Kosta Y Mumcuoglu

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Affiliation: The Hebrew University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Immune response in demodicosis
    O E Akilov
    Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology Hospital Aesthetics, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:440-4. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between human demodicosis and HLA class I
    O E Akilov
    Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology Hospital Aesthetics, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:70-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial properties of whole body extracts and haemolymph of Lucilia sericata maggots
    L Huberman
    Clinical Microbiology Unit, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Wound Care 16:123-7. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Head louse infestations: the "no nit" policy and its consequences
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Dermatol 45:891-6. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Repellency of citronella for head lice: double-blind randomized trial of efficacy and safety
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:756-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of HLA A2 and Cw2 in the pathogenesis of human demodicosis
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Dermatology 210:109-14. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Argasid ticks as possible vectors of West Nile virus in Israel
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:65-71. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint [Physicians' knowledge in Israel on the biology and control of head lice]
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Harefuah 147:754-7, 840. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the treatment of scabies infestations in Israel
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:196-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Effective treatment of head louse with pediculicides
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Drugs Dermatol 5:451-2. 2006

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Immune response in demodicosis
    O E Akilov
    Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology Hospital Aesthetics, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:440-4. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the distinguishing features of the immune response to the infestation of the skin by Demodex mites...
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between human demodicosis and HLA class I
    O E Akilov
    Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology Hospital Aesthetics, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
    Clin Exp Dermatol 28:70-3. 2003
    ..In addition, an association between Cw2 and Cw4 alleles in the phenotype of patients with demodicosis and a decrease in the number of natural killer cells was found...
  3. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial properties of whole body extracts and haemolymph of Lucilia sericata maggots
    L Huberman
    Clinical Microbiology Unit, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Wound Care 16:123-7. 2007
    ..To partially characterise maggot-secreted antibacterial substances and determine their range of activity against different bacteria...
  4. ncbi request reprint Head louse infestations: the "no nit" policy and its consequences
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Dermatol 45:891-6. 2006
    ..The policy also results in serious psychological problems for children and their parents. Therefore, the "no nit" policy should be abandoned and alternative ways of examination and treatment for head lice should be found...
  5. ncbi request reprint Repellency of citronella for head lice: double-blind randomized trial of efficacy and safety
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:756-9. 2004
    ..Head lice move easily from head to head. The lack of safe, effective repellents leads to reinfestation...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of HLA A2 and Cw2 in the pathogenesis of human demodicosis
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Dermatology 210:109-14. 2005
    ..It usually affects the face area causing major esthetical problems. The pathogenesis of demodicosis is not fully understood; however, it is quite apparent that immunological mechanisms mediate its development...
  7. ncbi request reprint Argasid ticks as possible vectors of West Nile virus in Israel
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:65-71. 2005
    ..sylviarum, and in one out of 18 pools of D. gallinae, while 63 pools of A. reflexus, 11 of R. sanguineus, and 30 of Hyalomma spec. were negative. The role of mites and ticks in maintaining the endemic state of WNV in Israel is discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Physicians' knowledge in Israel on the biology and control of head lice]
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Harefuah 147:754-7, 840. 2008
    ..Health providers such as physicians, nurses and pharmacists should be knowledgeable about the biology of head lice and the ways to control them effectively, in order to reduce the proportion of children infested with head lice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the treatment of scabies infestations in Israel
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:196-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Effective treatment of head louse with pediculicides
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Drugs Dermatol 5:451-2. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment of scabies infestations
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Parasite 15:248-51. 2008
    ..The biology of the mite, the clinical aspects and diagnosis of scabies infestations as well as the treatment of choice with 5% permethrin dermal cream and the use of scabicides based on other chemical substances are reviewed...
  12. ncbi request reprint [The in vivo pediculicidal efficac of Prioderm Cream Shampoo formulation]
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
    Harefuah 145:474-6, 552. 2006
    ..Over the past 20-25 years, 15-20% of all children in Israel between 4 and 13 years of age have been infested with head lice. This is mainly due to the existence of ineffective pediculicides on the market...
  13. ncbi request reprint International guidelines for effective control of head louse infestations
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Drugs Dermatol 6:409-14. 2007
    ..The no-nit policy, based on the persistence of empty egg cases, is not justified and does more harm than good; therefore, we recommend that it be immediately halted...
  14. ncbi request reprint A case of imported bedbug (Cimex lectularius) infestation in Israel
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School Ein Kerem Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:388-9. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Abundance of house dust mites in relation to climate in contrasting agricultural settlements in Israel
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Med Vet Entomol 13:252-8. 1999
    ..pteronyssinus-antigen (Der p I) were measured during the month of September. A positive correlation between mite numbers and the quantity of Der p I in house dust was found...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevention and treatment of head lice in children
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Paediatr Drugs 1:211-8. 1999
    ..The psychological effect of an infestation with lice is significant and often associated with anxiety and fear. The child should not be made to feel responsible for having lice, or be punished or reprimanded...
  17. ncbi request reprint Louse comb versus direct visual examination for the diagnosis of head louse infestations
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Dermatol 18:9-12. 2001
    ..The direct visual examination technique underestimates active infestation and detects past, nonactive infestations...
  18. doi request reprint Elimination of symbiotic Aeromonas spp. from the intestinal tract of the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, using ciprofloxacin feeding
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:563-7. 2010
    ..Most treated leeches were ready to take a blood meal after treatment, suggesting the possibility of using ciprofloxacin-treated leeches instead of chemoprophylaxis in patients undergoing hirudotherapy...
  19. doi request reprint Effects of blood type and blood handling on feeding success, longevity and egg production in the body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Med Vet Entomol 25:12-6. 2011
    ..Lice fed on rabbit blood took significantly larger amounts of blood, lived longer and laid a higher mean number of eggs per female than lice fed on human blood...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical applications for maggots in wound care
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2:219-27. 2001
    ..It is a simple, efficient, well tolerated and cost-effective tool for the treatment of wounds and ulcers, which do not respond to conventional treatment and surgical intervention...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean spotted fever in Israel: a tick-borne disease
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:44-9. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint The in vivo pediculicidal efficacy of a natural remedy
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:790-3. 2002
    ..Over the past 20-25 years, 15-20% of all children in Israel between 4 and 13 years of age have been infested with head lice. This is mainly due to the existence of ineffective pediculicides on the market...
  23. ncbi request reprint [The treatment of suppurative chronic wounds with maggot debridement therapy]
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Department of Parasitology, Jerusalem, Israel
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 33:307-15. 2009
    ..Studies conducted worldwide have shown that MDT is an effective, simple, quick and cost-effective treatment modality for the chronic wounds, unresponsive to surgical and other conventional methods...
  24. doi request reprint Molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma bovis, Anaplasma platys, Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii and Babesia canis vogeli in ticks from Israel
    S Harrus
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:459-63. 2011
    ..bovis and Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii in Israel. To the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first report describing the detection of DNA of the latter two pathogens in R. sanguineus, and of A. bovis in R. turanicus...
  25. pmc Spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected from wild animals in Israel
    Avi Keysary
    Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:919-23. 2011
    ..The epidemiology and ecology of SFGR in Israel appear to be more complicated than was previously believed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Body louse remains found in textiles excavated at Masada, Israel
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, The S F Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 40:585-7. 2003
    ..The comparison of the tarsus of this specimen with the legs of present day third instar nymphs of body and head lice revealed that the leg found within the archaeological debris belongs to a body louse...
  27. ncbi request reprint Detection of living Sarcoptes scabiei larvae by reflectance mode confocal microscopy in the skin of a patient with crusted scabies
    Assi Levi
    Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School, Department of Dermatology, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Biomed Opt 17:060503. 2012
    ..Recently, the technique was employed for the confirmation of the clinical diagnosis of scabies.We demonstrate the first ever documentation of a larva moving freely inside the skin of a patient infected with scabies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of human lice in forensic entomology
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 41:803-6. 2004
    ..These results indicate that, in criminal cases where there has been close contact between assailant and victim, louse bloodmeals should not be overlooked as potentially critical evidence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Systemic activity of ivermectin on the human body louse (Anoplura: Pediculidae)
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 27:72-5. 1990
    ..Nymphs were more sensitive than females. The average number of eggs laid by surviving females and the percentage that hatched from those eggs were lower than in controls...
  30. ncbi request reprint Generalized infestation of a 3 1/2-year-old girl with the pubic louse
    S Klaus
    Department of Dermatology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Dermatol 11:26-8. 1994
    ..The treatment was repeated after 10 days. The eyelashes were treated by application of the permethrin solution with a cotton-tip swab...
  31. ncbi request reprint Destruction of bacteria in the digestive tract of the maggot of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, The Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 38:161-6. 2001
    ..coli was destroyed in the midgut. Most of the remaining bacteria were killed in the hindgut, indicating that the feces were either sterile or contained only small numbers of bacteria...
  32. ncbi request reprint Use of temperature and water immersion to control the human body louse (Anoplura: Pediculidae)
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Med Entomol 43:723-5. 2006
    ..3 versus 48.3%), between controls and lice with two amputated legs (13.3 versus 68.3%), and between lice with one and two amputated legs (48.3 versus 68.3%)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of vectors of the spotted fever group Rickettsiae and murine typhus in a Bedouin town in Israel
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Med Entomol 38:458-61. 2001
    ..No rats were caught in this settlement. These data indicate that there is a correlation among the density of domestic animals, their ectoparasites, and the incidence of spotted fever group Rickettsiae and murine typhus in Rahat...
  34. ncbi request reprint Ectoparasites on reintroduced roe deer Capreolus capreolus in Israel
    Arian D Wallach
    Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    J Wildl Dis 44:693-6. 2008
    ..For most of these ectoparasites, this is the first record on roe deer. All ectoparasite species were documented in Israel prior to the reintroduction program; exotic ectoparasites were not detected...
  35. pmc Molecular evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Israel
    Avi Keysary
    Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1411-2. 2007
    ..The sequences were all identical to those of Ap-variant 1 strain...
  36. ncbi request reprint Maggot debridement therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds in a military hospital setup in Turkey
    Mehmet Tanyuksel
    Division of Medical Parasitology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    Dermatology 210:115-8. 2005
    ..Thousands of patients have been treated in private and governmental hospitals during the last 10 years...
  37. ncbi request reprint A clinico-pathological approach to the classification of human demodicosis
    Oleg E Akilov
    Department of Dermatology, Cosmetology Hospital Aesthetics, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 3:607-14. 2005
    ..Demodicosis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the follicle mites Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. Although there are several clinical variants of this disease, a clear classification is missing...
  38. doi request reprint House dust mites on skin, clothes, and bedding of atopic dermatitis patients
    Valery Teplitsky
    Allergy and Immunology Subunit, Pulmonary Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Int J Dermatol 47:790-5. 2008
    ..Atopic dermatitis is a common allergic condition in children, often associated with a positive skin reaction to house dust mite allergens...
  39. ncbi request reprint Household papular urticaria
    Sody A Naimer
    Gush Katif Health Center, Clalit Health Services, Gush Katif, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:911-3. 2002
    ..Multiple bites and local pruritus are characteristic symptoms. Treatment is usually symptomatic and includes antihistamines and corticosteroids. The reappearance of the symptoms can be prevented by successful control of the parasite...
  40. ncbi request reprint Urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Nematocera) in Turkey
    Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan
    Parasitology Laboratory, Communicable Diseases Research Center, Refik Saydam National Institute of Health, Turkey
    Int J Dermatol 43:904-5. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Maggot debridement therapy
    Kosta Y Mumcuoglu
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:1738-9; author reply 1739. 2007