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

Past Issue

September 2022, Volume 4, Issue 3

Original Article

Maternal Stress and Neonatal Nutrition during the COVID-19 Era

Alara Altıntaş and others

COVID-19 has been the main focus of the world since the beginning of 2020. The virus has infected over 180 million people and caused about 6 million deaths worldwide up to February of 2022. With its rapid spread, the new coronavirus posed enormous economic, environmental, and social challenges together with health threats to the entire (...) Read More

The Effect of the Pandemic on Antifungal Use: What Has Changed?

Vildan Avkan-Oğuz and others

Before coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs were essential for managing multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections. In contrast, antifungal stewardship (AFS) programs were uncommon as a component of AMS. During the COVID-19 pandemic, both AMS and AFS programs have lost (...) Read More

Cognitive Assessment of Young Adults Before and After Initiation of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy

Özlem Gül and others

The presence of cognitive disorders in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals has been known for a long time. A complete neuropsychological evaluation method is a gold standard for diagnosing HIV-related cognitive impairment (HAND). However, such tests require specially trained personnel and specialized centers, and testing takes a long time. Montreal Cognitive (...) Read More

Gardnerella vaginalis: Is it an Underestimated Cause of Urinary Symptoms in Males?

Mert Kılıç and others

Gardnerella vaginalis is an anaerobic, gram-negative/variable, small, pleomorphic microorganism. The jury is still out about the clinical significance of G. vaginalis. It is the predominant microorganism in women with vaginosis and also can be isolated from a vaginal secretion of 40-50% of asymptomatic women . On the other hand, male genitourinary tract infections (...) Read More

Risk Factors for Mortality in Patients with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Bloodstream Infections in Immunocompetent Patients

Şirin Menekşe and others

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a Gram-negative, non-fermentative aerobic bacterium that infects patients, especially with severe comorbidities such as hematological malignancies. It is commonly found in the environment and hospital settings. The most common clinical presentations are pneumonia and bloodstream infections (...) Read More

Antibiotic Use among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 and Treated in Three Different Clinics

Oğuz Evlice and others

The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 varies, ranging from asymptomatic infection to critical illness. The most commonly used tool for the classification of disease severity is the National Institute of Health (NIH) severity scale, which has four categories: mild, moderate, severe, and critical. Patients with moderate and severe clinical courses are followed up in wards, while those with (...) Read More

Case Report

A Case of Acute Parotitis Associated with COVID-19

Sinan Çetin and Tayfun Ayeser

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 with pneumonia cases and spread worldwide in a short time, leading to a pandemic. The cause of the disease was severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic (...) Read More

An Unusual Cause of Acute Isolated Hepatitis in a Cancer Patient Post-COVID Pneumonia: HSV-2

Türkkan Öztürk-Kaygusuz and others

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a double-stranded DNA alphaherpesvirus. HSV-1 is a common human pathogen infecting more than 60% of the world’s population, and HSV-2 infects about 11% of the population. HSV rarely causes visceral organ infections. However, some of these disseminated infections are life-threatening. Hepatitis due to HSV is a rare (...) Read More

Subacute and Recurrent Transient Perivascular Inflammation of the Carotid Artery (TIPIC syndrome) and Supraclavicular Lymphadenopathy Associated with Ipsilateral Intramuscular m-RNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Sıla Ulus and others

Transient perivascular inflammation of the carotid artery (TIPIC) syndrome is a rare disease. Recently, characteristic imaging findings were classified. The most common appearance is the existence of focal eccentric thickening of the carotid wall and abnormal soft tissue surrounding the carotid artery, especially near the bifurcation and usually without any (...) Read More

Letter to the Editor