Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis infections in Turkey.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis infections in Turkey.},
  author={Mustafa Gorkem Ozyurt and Ozg{\"u}r Kurt and K{\aa}re M\olbak and Henrik Vedel Nielsen and Tunçer Haznedaroğlu and Christen Rune Stensvold},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  volume={57 3},
Blastocystis is a very common unicellular intestinal parasite of ubiquitous occurrence. In order to describe the molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis infections in Turkey, 87 isolates from 69 symptomatic and 18 asymptomatic individuals were sequenced. Sequence data were phylogenetically analyzed and statistically tested against unmodifiable risk factors such as gender and age. Blastocystis-positive males were complaining mainly of gastroenteritis, whereas dyspepsia was the chief complaint… CONTINUE READING


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