Gürol Emekdaş

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Viral agents are the most common causes of childhood gastroenteritis over the world. Rotaviruses, the main causative agents of viral gastroenteritis in infant and young children, are followed by other viruses, namely adenoviruses, astroviruses, noroviruses and caliciviruses. The aims of this study were to determine the frequencies of rotavirus, adenovirus(More)
Among the vector-borne flaviviruses, West Nile virus (WNV), tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and Dengue virus (DENV) constitute the most frequently-observed pathogens with significant public health impact in endemic regions throughout the globe. This seroepidemiological study was undertaken to investigate human exposure to DENV, WNV and TBEV, as well as(More)
SEN virus is a recently discovered DNA virus, and eight genotypes (A to H) were detected by phylogenetic analysis. Genotype D (SENV-D) and H (SENV-H) are thought to be associated in the etiology of post-transfusion hepatitis. Although no strong association was revealed between liver pathology and SEN virus, the viral replication in hepatocytes and(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a complicated disease in which biological, socioeconomical and environmental factors play role. Since only 10% of the individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis develop active disease, it has been suggested that host genetic factors may influence the risk for the development of TB. In this study, we aimed to investigate the(More)
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) found frequently in tap water and environment cause important opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify non-tuberculous mycobacteria in soil, raw milk and water distribution system samples in Mersin (a province located at Mediterranean region of Turkey). A(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Helicobacter pylori infection has a high prevalence and is considered an important health problem in Turkey. Unfortunately, an effective treatment has not yet been found for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, at least in our country. Standard therapies recommended for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori have failed in the(More)
This study investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), a natural bee-produced compound, and compared it with corticosteroids in the treatment of experimentally induced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) endophthalmitis in addition to intravitreal antibiotics. An experimental endophthalmitis model(More)
Twenty-four Yersinia ruckeri strains isolated from farmed rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), in Mersin Province (Turkey) were investigated for phenotypic and genetic homogeneity by conventional microbiological techniques, the ID32GN system and arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (AP-PCR). All isolates displayed phenotypic and genetic(More)
The vaccine strain Mycobacterium bovis BCG may lead to disseminated infection in patients with immune deficiency. In this report a patient who developed fatal disseminated tuberculosis caused by M. bovis BCG strain was presented. One year old male patient with the previous history of recurrent lower respiratory tract infection, was admitted to the hospital(More)
This study was aimed to isolate and identify Mycobacterium bovis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species in raw milk samples from cattles and to compare the diagnostic performance of the methods used for that purpose. A total of 145 raw milk samples from cattles were collected from five villages in Mersin province (located on Mediterrenean region of(More)