Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

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 laboratories play 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 use of antibiotics, training personnel for infection control, and supervising the proper and effective cleaning of all units of the hospital.

Infectious diseases specialists give advice on vaccination needs and vaccination of adults.