Viral Infections

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Original Article / VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, JUNE 2022

West Nile Virus Seroprevalence in Manisa Province: A Population-based Study

Abdurrahman Gülmez and others

West Nile Virus (WNV) is an enveloped RNA virus with icosahedral symmetry and with a size of 45-50 nm belonging to the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus (1). The virus, which was first isolated from a woman living in the West Nile region of Uganda in 1937, was noted with consecutive outbreaks in North Africa (...) Read More

Case Report / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2019

A Severe Sight-threatening Complication of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Orbital Apex Syndrome

Sumru Onal and others

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is found in worldwide distribution and can lead to two distinct viral syndromes. Primary infection occurs as varicella and is a contagious and usually benign childhood disease. Herpes zoster (HZ) presents as unilateral pain in a dermatomal distribution accompanied by a vesicular rash. Herpes zoster generally occurs in older adults and results from the reactivation of latent VZV […] Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2019

Ombitasvir/ Paritaprevir/ Ritonavir + Ribavirin Combination Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients with Genotype 4 in Real-life Practice: A Multicentre Experience

Bilgehan Aygen and others

About 170-200 million people are known to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection carries risks of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (1-4). Chronic HCV infection is an important health problem in Turkey (5-10). In Turkey, among HCV infections, genotype 1b was reported to be the most common one (90%), while [...] Read More