Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology was established in 1995 and currently serves with a total of four faculty members.

In our department, inpatient, outpatient treatments and laboratory services are provided, Infection Control Committee studies and also the education of students and trainees are carried out. The reports were prepared and approved after the visit of the Executive Board of the IKMEYK (Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Education and Competence Board), which was elected by the Accreditation Board of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases on May 31, 2013, and our department has been accredited and taken Certificate of Proficiency in Education of Trainee.

In our clinic; there are 16 beds where inpatients have medical care with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, as well as an outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment unit where daily patients are followed up. In addition, it is among our responsibilities to monitor patients in all the hospital's inpatient clinics through infection consultations, to ensure the rational use of antibiotics and to establish related policies, to prevent the development of infections in the special patient groups, and to ensure that patients and their relatives are trained about infectious diseases and prevention methods.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the patients are within the scope of our outpatient services. Providing vaccination against vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, especially Hepatitis B, educating patients and their relatives more widely about infectious diseases, and ensuring the notification of infectious diseases are among the main objectives of our outpatient services.

In our laboratory, microbiological examinations of our patients as well as intensive care unit patients and blood culture examinations of all inpatients are carried out. Molecular scientific research studies are also carried out.

The Infection Control Committee, which is carried out by our Department, determines the policies required to reduce hospital infection rates and prevent outbreaks and prepares instructions on the methods to be followed. Our committee also holds meetings to educate faculty, health and auxiliary health personnel about hospital infection control measures. In addition, the Committee works to reduce infection rates with feedback from the data of the hospital infection surveillance. In addition, our hospital is one of the hospitals chosen by the Ministry of Health for infection control nurse training. In addition to all this, training of hospital staff and vaccination of health workers is also carried out by the Infection Control Committee.

In our department, education is given to third and fifth-year students of the Faculty of Medicine and trainees.

To communicate with our department:

0262 303 70 84

0262 303 70 50

Our Fields of Study:

  • Medical Microbiology 1 Laboratory
  • Infection Control Committee
  • Applied Training of Infection Control Nurses
  • Vaccination Unit
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Unit
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • İnpatient Clinics

Educational Studies:

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Which patients are being cared in the Infectious Diseases Department?

All patients with fever, jaundice, those with hidden jaundice, cold, flu, throat inflammation, urinary tract infection, infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, diabetic foot infections, patients with HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, typhoid fever, dysentery, tetanus, suspected rabies exposures, inflammatory diarrhea, patients with Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, tick bites, tularemia. In addition, foreign patients can also take medical care within the scope of health tourism.

Is Hospitalization Possible when Necessary?

We give medical care to the patients who need to be hospitalized in our 16-beds inpatient clinic.

Do You Have a Private Room?

We have two single rooms, it is possible to reside in these rooms by paying a fee which is determined by the Chief Medical Officer.

Are Patients Such as Shingles, Measles, Chickenpox Admitted to Your Department?

Indeed, in recent years, the adult age group has also seen diseases such as chickenpox and measles, which are also more severe than children. Of course, these patients are our patients, and since they are contagious, it is inconvenient for them to be admitted to other clinics. The first examinations of these patients are performed in our outpatient clinic, and severe patients hospitalization is made. Shingles is also our disease and is contagious, it should be in the infectious diseases ward.

Do you also care infections in pregnant women? Would It Be Right if Pregnant Women with Infection Came to You?

They will be done just right, both infections in pregnant women and infections that can be transmitted to the baby are our specialty.

Would you advise us if we came to you when we were going on the trip?

You can get the necessary information about infections that can be transmitted in the countries you will visit, vaccine or drug treatment, recommendations and methods of protection from infectious diseases by applying to our outpatient clinic.

Can We Come To You When We Have The Flu, Angin, Cold,?

The main place of examination of such diseases is Infectious Diseases, you can be sure that you will get the best and correct medical care. You will also be informed about the methods of transmission and protection.

Are you interested in diseases such as diarrhea and dysentery?

Microbial diarrhea and dysentery are the main diseases of infection. It's our job to investigate, diagnose and treat the microorganism.

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Academic Staff:

Professor.Dr. Birsen MUTLU (Head of the Department)

Professor.Dr. Sıla AKHAN

Asst.Professor.Dr. Emel AZAK KARALİ

Asst.Professor.Dr. Özlem GÜLER

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