Special Issue on Parasitology

Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Berna Hamamci
      Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, ‎Hatay, Turkey
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    • Güneş Açikgöz
      Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, ‎Hatay, Turkey
    • Abdullah Dadak
      Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, ‎Hatay, Turkey
    • İlyas Küçük
      Hatay Vocational School of Health Services,Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, ‎Hatay, Turkey
  • Introduction

    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

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijimmunology.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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