The Effect of Proton Pump Inhibitor Usage on the Incidence of Blastocystis sp

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Hizaler E. , Senol V., ÇETİNKAYA Ü., Sahin I.

KONURALP TIP DERGISI, vol.10, no.1, pp.88-93, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18521/ktd.295468
  • Title of Journal : KONURALP TIP DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-93


Objective: Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common intestinal system protozoa in humans and it is infected with contaminated water and food through fecal-oral pathway. It is known that the proton pump inhibitors (PPI), which are commonly used in gastrointestinal system diseases, increase pH of the stomach. This study was aimed to investigate the effect of PPI usage on the incidence of Blastocystis sp..