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Original Article

Effectiveness of Surgical Prophylaxis Where the Antibiotic Resistance is High

Mehtap Aydın and others

Surgical site infections (SSI) are defined as infections that occur up to 30 days or one year after surgery in patients with implants, affecting the incision or deep tissue at the surgery site. They account for 20% of all healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in hospitalized patients. Patients with SSI are hospitalised additionally 7-11 days postoperatively. Read More

Case Report

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

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

Visual Case Presentation

A COVID-19 Patient Which is Diagnosed after Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Uğur Kesimal

A 40-year-old female patient without any medical history presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of neck pain and headache. She did not show any other symptoms. Her initial laboratory tests showed slightly increased C-reactive protein (6 mg/L; normal range 0-5 mg/L) and a normal white cell count. There were Read More

Letter to the Editor

Relapse of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in a Patient With COVID-19

Güldane Cengiz Seval and others

COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been declared as a global pandemic and worldwide confirmed cases are currently approaching 76 million. And so far, thrombocytopenia has been observed in 5% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and 8% of those in intensive care unit. Although the decrease in platelet counts was mild, confirmation of immune etiology has to be confirmed in those with Read More

The Striking Observations on Two Personal Protective Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic: Face Mask and Social Distance

Şükran Köse and Yusuf Özbel

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread among people around the world, despite many measures taken by governments. Wearing a single-use mask, keeping social distance and hand hygiene are the main personal protective measures and need to be applied correctly by each person in the communities. These measures are very important, especially to prevent SARS-CoV-2 Read More