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Prostitutes are an important group for the transmission of a number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) all over the world. Infection with T. vaginalis is one of the most common. In this study, the incidence and diagnostic procedures for Trichomonas vaginalis infection as one of the sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) have been studied. In legal(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a disease with high fatality. To demonstrate the effectiveness of ribavirin against CCHF. The first group of 21 patients received ribavirin within 4 days of the onset of symptoms (early use of ribavirin, EUR); the second group of 20 patients received ribavirin ≥5 days after the onset of the symptoms of the disease(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB), the most dangerous form of TB, remains a public health problem, particularly in developing countries. In the differential diagnosis of intracranial tuberculomas (ICTs), images on radiological findings should be differentiated from other causes of space-occupying lesions. These lesions include malignant(More)
Enteroviruses are the most common pathogens identified in infants hospitalized for suspected aseptic meningitis. Rapid detection of enterovirus infection is essential in taking the decision for treatment with antiviral agents and applying infection control measures in hospitalized pediatric patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of(More)
FASTPlaqueTB (Biotec Laboratories Ltd., Ipswich, UK) is a rapid test which utilizes bacteriophage amplification technology for the detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical specimens. We evaluated performance of the FASTPlaqueTB test by comparing with BACTEC 460 TB culture system (Becton Dickinson Co., Maryland, USA), polymerase chain(More)
PCR is a rapid, sensitive and accurate method for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori from gastric biopsy specimens. In our study, 104 gastric tissue specimens from symptomatic adult patients were examined by staining, culture, PCR and nested PCR methods for detection of H. pylori. According to our results, positivity was achieved in 24% (25/104)(More)
Three pediatric and two adult Turkish patients with Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) induced hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) were admitted to Ondokuz Mayis University Hospital, which is in the Middle Black Sea Region of Turkey. All of them had remarkable hemophagocytosis in the bone marrow with severe bleeding symptoms along with the other known(More)
Macrolide resistance in group A beta hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) have been reported with increasing frequency from various geographic regions in the world, and for the respective treatment alternatives and epidemiologic studies, macrolide resistance rates and phenotypes have been determined. In this study erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe a patient, 7-month-old child with ventriculoperitoneal shunts for hydrocephalus with ventriculitis caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Two ventriculoperitoneal shunts were inserted just after birth and on the second month. On the sixth month, both shunts were removed because of dysfunction, and(More)
The prevalence of Cryptosporidium sp. was investigated in fecal specimens from 106 patients with neoplasia and diarrhea (74 females, 32 males) by using Ziehl-Neelsen and Giemsa stains. Oocystic forms of Cryptosporidium sp. were found in 18 (17%) of these patients. No oocystic form of Cryptosporidium sp. was detected in the control group of 60 patients with(More)