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

Past Issue

March 2023, Volume 5, Issue 1

Editorial Original Article

Evaluation of Inflammation-Based Prognostic Risk Scores in Predicting in-Hospital Mortality Risk in COVID-19 Patients: A Cross-Sectional Retrospective Study

Çaşıt Olgun Çelik and others

An acute respiratory syndrome (COVID-19), caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has spread from China worldwide and caused a pandemic that brought severe medical, social, and economic problems. The COVID-19 infection results in various clinical presentations ranging from an asymptomatic (...) Read More

Evaluation of Clinical Approach and Outcomes Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

Tuğba Yanık-Yalçın and others

Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the skin and mucosa of humans. Infections because of S. aureus can range from skin infections to potentially fatal conditions like pneumonia, sepsis, and endocarditis. S. aureus is a common cause of nosocomial and community-acquired bloodstream infections worldwide. Because of biofilm (...) Read More

Case Report

Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of Fasciola hepatica Infection

Fatihan Pınarlık and others

Fascioliasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by liver flukes, Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica, and affects at least 2.4 million people worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates (1). Sheep and cattle are the natural definitive hosts of F. hepatica infection; therefore, fascioliasis is common in sheep-raising (...) Read More

Four Human Mpox Cases from Turkey

Emine Coşkun and others

With the reports of patients with mpox (formerly monkeypox) outside Africa in April 2022, a second epidemic fear emerged around the world following the coronavirus disease 2019. From the onset of the mpox outbreak as of December 25, 2022, (...) Read More


An Update on the Imported Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Europe

Özgür Kurt and others

The refugee crisis is one of the leading problems of the world today. Factors such as political unrest and wars, drought and famine associated with global warming, and overcrowded neighborhoods after the influx of refugees may seriously aggravate this problem. According to the United Nations Refugee Committee, there are almost 27 million refugees in the world today; Syria, Venezuela, and (...) Read More

Using ChatGPT in the Medical Field: A Narrative

Ali Pekşen and ChatGPT

ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a pre-trained language model developed by artificial intelligence (AI) research and deployment company OpenAI. It is based on the GPT architecture, which uses deep learning to generate human-like text. The model is trained on a large (...) Read More

History of Infectious Diseases

Museums of Medicine and Health: Curating Public Health

Uğurgül Tunç

In the first quarter of the twentieth century, health and hygiene-themed exhibitions and museums became prevalent communication tools for public health throughout the world. However, the primary motivation behind their establishment as medical museums was the educational (...) Read More