International Journal of Immunology

Special Issue

Parasitology

  • Submission Deadline: Feb. 25, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Berna Hamamci
About This Special Issue
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is clinically the most significant among the microsporidia causing chronic diarrhea, wasting and cholangitis in human with immunodeficiency virus/AIDS. In diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis; light microscopy, electron microscopy (TEM) and fluorescent microscope are used extensively. Microscopy with Calcofluor, Modified Trichrome and Acid-Fast Trichrome are standard diagnostic tests for microsporidiosis but doesn’t allow species identification. In research laboratories, species specific tests such as monoclonal antibody test and PCR are used for detection of E. bieneusi.
In this investigation totally 140 samples from different patient groups (have received a diagnosis of cancer, bone marrow transplant, patients suffering from growth retardation, itching, dermatitis, urticarial and ulcerative colitis) and together with 40 samples from two different control groups (patient have gastrointestinal symptoms without chronic disease and healthy volunteers) were examined. Consequently 180 stool samples taken from patients and control groups were investigated with immunoflourescent, conventional and molecular diagnostic methods.
In this study; 40.7% Microsporidia spp. and 12.1% E. bieneusi were found positive in patient groups; 35% Microsporidia spp. and 5% E. bieneusi were found positive in healthy control group; 60% Microsporidia spp. and 15% E. bieneusi were found positive in control group with only gastrointestinal complaints. According to these results; there is no statistically important difference between patient and control groups (p>0.05).

Aims and Scope:

  1. Medical Parasitology
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Medical laboratory applications
  4. Microsporidia
  5. Molecular methods
  6. Immunology
Lead Guest Editor
  • Berna Hamamci

    Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey

Guest Editors
  • Nayara I. Medeiros

    Cellular and Molecular Immunology, René Rachou Institute - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

  • Güneş Açikgöz

    Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey

  • Abdullah Dadak

    Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey

  • İlyas Küçük

    Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey

  • Mário Cézar De Oliveira

    Department of Biomedical Science, Uberlândia Federal University, Uberlândia, Brazil

  • Vahid Raissi

    Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Published Articles
  • Relationship Between Parasitic Infections in Diabetic Patients and the Importance of Raman Spectroscopy in Determining Parasites at Molecular Level

    Berna Hamamci , Gunes Acikgoz

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 41-46
    Received: Dec. 03, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2019
    Published: Dec. 25, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.iji.20190704.12
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    Abstract: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder of protein, carbohydrate and fat. Insulin secretion, insulin action, or both cause to diabetes mellitus. According to the World Health Organization, the number of diabetic patients in the world is around 200 million and it is stated that this number will reach 300 million in 2025. Parasitic diseases ar... Show More