Nazif Elaldi

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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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES We have established a severity grading score (SGS) system for predicting the fatality in Crimean - Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) for the first time. METHODS This SGS has been set up by using several variables which were assumed to be associated with mortality according to the literature and also were considered to have clinical(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)
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)
In this report, a case of community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis (CA-ABM) caused by CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli in an elderly male patient was presented in the light of literature. Cultures of cerebrospinal fluid, blood, ear discharge, and stool samples yielded CTX-M-15-producing E. coli in-vitro, which was resistant to the extended-spectrum(More)