Hatam, Moradali Fouladvand, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Afshin Barazesh,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to determine the status of intestinal parasitic infections in immunocompromised patients in Bushehr province, southwest Iran by conventional and molecular methods.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 201 stool samples were collected from kidney transplant recipients, AIDS patients and patients under chemotherapy. Samples were collected from healthy people ... Read more >>

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Characterisation of the Leishmania donovani/L. infantum Hybrid Isolated from an Autochothonous Kala-Azar Patient: Preliminary Results of an In Vivo Model

Özgür Kurt, Nesteren Mansur Özen, Elif Merve Aydın, Deniz Ece Kaya, Cavit Kerem Kayhan, Sinem Öktem Okullu, Ümit İnce, Fadile Yıldız Zeyrek,

<h4>Objective</h4>In the present study, preliminary outcomes of the <i>in vivo</i> assessment of a <i>Leishmania donovani/L. infantum</i> hybrid isolated from a hospitalised patient with visceral leishmaniasis in Manisa and identified through analysis of the <i>Leishmania</i>-specific <i>ITS-1, hsp70</i> and <i>cpb</i> gene regions are presented in comparison with reference strains of <i>L. donovani</i> ... Read more >>

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Concomitant Presence of Hydatid Cyst and Colorectal Liver Metastasis

Jurica Zedelj, Igor Petrovic, Goran Pavlek, Trpimir Moric, Marijan Romic, Hrvoje Silovski, Renata Romic, Ivan Romic,

A 65-year-old man, with signs of acute colon obstruction, was diagnosed with rectal tumour and liver hydatid cyst. Additionally, a focal liver lesion in segment 1 was detected. Moreover, physical examination revealed hepatomegaly and abdominal distension. Thus, rectal resection and small liver lesion biopsy was performed. Serological and pathohistological analyses ... Read more >>

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Economic Importance of Hydatid Cyst in Slaughtered Cattle of Muğla Province

Mehmet Acıöz, Faruk Bozkaya, Hazal Zorzoban, Ali İhsan Yılmaz,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence, seasonal distribution and economic effects of hydatid cyst infection in slaughtered cattle of Muğla province.<h4>Methods</h4>Data from the 2019 records of the Muğla Metropolitan Municipal Abattoir were studied retrospectively. Both direct and indirect calculation methods were used to determine the economic losses ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(2):117-120]

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Comparative Gene Expression Profiles of Leishmania major and Leishmania infantum Promastigotesa

Özlem Ulusan Bağcı, Aygül Sadıqova, Ayşe Caner,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to determine the differences between the gene expression profiles of <i>Leismania major</i> and <i>Leishmania infantum</i> promastigotes through comparative analysis of gene expressions.<h4>Methods</h4>Cell culture of <i>L. major</i> (MHOM/IL/80) and <i>L. infantum</i> (MHOM/MA/67/ITMAP/263) cell lines was performed. Afterwards, total RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis were performed and fold changes ... Read more >>

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First Recorded Felicola (Suricatoecus) vulpis (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) Infestation in a Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Turkey

Gökhan Eren, Ali Tümay Gürler, Elif Burcu Gençay Topçu, Tuğçe Tuygun, Mustafa Açıcı,

Ectoparasite infestation was detected in a macroscopic examination of a red fox (<i>Vulpes vulpes</i>) that was brought dead to the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ondokuz Mayıs University Collected tick, lice and flea samples were preserved in 70% alcohol. It was determined in microscopic examination that tick samples ... Read more >>

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Prevalence of Sarcoptes scabiei in Patients with Suspected scabies

Ahmet Yücel, Mustafa Yılmaz,

<h4>Objective</h4>Scabies is caused by an ectoparasite called <i>Sarcoptes scabiei</i> (<i>S. scabiei</i>), which penetrates the epidermis through skin folds and burrows in the stratum corneum, following the development of tunnels (sillion). The disease is specifically characterised by keratosis, allergy and itching that increases at night-time. This study aimed to investigate the ... Read more >>

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Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum and Besnoitia besnoiti in Cattle in Oğuzlar Region

Dilek Kula, Sami Gökpınar,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of <i>Neospora caninum</i> and <i>Besnoitia besnoiti</i> in cattle in the Oğuzlar district of Çorum province.<h4>Methods</h4>Venous blood samples were collected from the <i>vena jugularis</i> of 100 cattle in the Oğuzlar region and stored into anticoagulant-free tubes. Serum samples were examined with commercial c-ELISA kits ... Read more >>

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Toxoplasmosis and Neuropsychological Effects

Melodi Inceboz, Tonay Inceboz,

<i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is an intracellular protozoan parasite. Approximately 30% of the global population is infected by <i>T. gondii</i>. In chronically infected individuals, the parasite resides in tissue cysts, especially in the brain. There is a growing interest in the role of parasitologic agents in the causation of neuropsychological disorders. In ... Read more >>

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[2021, 45(1):49-55]

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Comparative Evaluation of the Efficacy of Indirect Hemagglutination Test and Radiological Methods in the Pre-diagnosis of Cystic Echinococcosis

Fatma Esenkaya Taşbent, Burcu Yağcı, Cengiz Kadıyoran, Mehmet Sinan İyisoy,

<h4>Objective</h4>Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a common public health concern in Turkey. In this study, we investigated the agreement between the results of radiological imaging methods and serological tests through a 5-year retrospective evaluation in patients admitted to a university hospital with a suspicion of CE so as to determine the ... Read more >>

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Giant Brain Hydatid Cyst in an Adult: A New Case Report

Kazem Ghaemi, Mohamad Ali Masoudifar, Marouf Mehdi, Rahmat Solgi, Amir Tavakoli Kareshk,

Cystic echinococcosis is an important zoonotic disease that occurs in humans and mammals in general, which causes considerable economic loss and poses health concerns in different parts of the world. The patient involved in this case report was a 28-year old man living in Birjand city who had been suffering ... Read more >>

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Temperature and Time Dependent Variations in Anti-Toxoplasma gondii Antibody Titrations in Serum Samples

Emine Çoban, Ali Ahmet Kilimcioğlu,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to determine the temperature- and time-dependent variations in the anti-<i>Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii)</i> antibody titres in serum samples collected from <i>T. gondii</i>-infected patients.<h4>Methods</h4>During May 2017-February 2018, five serum samples (stored at different time periods and conditions) from pregnant or non-pregnant women aged ≥18 years who were infected ... Read more >>

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Prevalence of Liver Hydatidosis and Its Economic Significance in Sheep Slaughtered in a Private Abattoir in Konya

Uğur Uslu, Abdullah Küçükyağlıoğlu, Bayram Şenlik,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to determine the prevalence of liver hydatidosis in sheep slaughtered in a private slaughterhouse in Konya and to estimate the economic loss incurred because of the disease.<h4>Methods</h4>The study was conducted over a period of 12 months between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019. Given that the ... Read more >>

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Frequency Distribution of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Central Region of Iran

Jamshid Ayatollahi, Zahra Aghaee, Aliakbar Tajfiruzeh, Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi,

<h4>Objective</h4>Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease and one of the most widespread diseases in our country. This illness is a significant public health concern in most Iranian provinces. Therefore, it is necessary to study the prevalence and identification of new sources of this problem in many regions of Iran. The ... Read more >>

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Evaluation of Orally Administered Anthelmintic Treatment Options for Dentostomella translucida in Naturally Infected Mongolian Gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

Süleyman Aypak, Cavit Kum, Metin Pekağırbaş, Adnan Ayan, Tülin Karagenç,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of eprinomectin, moxidectin and fenbendazole for treating <i>Dentostomella translucida</i> infections in naturally infected Mongolian gerbils (<i>Meriones unguiculatus</i>).<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 28 gerbils were placed in individually numbered cages to determine the individual animal parasite load. Eggs per gram (EPG) counts were used to estimate ... Read more >>

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Unilateral Phthiriasis Palpebrarum: A Case Study

Hümeyra Yıldırım Can, Nihan Çeken,

Phthiriasis palpebrarum is a rare eyelid infestation caused by <i>Phthirus pubis</i> (pubic lice) that is often confused with other causes of blepharoconjunctivitis. In this study, we report the case of a 49-year-old male patient with phthiriasis palpebrarum who presented with itching and eye irritation in the left eye and had ... Read more >>

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