Infections are diseases that can occur in every part of our body, are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites, and some of them can be infectious. As a result of the advances in diagnostic methods and the use of new antimicrobial drugs, many infectious diseases can be diagnosed and treated.
Influenza, urinary tract infection, diarrhea can be serious and even fatal AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis, jaundice can be followed and treated by experts of infectious diseases. Since fever is one of the most common symptoms of infectious diseases and infections are the most common cause of fever, the infectious diseases unit plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with fever.
Microbiology laboratories play a decisive role in the diagnosis and follow-up of infectious diseases. Microorganisms causing these diseases can be demonstrated by culture methods, serological tests or direct examinations.
Infectious diseases specialists plan and implement team studies 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 the use of inappropriate antibiotics, continuously training personnel for infection control, and controlling the proper and effective cleaning of all units of the hospital.