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 them can be contagious. There are many types of diseases that fall into its field.
Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all kinds of diseases caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are followed up and treated with a multidisciplinary approach consisting of our specialist physicians and health workers, in the light of up-to-date information. All diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, AIDS, jaundice (hepatitis), typhoid fever, brucellosis, febrile diseases, urinary tract infections, flu, diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, meningitis, brain such as encephalitis and spinal cord infections, soft tissue infections, diabetic foot infections, food poisoning, intensive care and surgical field infections.
In addition to the follow-up and treatment of these diseases, travel vaccinations, adult immunization (vaccination), monitoring and control of hospital infections, carrying out necessary studies to minimize these infections, provide training to patients, patient relatives and relevant personnel. Infectious Diseases and Clinical microbiology focuses on all processes of infections, from identifying bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that affect the process in infectious diseases, to detecting their sensitivity to antibiotics. Infections are diseases that can occur in any part of our body, 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, from flu, urinary tract infection, diarrhea to serious or even fatal AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis, jaundice, can be followed up and treated by infectious diseases specialists. 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 demonstrated by culture methods, serological tests or direct examinations. Infectious diseases specialists plan and implement teamwork to monitor and prevent hospital infections caused by very resistant microorganisms, especially in intensive care units.
The infection control committee established for this purpose carries out the duties of preventing inappropriate antibiotic use, training personnel for infection control, and supervising the proper and effective cleaning of all units of the hospital. Infectious diseases specialists provide information on vaccination needs and vaccination of adults.