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Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Recurrent Nocardial Brain Abscess Developing in an Immunocompetent Patient, A Case Report

Suzan Şahin and Şirin Menekşe

Central nervous system nocardiosis is rare but has high morbidity and mortality. Nocardia is found in soil, decomposing vegetation, and other organic matter, as well as in water as saprophytes. The infection usually occurs through direct inoculation of the microorganism from a skin injury or via inhalation.  The pulmonary form (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

A Rare Presentation of Leptospirosis: Dysarthria and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Özlem Akdoğan and others

Leptospirosis is one of the zoonotic infections seen in Turkey. Most cases demonstrate a mild clinical course, and the disease is self-limiting. Complaints such as fever, headache, myalgia, nausea, and vomiting are the most common reasons for presentation. Severe cases can have polymyositis, liver involvement, icterus and (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Fasciola hepatica in the Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Obstructive Jaundice and Eosinophilia

Necati Mumcu and others

Although Fasciola hepatica infects sheep and cattle, it can sometimes be an accidental host in humans. Clinically, fever, abdominal pain, intermittent jaundice, intrahepatic cystic abscess, eosinophilic cholecystitis, and extrahepatic cholecystitis are seen most frequently. The diagnosis can be made by serology or by clinical improvement (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

A Case of Clostridioides difficile Infection of a Pregnant Woman Treated with Colectomy

Süda Tekin and others

Clostridioides difficile infections (CDIs) can present in various clinical forms, ranging from an asymptomatic carrier state to pseudomembranous colitis (PMC), and are recognized as one of the leading causes of diarrhea in healthcare centers. C. difficile-associated PMC is a life-threatening inflammatory bowel disease and may result in (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

A Case of Acute Parotitis Associated with COVID-19

Sinan Çetin and Tayfun Ayeser

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 with pneumonia cases and spread worldwide in a short time, leading to a pandemic. The cause of the disease was severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

An Unusual Cause of Acute Isolated Hepatitis in a Cancer Patient Post-COVID Pneumonia: HSV-2

Türkkan Öztürk-Kaygusuz and others

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a double-stranded DNA alphaherpesvirus. HSV-1 is a common human pathogen infecting more than 60% of the world’s population, and HSV-2 infects about 11% of the population. HSV rarely causes visceral organ infections. However, some of these disseminated infections are life-threatening. Hepatitis due to HSV is a rare (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

Subacute and Recurrent Transient Perivascular Inflammation of the Carotid Artery (TIPIC syndrome) and Supraclavicular Lymphadenopathy Associated with Ipsilateral Intramuscular m-RNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Sıla Ulus and others

Transient perivascular inflammation of the carotid artery (TIPIC) syndrome is a rare disease. Recently, characteristic imaging findings were classified. The most common appearance is the existence of focal eccentric thickening of the carotid wall and abnormal soft tissue surrounding the carotid artery, especially near the bifurcation and usually without any (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

Scrub Typhus with Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome and Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report

Isak Lallawmkima and others

Scrub typhus is a mite-borne infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a gram-negative intracellular bacterium. It is a severe public health problem that affects mainly Asia-Pacific areas. Scrub typhus threatens one billion people and causes illness worldwide each year. Scrub typhus is prevalent in many parts of India, but specific data are not (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2021

Listeria Bacteremia: Don’t Underestimate Gastroenteritis in Elderly

Halime Araz and others

Listeria monocytogenes is a rare, self-limiting cause of gastroenteritis in healthy adults. It is generally transmitted through foods such as meat, raw vegetables, milk, and dairy products. It can cause life-threatening invasive infections in (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2021

First Report of SARS-CoV-2 Gamma Variant in Turkey

Mert Ahmet Kuşkucu and others

As viruses spread through a population, they mutate and change, leading to the evolution of slightly different forms or variants. SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating ever since it was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. While most of the mutations will not have a significant effect on the spread of the virus, some mutations or (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2021

Two Cases of COVID-19 Reinfection in Turkey

İrem Akdemir-Kalkan and others

SARS-CoV-2 has affected the whole world while the number of cases is increasing rapidly. Several reinfection cases have been reported with the rise in the number of infected people. It is important to study these reinfection cases as the knowledge gained can be used in critical decisions (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2021

Tick Borne Disease Induced Pancytopenia

Mina Said and Ekta Tirthani

Pancytopenia has a wide differential diagnosis. One of the uncommon and often missed causes is tick-borne illnesses, mainly Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) / Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA) and Babesiosis, though the specific mechanism of the former is still unknown. Noteworthy to mention is that the tests for tick-borne diseases so far have poor validity, and also Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Old but Ageless Disease: Neurosyphilis with Ocular Manifestations in an HIV-Negative Patient

Süda Tekin and others

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Treponema pallidum . Primary and secondary syphilis increased to a rate of 5.3 cases per 100 000 in 2013 from the rate of 2.1 per 100 000 in 2000. Neurosyphilis is the most feared and severe complication of syphilis and may occur at any time after the initial infection. Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Bacterial Meningitis Complicated by Venous Sinus Thrombosis: a Case of a Pregnant Woman

Petek Konya and Neşe Demirtürk

Bacterial meningitis is a severe infectious disease resulting in high mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The causative pathogens of bacterial meningitis depend on the patient’s age and predisposing factors such as after splenectomy or with a hyposplenic state, chronic kidney or liver disease, HIV infection, alcoholism, hypogammaglobulinaemia, diabetes mellitus and patients using immunosuppressive drugs. Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Crusted (Norwegian) Scabies in a Malnourished Geriatric Patient with Dementia

Zehra Çağla Karakoç and others

Crusted scabies, also called Norwegian scabies, was first described in Norway in the middle of the 19th century. It is a highly contagious and rare form of scabies. Patients who are elderly, immunocompromised, malnourished, or have neurologic conditions that prevent them from itching are at greater risk. Read More