Infectious DiseasesAND Clinical Microbiology
It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that can occur in every part of our body, caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites, and some of which can be contagious.
There are many types of diseases that enter the field. Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all kinds of diseases caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are carried out with a multidisciplinary understanding consisting of our specialist physicians and healthcare professionals in the light of current information.
Treatments of many diseases such as all diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, AIDS, jaundice (hepatitis), typhoid, brucellosis, febrile diseases, urinary tract infections, influenza, diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, brain and spinal cord infections such as meningitis, encephalitis, soft tissue infections, diabetic foot infections, food poisoning, intensive care and surgical field infections are performed. In addition to the follow-up and treatment of these diseases, travel vaccines, adult immunization (vaccination), monitoring and controlling hospital infections, carrying out the necessary studies to minimize these infections, provide training to the patient, patient relatives and relevant personnel in this regard.
Infectious Diseases and Clinical microbiology focuses on all processes of infections, from the identification of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that affect the process in infectious diseases to the detection of their susceptibility to antibiotics.
Infections are diseases that can occur in every part of our body, are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites, and some of them can be contagious. As a result of advances in diagnostic methods and the use of new antimicrobial drugs, many infectious diseases can be diagnosed and treated.
A wide range of diseases can be followed up and treated by infectious diseases specialists, from influenza, urinary tract infection, diarrhea to AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis, jaundice, which can be serious or even fatal. Since fever is one of the most common findings of infectious diseases and infections are the most common cause of fever, the infectious diseases unit has an important place in the evaluation of patients with fever.
Microbiology laboratory plays a decisive role in the diagnosis and follow-up of infectious diseases. Microorganisms that cause these diseases can be shown by culture methods, serological tests or direct examinations.
Infectious diseases specialists plan and implement teamwork to monitor and prevent hospital infections caused by highly resistant microorganisms, especially in intensive care units. The infection control committee established for this purpose carries out the duties of preventing the use of inappropriate antibiotics, continuously training the personnel for infection control, and supervising the proper and effective cleaning of all units of the hospital.
Infectious disease specialists provide information on the vaccine requirements and vaccination of adults.