The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

Past Issue

April 2021, Volume 3, Issue 1

Original Article

The Impact of C Reactive Protein in Prediction of the Outcome in Infective Endocarditis

Serap Şimşek-Yavuz and others

Infective endocarditis (IE), among the most common life-threatening infection, is a serious disease causing substantial morbidity and mortality. Determining at-risk patients and following them up closely with appropriate interventions are necessary to decrease complications and mortality. Treatment response to infective endocarditis is followed up with the combination of relief of symptoms, blood cultures, echocardiographic investigations and laboratory tests. A simple and widely available test Read More

The role of Isolation of the Patients on Hospital Admission for Prevention of Nosocomial Infections

Şiran Keske and others

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is an increasing global problem all over the world. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens, including carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative Enterobacterales, Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. have become common causes of HAI, such as central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), surgical site infections (SSIs) and ventilatory associated pneumonia (VAPs). These infections increase not only mortality but also healthcare Read More

Persistent Symptoms After Discharge of COVID-19 Patients

Oğuz Evlice and others

Introduction More than a year has passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are learning more about the long-term effects of the disease. While many patients recover completely, some continue to experience fatigue, dyspnea, cough, joint pain, and chest pain for weeks or even months (1).The UK National Institute for Health and […] Read More

Case Report

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

Brief Report

Analysis of Scientific Publications on Acinetobacter bacteremia in Web of Science

Sevil Alkan and others

Acinetobacter species are gaining resistance to antibiotics, and they have become one of the most important pathogens causing nosocomial and healthcare-associated infections, especially in intensive care units, due to their ability to lead to epidemics. A. baumannii, particularly the multidrug-resistant isolates, have been reported worldwide, especially in recent years. It causes mortality up to 40%, especially because of increased antibiotic resistance Read More


2021: The Year of Health Care Workers

Özlem Kurt Azap

World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 2021 has been designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (HCW) in “appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic”. The theme of this one-year-long campaign is “Protect. Invest. Together.” which highlights the urgent needs such as equity and economic opportunity Read More

The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Variants on Morbidity, Mortality and Effectiveness of Vaccines

Kenan Midilli

Coronaviruses are known to evolve slower than the other RNA viruses; however, SARS-CoV-2 underwent a major shift through D614G change in February 2020, even before the declaration of a pandemic by WHO and D614G variant became rapidly dominant throughout the world.  The spike protein of this variant with D614G change have a higher affinity to […] Read More