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Detection of Acanthamoeba spp. from dust phenomenon in Ilam Province, West Iran

(2019) Detection of Acanthamoeba spp. from dust phenomenon in Ilam Province, West Iran. Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1217-8950 (Print) 1217-8950 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30835134

Abstract

In recent years, increasing dust phenomenon in the west of Iran has led to social, economic, and health concerns. This study aimed to represent the existence and genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. in dust phenomenon in Ilam Province, Iran. In this study, 55 dust samples were collected and by targeting the diagnostic fragment 3 region of the 18S rRNA gene, the genotypes were determined. Utilizing the tolerance ability test, the pathogenic potential of all positive isolates was also recognized. Eighteen samples of Acanthamoeba (32.7) were detected in the sampling areas. According to sequencing analysis, the isolates related to T4 (77.7) and T2 (22.3) genotypes were reported. It was revealed by thermo- and osmotolerance tests in which six strains are extremely pathogenic. To our knowledge, the pathogenic Acanthamoeba was potentially isolated initially from dust phenomenon in Ilam Province. Thus, these strains are probably highly virulent, and dusts are possible sources of Acanthamoeba infection in humans.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Ilam Iran dust genotyping
Page Range: pp. 1-10
Journal or Publication Title: Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Journal Index: Pubmed
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1556/030.66.2019.011
ISSN: 1217-8950 (Print) 1217-8950 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2305

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