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

Past Issue

August 2019, Volume 1, Issue 2


“One Health” and Promoting the Concept in the Journal

Özlem Kurt Azap

One Health is an innovative global approach aiming to tighten the collaboration and communication in all aspects of human, animal and environmental health. The areas of One Health approach include food safety, the control of zoonoses and combatting antibiotic resistance. The term “one health” was first introduced to the scientific community at an Expert Consultation [...] Read More

Original Article

Multiple Nodular Lesions in Spleen and Liver in Visceral Leishmaniasis

Selda Sayın Kutlu and others

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is one of the important life-threatening infectious diseases worldwide. The highest prevalence of VL is in Brazil, East Africa and in South-East Asia, with an estimate of 50,000 to 90,000 new cases each year. VL is an anthroponotic and zoonotic disease. While [...] Read More

Genotyping and Antifungal Susceptibility of Trichosporon asahii Strains Isolated from the Clinical Samples in a University Training and Research Hospital in Turkey

Sinem Ayaz and others

Even though Candida albicans is the most isolated fungus from clinical specimens, in recent years, there has been an increase in isolation of non-Candida spp.including Trichosporon asahii. T. asahii is an arthroconidial yeast belonging to the Trichosporonaceae family of the Basidiomycota phylum taxonomically. It can be found in nature as well as in [...] Read More

The Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of the Healthcare Workers about Influenza Infection and Vaccination at a Public Hospital in Turkey

Ezgi Gülten and others

Seasonal influenza is an important cause of mortality, particularly in immunocompromised and elderly patients, children, pregnant and postpartum women. Iuliano et al. estimated that each year 291,243 to 645,832 deaths are attributed to seasonal influenza. Turkey is located in the northern hemisphere; therefore, the majority of the influenza cases occur between October and [...] Read More

Ombitasvir/ Paritaprevir/ Ritonavir + Ribavirin Combination Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients with Genotype 4 in Real-life Practice: A Multicentre Experience

Bilgehan Aygen and others

About 170-200 million people are known to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection carries risks of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (1-4). Chronic HCV infection is an important health problem in Turkey (5-10). In Turkey, among HCV infections, genotype 1b was reported to be the most common one (90%), while [...] Read More

Radiology Review

Early Detection of Fungal Infection in an Immunosuppressed Patient Demonstrated by Thorax CT: Suspicion is the Best Marker!

Gamze Durhan and others

26-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed neutropenic fever 12 days after induction chemotherapy. The focus of infection could not be found by clinical examination, chest radiography and routine cultures and empiric antimicrobial treatment was started.  As the fever persisted, computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax was performed, and a nodule with a diameter of […] Read More

History of Infectious Diseases