Kenan Hızel

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West Nile virus (WNV) which is a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitos, may lead to asymptomatic infection, mild febrile illness or encephalitis. Many sporadic cases and major outbreaks of West Nile fever have been reported worldwide, however, WNV infections have not been well documented in Turkey. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence(More)
Non-neutropenic intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at particular risk for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. In these cases, radiological and microbiological methods (direct microscopy, culture), which can be used for diagnosis, have quite low sensitivity and specificity. The aims of this study were to evaluate the risk factors for invasive pulmonary(More)
Pineoblastoma are rare malignant embryonal tumors that arise from the pineal parenchyma. We report the case of an adult patient with pineoblastoma who presented with signs and symptoms of central nervous system infection. She was admitted to the emergency room with fever; headache; diplopia and a feeling of numbness in the legs and hands. There were no(More)
Pulmonary aspergillosis which is an important opportunistic infection in neutropenic patients, is usually caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Since the pathogenesis of disease is not well understood, the main proposed mechanism is thought to be cell-mediated immunity and cytokine response. The aim of this study was to investigate the local production of(More)
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