Macit Ilkit


Affiliation: Cukurova University
Country: Turkey


  1. Metin B, Döğen A, Yildirim E, de Hoog G, Heitman J, Ilkit M. Mating type (MAT) locus and possible sexuality of the opportunistic pathogen Exophiala dermatitidis. Fungal Genet Biol. 2019;124:29-38 pubmed publisher
    ..The occurrence of isolates bearing both idiomorphs, their approximately equal distribution, and the expression of the MAT genes suggest that E. dermatitidis might reproduce sexually. ..
  2. Boral H, Metin B, Döğen A, Seyedmousavi S, Ilkit M. Overview of selected virulence attributes in Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Trichophyton rubrum, and Exophiala dermatitidis. Fungal Genet Biol. 2018;111:92-107 pubmed publisher
    ..This article provides an overview of selected virulence factors that are known to suppress host immunity and enhance the infectivity of these fungi. ..
  3. Kandemir H, Ilkit M, Çürük A. Xanthomegnin detection does not discriminate between Trichophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes complexes. J Microbiol Methods. 2015;111:122-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We concluded that it is not a reliable technique for discriminating the two complexes, because strains belonging to both T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes complexes displayed xanthomegnin activity. ..
  4. Özhak Baysan B, Öğünç D, Döğen A, Ilkit M, de Hoog G. MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of black yeasts of the genus Exophiala. Med Mycol. 2015;53:347-52 pubmed publisher
    ..9% and 26.3% of the strains had log-score values of ≥2.0 by using SGA and CA, respectively. Our results indicate that MALDI-TOF MS is a rapid and reliable technique with high rates of correct taxonomic identification. ..
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    Ilkit M. Onychomycosis in Adana, Turkey: a 5-year study. Int J Dermatol. 2005;44:851-4 pubmed
    ..2%), C. albicans (9.2%), C. glabrata (2.0%), C. krusei (2.0%) and Epidermophyton floccosum (1.0%). Dermatophyte fungi, especially T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes var. interdigitale, were responsible for most of the infections. ..
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    Erkan D, Kolukırık Ä, Acar A, Kandemir H, Ä°lkit M. [A recurrent case of adult favus successfully treated with terbinafine]. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2015;49:619-24 pubmed
    ..Consequently, favus is still an important health problem encountered in Turkey. ..
  7. Ilkit M. Favus of the scalp: an overview and update. Mycopathologia. 2010;170:143-54 pubmed publisher
    ..This review discusses the clinical features of favus, as well as the etiological agents, global epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, and a short history of medical mycology...
  8. Ilkit M, Gumral R, Saracli M, Burgut R. Trichophyton tonsurans scalp carriage among wrestlers in a national competition in Turkey. Mycopathologia. 2011;172:215-22 pubmed publisher
    ..tonsurans in two samples (25%). T. tonsurans was only recovered from 11 out of 194 (5.7%) wrestlers. Scalp carriage represents the predominant (72.7%) clinical picture of a T. tonsurans infection in these Greco-Roman wrestlers in Turkey...
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    Ilkit M, Demirhindi H. Asymptomatic dermatophyte scalp carriage: laboratory diagnosis, epidemiology and management. Mycopathologia. 2008;165:61-71 pubmed
    ..An integration into the school health programs is proposed, which will render the possible dealing of the subject in a comprehensive and reasonable manner. ..

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  1. Ilkit M, Durdu M, Karakas M. Majocchi's granuloma: a symptom complex caused by fungal pathogens. Med Mycol. 2012;50:449-57 pubmed publisher
    ..This review focuses on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnostic methods (including the Tzanck smear test), etiologic agents, histopathologic characteristics, and therapeutic approaches to the treatment of MG. ..