[first report of three culture confirmed human lyme cases in turkey].lyme disease which is caused by the spirochete borrelia burgdorferi, is a multisystemic disease that involves skin, joints, cardiovascular and central nervous system, leading to chronic inflammatory response and late complications. first lyme cases have been reported after 1990's in turkey and the spirochete was isolated from the tick vectors. in this case series three human lyme cases confirmed with not only serological tests but also growth in barbour-stoenner-kelly medium were presented for t ...201020455410
[evaluation of 10 cases of lyme disease presenting with erythema migrans in istanbul, turkey].lyme disease (ld) is a tick-borne, multisystemic infection caused by borrelia burgdorferi. although variable rates of seropositivity for b.burgdorferi have been reported between 2% to 44% in turkey, its actual prevalence is not well-understood. the aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the characteristics of 10 cases of ld presenting as erythema migrans (em) between 2009 and 2013 from istanbul which is one of the metropolitan cities of turkey. of the patients, five were male and five w ...201526649410
borrelia turcica sp. nov., isolated from the hard tick hyalomma aegyptium in turkey.previously, a novel, fast-growing spirochaete was isolated from the hard tick hyalomma aegyptium, which infests tortoises (testudo graeca), by using barbour-stoenner-kelly (bsk) ii medium; the tick samples were taken from the istanbul area in northwestern turkey [güner et al. (2003). microbiology 149, 2539-2544]. here is presented a detailed characterization of the spirochaete. electron microscopy revealed that strain ist7t is morphologically similar to other spirochaetes of the genus borrelia a ...200415388724
a novel, fast-growing borrelia sp. isolated from the hard tick hyalomma aegyptium in turkey.a novel, fast-growing spirochaete was isolated from the hard tick hyalomma aegyptium (family ixodidae, subfamily metastriata) using barbour-stoenner-kelly (bsk) ii medium. tick samples were taken during the summer of 2000 from the istanbul area in northwestern turkey. sixty-seven of 153 adults (44%) and 72 of 185 nymphs (39%) were infected with the novel spirochaete, whereas none of the 20 larvae examined were infected. the optimal growth temperature of the spirochaete in bsk ii medium was 34-37 ...200312949178
molecular detection of anaplasma phagocytophilum and borrelia burgdorferi in ixodes ricinus ticks from istanbul metropolitan area and rural trakya (thrace) region of north-western turkey.we demonstrated the presence of the agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (hga), anaplasma phagocytophilum, and the agent of lyme borreliosis, borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in north-western turkey. a total of 241 questing ixodes ricinus adult ticks were sampled by flagging from recreational parks of the asiatic and european sides of the heavily populated istanbul metropolitan area and rural forests of kirklareli located in the thrace region in 2008. both tick-borne pathogens were detected ...201121771542
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