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

Past Issue

August 2020, Volume 2, Issue 2

Original Article

The Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Healthcare Workers

Bahar Madran and others

A new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) appeared at the end of 2019 in China and spread widely throughout the world. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new respiratory disease, and its pandemic has affected more than seven million people all around the world. The first COVID-19 case in Turkey was detected on Read More

Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized in a University Hospital, Turkey

Zeynep Türe and others

In December 2019, Wuhan city, the capital of Hubei province in China, became the center of an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause. By Jan 7, 2020, Chinese scientists had isolated a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; previously known as 2019-nCoV), from these Read More

Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Patterns in Community-acquired Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections: A Multicentric Study

Vildan Avkan-Oğuz and others

Complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) is defined as localized or diffuse peritonitis with the involvement of multiple intraperitoneal organs. Source control and appropriate empirical antibiotics are essentials of the treatment. There are few clinical and microbiologic studies regarding cIAI in Turkey. Empiric antibiotics were selected due to diagnoses; community-acquired IAI (CA-IAI) or healthcare-associated IAI. Guidelines published on this topic lack definitive criteria for CA-IAI. Read More

HIV as a Chronic Disease: Are Primary Care Physicians Ready?

Özgür Can Eren and others

In 2019, more than 36 million people were estimated to be harboring HIV, and the epidemic caused 39 million deaths worldwide to date.  New adult infections have been declined by 17% between 2007 and 2017 globally. Meanwhile, the incidence has an Read More

Review Article

Candida Infections: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

S.P. Bouopda Tamo

Each year, fungal infections affect more than one billion people worldwide, with more than 1.6 million deaths. Candidiasis accounts for 75 to 88% of these infections, and despite therapeutic advances, their incidence continues to increase with increasing mortality. The clinical spectrum of candidiasis extends from superficial diseases such as cutaneous, nail, digestive, and genital candidiasis, to systemic diseases such as candidemia. Read More

Visual Case Presentation

An Exceptional Use of Two Gloves Technique During COVID-19 Pandemic

Antonella Tammaro and others

The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with a higher incidence of skin damage of the hands because of the enhanced infection prevention practices among health care workers. This article aims to share our experience and suggestions with health care workers concerning simple and effective practices to prevent and deal with the deterioration of the skin of the hands that is associated with repeated hand washing and sanitation. Read More

Clinical Manifestations of Adult-Onset Still’s Disease

Cihan Semet and others

18-year-old male patient presented to our emergency room (ER) with complaints of swelling and temperature increase in the right wrist, pain in the right knee, and a rash without any itchiness on the palms and soles continuing for a week. He had no known systemic disease or Read More

History of Infectious Diseases

A Physician’s Encounter with Epidemics: Courage vis-á-vis Ignorance

Fatih Artvinli

It would be apt to refer to the 20th century as a period of forgetting or not remembering in terms of the history of medicine in general and history of epidemics in particular. A historian of medicine, Frank Snowden, refers to this state as historical amnesia. With the sense of fear and danger that COVID-19 pandemic has instilled in people, the curiosity Read More

Letter to the Editor

Footprints of the 21st Century Pandemic: Coronavirus History

Yeşim Besli

An emerging illness in new-born chickens, characterized by gasping and listless, was described as “An apparently new respiratory disease of chicks” by Schalk and Hwan. Then it was discovered that the disease was communicable; however Read More