Lipid Peroxidation Level in Patients with BlastocystosisEser Kılıç*, Süleyman Yazar**, Recep Saraymen*.
Aim: To investigate the oxidative stress hypothesis in patients infected with Blastocystis hominis.
Method: Serum malondialdehyde concentration activity was measured in 52 patients who were positive for
intestinal parasite of Blastocystis hominis. Scores were obtained for the positives and their age-and sex-matched 60
Blastocystis hominis negative healthy controls. For comparison of two groups of continuous variables, independent
samples t-test was used.
Results: There were no significant difference between malondialdehyde levels of patients with Blastocystis and
control group both for females (p>0.05) and males (p>0.05). In addition, in the patient and control group, no
correlation was found between age and malondialdehyde levels (p>0.05) both in females and males.
Conclusion: No change was observed in malondialdehyde levels in the patients with Blastocystis compared to
Key Words: Blastocystis Hominis, Malondialdehyde