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Cyclospora cayetanensis, Opportunistic Protozoan Parasite, in Van Province, Turkey: A Report of Seven Cases
1 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016; 40: 166-168
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4572
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Key Words: Cyclosporiosis, Van, Turkey
Abstract

The aim of this study is to report seven Cyclospora cayetanensis (C.cayetanensis) cases determined in Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty Parasitology Laboratory, Van province, Turkey. In the study native-Lugol, formalin-ethyl acetate and modified acid-fast staining methods were performed to stool samples of the patients sent from outpatient clinics of the hospital. All of the patients infected with C. cayetanensis were older than 15 years. In our cases there were not a history of international travel. Only one of our seven cases was immunosuppressed. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (160/800 mg) was administered for the treatment of the patient. In conclusion, it was understood that the physicians should consider cyclosporiosis in the patients with diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

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