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Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Recurrent Nocardial Brain Abscess Developing in an Immunocompetent Patient, A Case Report

Suzan Şahin and Şirin Menekşe

Central nervous system nocardiosis is rare but has high morbidity and mortality. Nocardia is found in soil, decomposing vegetation, and other organic matter, as well as in water as saprophytes. The infection usually occurs through direct inoculation of the microorganism from a skin injury or via inhalation.  The pulmonary form (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

A Rare Presentation of Leptospirosis: Dysarthria and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Özlem Akdoğan and others

Leptospirosis is one of the zoonotic infections seen in Turkey. Most cases demonstrate a mild clinical course, and the disease is self-limiting. Complaints such as fever, headache, myalgia, nausea, and vomiting are the most common reasons for presentation. Severe cases can have polymyositis, liver involvement, icterus and (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2022

Fasciola hepatica in the Differential Diagnosis of a Patient with Obstructive Jaundice and Eosinophilia

Necati Mumcu and others

Although Fasciola hepatica infects sheep and cattle, it can sometimes be an accidental host in humans. Clinically, fever, abdominal pain, intermittent jaundice, intrahepatic cystic abscess, eosinophilic cholecystitis, and extrahepatic cholecystitis are seen most frequently. The diagnosis can be made by serology or by clinical improvement (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Visual Case Presentation / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2020

Clinical Manifestations of Adult-Onset Still’s Disease

Cihan Semet and others

18-year-old male patient presented to our emergency room (ER) with complaints of swelling and temperature increase in the right wrist, pain in the right knee, and a rash without any itchiness on the palms and soles continuing for a week. He had no known systemic disease or Read More