Infectious diseases imply a group of diseases caused by a microbe that may provoke a disease by entering into human body. As clearly expressed in the definition, “Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology” deals with any and all febrile and contagious diseases that are caused by bacteria and viruses.
Infectious Diseases are a group of diseases which are commonly seen and may cause fatalities in all world countries in spite of advancements and developments in medical technologies. Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Physicians bridges the laboratory results to the disease to ensure best treatment option for the patient.
Nosocomial Infections: Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology department also makes efforts necessary to control, monitor and minimize nosocomial infections and educates patients, family members and relevant staff. Rational, appropriate and efficient use of antibiotics has an important role in infection control studies. Staff Health: Informing hospital staff about standard measures and prevention of contagious diseases and their immunization.
Outpatient Clinic Services: Early diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Immunization for other infectious diseases, especially including Hepatitis B, that can be prevented through immunization (Hepatitis A, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza, tetanus, pneumonia, etc.), better and widespread education about contagious diseases for patients and family members, notification of infectious diseases. Moreover, counseling services are available, including travel medicine and vaccination and other preventive methods for infectious diseases.
Clinical Services: This department deals with a very wide range of diseases, including but not limited to flu, meningitis, urinary tract infections, hepatitis, diarrhea, food poisoning and parasitic diseases. Likewise, differential diagnosis is made for non-infectious diseases accompanied by fever and patients with such conditions are referred to relevant department(s) by Infectious Disease physician.
· Gastrointestinal System Infections
· Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
· Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
· Urinary Tract Infections
· Musculo-skeletal System Infections
· Central Nervous System Infections
· Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular System Infections
· Cardiovascular System Infections
· Infections associated with skin eruptions (Exanthematous diseases)
· Sexually Transmitted Infections
· Nosocomial Infections
· Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
· Antibiotics and Correct Use of Antibiotics
· Fever and Idiopathic Fever
· Immunization - Vaccination