Ilkay Karaoglan

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Among the diverse presentations of neurobrucellosis, solitary intracranial mass lesions are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, we describe here the second case of neurobrucellosis mimicking a cerebral tumor caused by Brucella melitensis. The mass lesion was clinically and radiologically indistinguishable from a brain tumor. The diagnosis was(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical categories, laboratory, radiological findings, and treatment outcomes of patients with neurobrucellosis. METHODS This retrospective study was designed at the Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey between 2003 and 2006. In this period, 300(More)
OBJECTIVE Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization and the spread decrease with compliance and isolation guidelines. For the isolation methods to succeed, compliance with the isolation guidelines needs to be overseen. In this study, VRE outbreak among the Pediatric Ward patients, the preventative efforts to control this outbreak, and the impact(More)
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