Bacterial Infections

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Case Report / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2020

Typical Evolution of a Cutaneous Anthrax Lesion

Cansu Çimen

Anthrax is a zoonotic infection mainly affecting herbivores and caused by Bacillus anthracis. Humans can contract the disease after direct or indirect exposure to animals or animal products. Human-to -human transmission has never been reported. Worldwide, most of the cases are among persons who come in contact with animals in agricultural regions of south and central Read More

Visual Case Presentation / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2020

Acute Loss-of-consciousness in Patient with Relapsing Candidemia and Bacteremia

Adnan Vural and others

Varicella-zoster virus A 43-year-old female patient underwent several abdominal surgeries including a liver hydatid cyst operation (34 years ago); Roux-N-Y anastomosis plus hepaticojejunostomy plus cholecystectomy (27 years ago); and  left salpyngectomy plus lower intestinal resection and end-to-end anastomosis (16 months ago). Read More

Review Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2019

Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum β-lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae: Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies

Abdullah Tarık Aslan and Murat Akova

Origins, characteristics and classification of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) Currently, beta-lactamase family includes more than 2800 unique proteins. Although varied types of beta-lactamases have been specified to date, they have common topographic structures consisting of alpha-helices and beta-plated sheets. They most probably originated from environmental sources and produced against naturally occurring […] Read More

Review Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2019

Splenic Actinomycosis in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Çağlayan Merve Ayaz and others

Actinomycosis, a chronic granulomatous condition, is caused by Actinomyces spp., a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium. Actinomyces spp. usually inhabit oral, gastrointestinal and female genital tract. The disease commonly manifests as slowly progressive cervicofacial (50% of cases), thoracic and pulmonary (15-20% ) or abdominopelvic (about 20% ) infection. Immunosuppression […] Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

Rhombencephalitis with Listeria monocytogenes

Aslıhan Yerlikaya and others

Listeriosis is a primarily foodborne but preventable disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a gram positive, facultative anaerobic and non-spore forming bacillus that is ubiquitous in soil and water. L. monocytogenes was isolated and described in laboratory pigs and rabbits by Murray for the first (...) Read More