Infections are diseases that can occur in every area of our body, created by bacteria, viruses or parasites, and some of which can be contagious. As a result of advances in diagnostic methods and the use of new antimicrobial drugs, many infectious diseases can be diagnosed and treated.
A very wide group of diseases, from flu, urinary tract infection, diarrhea to AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis, jaundice, which can be serious or even fatal, can be monitored and treated by infectious disease specialists. Because fever is one of the most common signs of infectious diseases, and infections are the most common cause of Fever, The Infectious Diseases unit has an important place in the evaluation of patients with fever.
Microbiology laboratories play a decisive role in the diagnosis and follow-up of infectious diseases. Microorganisms that cause these diseases can be shown by serological tests or direct examinations by Culture Methods.
Infectious disease specialists plan and implement team work to monitor and prevent hospital infections caused by highly resistant microorganisms, especially in intensive care units. The infection control committee established for this purpose carries out the duties of preventing improper use of antibiotics, constantly training staff for Infection Control, and monitoring the proper and effective cleanliness of all units of the hospital.
Infectious disease specialists advise adults on vaccine requirements and vaccination.