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

Fungal Infections

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Original Article / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2023

Ophthalmologic Examination and Echocardiography Should be the Essential Components of Candidemia Bundle

Çiğdem Erol and others

Candida species are major sources of morbidity and mortality in healthcare settings. These infections are predominantly connected with medical procedures. The five most prevalent pathogens- Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, and Candida krusei – are responsible for (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

HIV and SARS‐Cov‐2 Co-Infection: A Local Perspective

Heval Can Bilek and Aydın Deveci

In early December 2019, interstitial pneumonia of unknown origin emerged in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. The pathogen was identified as a novel beta coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 was later named (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2022

Retrospective Evaluation of Risk Factors for Invasive Candida Infections in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

Mehmet Kürşat Bilgin and others

Fungal infections account for about 20% of all microbiological infections in critically ill patients. Candida species are the most common fungi in intensive care units (ICU) and mostly C. albicans. However, the rate of non-albicans Candida species such as C. tropicalis, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis, C. glabrata which are more resistant to antifungal therapy (...) Read More

Review Article / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2020

Candida Infections: Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

S.P. Bouopda Tamo

Each year, fungal infections affect more than one billion people worldwide, with more than 1.6 million deaths. Candidiasis accounts for 75 to 88% of these infections, and despite therapeutic advances, their incidence continues to increase with increasing mortality. The clinical spectrum of candidiasis extends from superficial diseases such as cutaneous, nail, digestive, and genital candidiasis, to systemic diseases such as candidemia. 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

Rare Yeasts: Emerging Threat in Immunocompromised Patients

Mahir Kapmaz and others

Infections of the yeasts other than Candida spp. are rare, but an emerging clinical entity. Clinicians should be alert for early diagnosis. Early distinction of non-Candida yeasts is important because of varying antifungal susceptibilities, higher mortality of 50-80% particularly among immunocompromised patients. These yeasts include Basidiomycetes […] Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2019

Genotyping and Antifungal Susceptibility of Trichosporon asahii Strains Isolated from the Clinical Samples in a University Training and Research Hospital in Turkey

Sinem Ayaz and others

Even though Candida albicans is the most isolated fungus from clinical specimens, in recent years, there has been an increase in isolation of non-Candida spp.including Trichosporon asahii. T. asahii is an arthroconidial yeast belonging to the Trichosporonaceae family of the Basidiomycota phylum taxonomically. It can be found in nature as well as in [...] Read More

Radiology Review / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2019

Early Detection of Fungal Infection in an Immunosuppressed Patient Demonstrated by Thorax CT: Suspicion is the Best Marker!

Gamze Durhan and others

26-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed neutropenic fever 12 days after induction chemotherapy. The focus of infection could not be found by clinical examination, chest radiography and routine cultures and empiric antimicrobial treatment was started.  As the fever persisted, computerized tomography (CT) of the thorax was performed, and a nodule with a diameter of […] Read More