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

Diagnosis and Treatment

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Case Report / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2023

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

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Bacteremia: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Pınar Aysert-Yıldız and others

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobic, non-fermentative, Gram-negative bacterium widespread in aquatic environments and soil. It has an inherent ability to adhere to abiotic surfaces and forms biofilms. It is usually considered to be a commensal and a low-grade pathogen. However, it can cause severe infections in the immunocompromised and debilitated (...) Read More

IDCM Newsfeed / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019

CRISPR-Cas System: A Brief History and Future in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Barış Otlu

The discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) and CRISPR-Associated System (Cas) have led to revolutionary advancements in almost every field of biology. The CRISPR-Cas system is part of an adaptive immune system in bacteria, and this system protects the organism from invading genetic elements of bacteriophages and (...) Read More