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

Diagnosis and Treatment

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Original Article / VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2024

Detrimental Effects of Sterilization Types on Single-Use Coronary Angioplasty Catheters for Reuse: An Electron Microscopic Study

Tuba Kuruoğlu and others

Reprocessing a disposable medical device in which sterility deteriorates without contact with the blood and body fluids is called “reprocessing.” If it is ready for use by being processed again for the same or another patient, it is named reuse. The increasing number of blood-borne diseases led to the broader use of disposable instruments. Cardiac catheters, (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2024

Predictors of Significant Histological Hepatic Abnormality in Treatment-Naive Patients Infected with HBeAg-Negative Chronic Hepatitis B

Gülşah Tunçer and others

Chronic hepatitis B (CHB)  infection is a global health problem that the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 296 million individuals diagnosed with CHB, and 820,000 died worldwide in 2019. In our country, as per the Türkiye Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control Program for 2018-2023, there have been 3.3 million patients with CHB infection in Türkiye. Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2023

Clinical Entity Mimicking Infectious Cellulitis: Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)

Mustafa Deniz and others

Eosinophilic cellulitis (EC) is a rare inflammatory skin condition with fewer than 200 documented cases in the medical literature. There are only a limited number of case reports available from our country. The prevalence and incidence of EC are unknown. The disease is characterized by pruritic, non-purulent, erythematous plaques (...) Read More

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