Epidemiological and Diagnostic Features of Blastocystis Infection in Symptomatic Patients in Izmir Province, Turkey


DAĞCI H. , Kurt O., DEMIREL M., MANDIRACIOĞLU A. , AYDEMIR S., Saz U. , ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, vol.9, no.4, pp.519-529, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-529
  • Keywords: Blastocystis, Prevalence, Subtype, Pathogenicity, Turkey, IN-VITRO CULTIVATION, HOMINIS, IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION, PREVALENCE, PCR

Abstract

Background: The aims of this study were to identify Blastocystis subtypes (STs) in a cohort of Turkish patients with various gastrointestinal symptoms using a novel Real Time PCR method developed recently for Blastocystis detection and assess the relationship between Blastocystis STs and patient symptoms.