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

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June 2023, Volume 5, Issue 2

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Clinical Evaluation of Commercial HARDSON COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit for Routine COVID-19 Diagnosis

Reza Kamali Kakhki* and others

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a respiratory disease agent belonging to the Betacoronavirus genera. The genome of the virus translates into four major structural proteins, including spike (S), nucleocapsid (N), membrane (M), and envelop (E) proteins. During the pandemic, huge numbers of mutations (...) Read More

The Impact of Vaccination Among Hospitalized Patients with the Diagnosis of COVID-19

Yeşim Yıldız and others

Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection are the most promising and effective approach to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to reduce hospitalizations and prevent mortality.  In our country, the CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech, China) vaccine started to be administered as of January 13, 2021, and the Comirnaty (BNT162b2, Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine as (...) Read More

COVID-19 Among Patients with Psoriasis: A Single-Center Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study

Özge Kaya and others

Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease, has a multifactorial etiology, including genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors. Since psoriasis is an immune system-mediated disease, immunosuppressive agents and biological treatments are frequently used in its treatment; however, these agents are known to increase the risk of infection. This situation (...) Read More

Change in Rates of HBsAg and Anti-HBs in Şırnak 20 Years After Introduction of Hepatitis B Vaccine into Routine Infant Immunization Program

Meyha Şahin and Meltem Yazla

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem affecting 257 million people worldwide (3.5% of the world population), according to World Health Statistics 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Turkey, approximately 3.3 million people (4.57% of the population) are considered HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) positive (...) Read More

Hypochlorous Acid: A Novel Agent Against Echinococcus granulosus Protoscoleces

Oruç Numan Gökçe and others

Many parts of the world are affected by Echinococcus granulosus. This helminthic zoonosis leads to important public health and economic burdens in endemic regions. E. granulosus can even lead to death if complications occur. Dogs are the definitive hosts of E. granulosus, where the larval state, (...) Read More