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Why a new medical journal?

Murat Akova

The history of scientific publishing is assumed to begin with the publication of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in March 1665 by Henry Oldenburg who was the publisher and the editor, but also the first secretary of the Royal Society . Since then, more than 55- million of articles have been published and currently (...) Read More

Safety of a Carbapenem-Sparing Approach as Part of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program, in a Setting with Increased Carbapenem Resistance
Original Article

Safety of a Carbapenem-Sparing Approach as Part of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program, in a Setting with Increased Carbapenem Resistance

Anna-Arbana Makina and others

Over the last two decades, the rates of carbapenem-resistant (CR) pathogens have increased dramatically in Greek hospitals, with Klebsiella pneumoniae as the most worrisome representative (1). According to the recent European Annual Surveillance Report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Greece ranks first in Europe, with the highest percentage of (...) Read More

Photo Quiz; Anthrax or Orf?
Photo Quiz

Photo Quiz; Anthrax or Orf?

Necla Tülek and others

A 38-year-old man presented to the hospital with complaints of fever and multiple lesions on his face, hands, and arms. The lesions were appeared five days earlier before admission as painless small papules and developed into larger lesions with the darkish center. He was experiencing a fever for the last 24 hours. He was a farmer, he sacrificed and butchered (...) Read More

Identification and assemblage types of Giardia duodenalis from patients in Thrace, Turkey
Original Article

Identification and assemblage types of Giardia duodenalis from patients in Thrace, Turkey

Şadiye Kaplan Küçük and others

The genus Giardia includes six species based on the morphological features of trophozoite and cyst forms. Of these, Giardia varani is found from water monitor Varanus salvator, while Giardia agilis, Giardia ardeae and Giardia psittaci, Giardia microti and Giardia muris, and Giardia duodenalis from amphibians, birds, rodents, and mammals, respectively. Giardia duodenalis (...) Read More

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CRISPR-Cas System: A Brief History and Future in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Barış Otlu

The discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) and CRISPR-Associated System (Cas) have led to revolutionary advancements in almost every field of biology. The CRISPR-Cas system is part of an adaptive immune system in bacteria, and this system protects the organism from invading genetic elements of bacteriophages and (...) Read More

The effectiveness of the Culture for  Dientamoeba fragilis from the Stool
Original Article

The effectiveness of the Culture for Dientamoeba fragilis from the Stool

Özgür Kurt and others

Dientamoeba fragilis is an intestinal protozoon classified among the flagellates inhabiting in the caecum and colonic lumen of humans. It has long been regarded as a commensal microorganism until when clinical reports indicate its association with gastrointestinal and dermatological case. Laboratory diagnosis of D. fragilis infections has long been limited to (...) Read More

Rhombencephalitis with Listeria monocytogenes
Case Report

Rhombencephalitis with Listeria monocytogenes

Aslıhan Yerlikaya and others

Listeriosis is a primarily foodborne but preventable disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a gram positive, facultative anaerobic and non-spore forming bacillus that is ubiquitous in soil and water. L. monocytogenes was isolated and described in laboratory pigs and rabbits by Murray for the first (...) Read More

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Why to Publish in IDCM

Murat Akova, the Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, introduces the journal and invites the authors to submit their research articles and cases to the journal.