Purpose: In our study, the prevalence of Cyclospora cayatenensis was investigated molecularly in patients with gastrointestinal complaints.
Method: Seventy patients with gastrointestinal system complaints were included in the study. Nested PCR was applied to all samples taken from patients.
Results: In this study, 70 stool samples taken from the patients with gastrointestinal system complaints and sent to the parasitology laboratory of Ordu University Faculty of Medicine were examined molecularly for Cyclospora cayatenensis and of the 70 samples, 25 (35.7%) were found to be positive.
Conclusion: The high rates determined from the patient samples and the environmental samples with the studies suggest that this parasite may be the cause of an epidemic in the future. Especially diarrhea patients, water and food samples should be evaluated in terms of coccidian protozoa like Cyclospora.
|Subjects||Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Published Date||Aralık 2018|
|Journal Section||Medical Science Research Articles|
|Publication Date||December 29, 2018|
|Published in Issue||Year 2018, Volume 40Issue 4|