The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

Parasitic Infections

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Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Fasciola hepatica in the Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Obstructive Jaundice and Eosinophilia

Necati Mumcu and others

Although Fasciola hepatica infects sheep and cattle, it can sometimes be an accidental host in humans. Clinically, fever, abdominal pain, intermittent jaundice, intrahepatic cystic abscess, eosinophilic cholecystitis, and extrahepatic cholecystitis are seen most frequently. The diagnosis can be made by serology or by clinical improvement (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2020

First Presentation of the Complete Infection Cycle of Visceralizing Leishmania infantum/ donovani Hybrid Strain in Turkey: The Host, Reservoir and Vector

Ahmet Özbilgin and others

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a widespread infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system which is mostly caused by Leishmania infantum (L. infantum) and L. donovani in the Old World. The disease is endemic in many parts of the world, and estimated cases of VL have reached 300,000 globally with a high rate of HIV co-infection, and over Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

Identification and assemblage types of Giardia duodenalis from patients in Thrace, Turkey

Şadiye Kaplan Küçük and others

The genus Giardia includes six species based on the morphological features of trophozoite and cyst forms. Of these, Giardia varani is found from water monitor Varanus salvator, while Giardia agilis, Giardia ardeae and Giardia psittaci, Giardia microti and Giardia muris, and Giardia duodenalis from amphibians, birds, rodents, and mammals, respectively. Giardia duodenalis (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

The effectiveness of the Culture for Dientamoeba fragilis from the Stool

Özgür Kurt and others

Dientamoeba fragilis is an intestinal protozoon classified among the flagellates inhabiting in the caecum and colonic lumen of humans. It has long been regarded as a commensal microorganism until when clinical reports indicate its association with gastrointestinal and dermatological case. Laboratory diagnosis of D. fragilis infections has long been limited to (...) Read More