In Vitro Efficacy of the Ankaferd Galenic Hemostatic Extract as a Germicidal Agent

Metin B., YILMAZ N., Beyhan Y. E., Babur C., Sipahi M., Ede H., ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, vol.11, no.3, pp.406-410, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-410
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Hydatid cysts are encountered frequently in regions endemic with livestock. The basic treatment for a hydatid cyst is total surgical removal of the cyst and its inner contents. Hypertonic NaCl or diluted betadine solution are used as germicidal agents for most hydatid surgeries. However, the germicidal efficacy of the Ankaferd Blood Stopper (R) (ABS) has not been investigated. Thus, we compared the efficacy of ABS for hydatid cysts with that of other germicidal agents.