INFECTION


Infections are diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites that can occur in every part of our body and some of them are infectious. As a result of advances in diagnostic methods and the use of new antimicrobial drugs, many infectious diseases can be treated. Influenza, urinary tract infections, diarrhea, can be serious or even lethal AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis and jaundice up to a wide range of diseases can be monitored and treated by the infectious disease specialist. As fever is one of the most common findings in infectious diseases, infectious diseases unit is of importance in the evaluation of patients with fever.

The 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 prevent and monitor nosocomial infections caused by highly resistant microorganisms in intensive care units. Infection control units established for this purpose carry out the duties of preventing inappropriate antibiotic use, continuous training of staff for infection control, and proper and effective cleaning of all units of the hospital. It also serves as a consultant on vaccination requirements and vaccination for infectious adults.