Infectious Diseases are the group of diseases that are most prevalent both in our country and around the world and they are caused by microorganism (bacteria, viruses, parasites).

Febrile diseases (flu, colds, diarrhea, food poisoning, erysipelas, typhoid fever, brucellosis, viral hepatitis, meningitis, malaria), parasitic diseases such as intestinal worms, osteomyelitis, surgical infections, and such particular diseases are analyzed, diagnosed, and treated in infectious diseases department.

Also, travel medicine and adult vaccination programs, which recently gained importance, are diagnosed and treated in infectious diseases department.


Some of the infectious diseases are listed below:

Group A Beta hemolytic streptococci; these are bacterial microorganisms.  They cause pharyngeal infections (pharyngitis) in people who stay indoors together, especially in winter. Streptococci spread among humans with the drops that are exhaled while breathing.

Parasitic infections occur when eggs of helminths are ingested or when the larvae enter the body by penetrating into the skin.

Diarrhea is a condition characterized by number (more than twice or thrice) and amount (more than 200 g) of daily defecation above normal limits and watery stool. It can be caused by many infectious or non-infectious reasons.

Typhoid fever and parathyphoid fever, also called enteric fever, are almost identical conditions and the only difference is the microorganism that cause the disease. The disease is characterized by confusion, persistent fever, headache and abdominal pain and it spreads by contaminated foods and water; it may occasionally cause outbreaks in some countries and even death is likely, if it is left untreated.

While different infections are observed in different countries, many infectious diseases, even including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, may occur in developed countries and they require quick diagnosis and treatment.

Moreover, counseling services are available, including travel medicine and vaccination and other preventive methods for infectious diseases.

All measures are taken that include the infrastructure of hospital and operating principles in order to avoid one of the most important and recent problems at hospitals, namely nosocomial infections. An Infection Control Committee is founded in our hospital to serve patients in a hygienic environment throughout their treatment. Air and surface disinfections are performed with the most up-to-date and safest methods.

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gülerdelibaltadamali.png Güler DELİBALTA M.D. Infectious Diseases Physician Info