Parasitic Infections

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Case Report / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Crusted (Norwegian) Scabies in a Malnourished Geriatric Patient with Dementia

Zehra Çağla Karakoç and others

Crusted scabies, also called Norwegian scabies, was first described in Norway in the middle of the 19th century. It is a highly contagious and rare form of scabies. Patients who are elderly, immunocompromised, malnourished, or have neurologic conditions that prevent them from itching are at greater risk. 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 2, AUGUST 2019

Multiple Nodular Lesions in Spleen and Liver in Visceral Leishmaniasis

Selda Sayın Kutlu and others

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is one of the important life-threatening infectious diseases worldwide. The highest prevalence of VL is in Brazil, East Africa and in South-East Asia, with an estimate of 50,000 to 90,000 new cases each year. VL is an anthroponotic and zoonotic disease. While [...] 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