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In the Tokat and Sivas provinces of Turkey, the overall Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) seroprevalence was 12.8% among 782 members of a high-risk population. CCHFV seroprevalence was associated with history of tick bite or tick removal from animals, employment in animal husbandry or farming, and being >40 years of age.
We aimed to test the antimicrobial susceptibility of 28 Bacillus anthracis strains isolated from cutaneous anthrax cases to various antimicrobial agents using the Sceptor automatic system in an anthrax endemic area. All strains tested were susceptible to penicillin (MIC < or = 0.03 microg/ml). Piperacillin-tazobactam and carbapenems showed good activity(More)
Peripancreatic tuberculous lymphadenitis is a very rare and difficult diagnosis. We report herein a patient with a clinically solitary abdominal tuberculoma. A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with moderate-level obstructive jaundice due to a mass located between pylorus and head of the pancreas. There were no clinical signs or symptoms of(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne infection which has been increasing in Turkey and European countries since the year 2000. The disease is particularly endemic in the Middle East and in some African countries. It is also seen in European countries as a travel infection. Patients with confirmed diagnosis are usually hospitalized for(More)
Mucormycosis often develops in immunocompromised patients, particularly in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. Unless early diagnosis and treatment is established mucormycosis leads rapidly to death. A 38-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a severe diabetic ketoacidosis. Her clinical status improved in 4 days as a result of aggressive medical(More)
We aimed to provide data on the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in this largest case series ever reported. The Haydarpasa-1 study involved patients with microbiologically confirmed TBM in Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria and Turkey between 2000 and 2012. A positive culture,(More)
No data on whether brucellar meningitis or meningoencephalitis can be treated with oral antibiotics or whether an intravenous extended-spectrum cephalosporin, namely, ceftriaxone, which does not accumulate in phagocytes, should be added to the regimen exist in the literature. The aim of a study conducted in Istanbul, Turkey, was to compare the efficacy and(More)
OBJECTIVE Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate. Despite increasing knowledge about viral hemorrhagic fevers, the pathogenesis of CCHF and causes of death have not been well described. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the cardiac functions of CCHF patients. METHODS This prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral ribavirin treatment in patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). METHODS In 2004, all patients diagnosed with CCHF were treated with oral ribavirin, however in 2003 none of the CCHF patients had been given treatment due to lack of confirmatory diagnostic information at that(More)
BACKGROUND Giardia intestinalis, the most common parasite in the world, causes several adverse effects on school children, with the prevalence rate ranging between 7.3% and 28% (mean 13.8%) in Turkey. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible adverse effects of G. intestinalis on success at school, and the mean weight and height of primary(More)