Investigation, diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases caused by microscopic organisms like bacteria, viruses and fungi are among the primary fields of activity for the department of Infectious Diseases. 

The Infectious Diseases department of Koç University Hospital attracts attention with academic productivity not only in Turkey, but also in international circles. A wide range of infectious disease cases are encountered in our region and provincial territory due to their intercontinental position, which has allowed us to gain a broad scope of experience in diagnosis and treatment of such conditions.

Infection control processes adopted by hospitals are recognized as a direct indicator of institutional quality. In this regard, our hospital has achieved the highest level of healthcare quality possible in infection containment procedures and become internationally acknowledged. Excellence, evidence-based practices, attention to patients’ preferences and the cheerful service offered to our patients reflect the basic framework of our principles.
 

Practices of the Department of Infectious Diseases

  • All advanced diagnostic facilities are available at our department, rendering us capable of diagnosing and treating conditions that cannot be diagnosed at other centers. 
  • Our team boasts a substantial amount of experience in evidence-based medical practices. 
  • Infection control practices of our department meet global standards. Team members of the department are recognized internationally with their training courses and scientific publications. 
  • Academic capacity of our department is sizeable, as displayed clearly in published works.
 

Service Subcategories of Infectious Diseases

  • Follow-up of and training on infection control
  • Treatment of refractory infections
  • Diagnostic tests for infectious diseases

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • High fever
  • Elevate body temperature during cancer and its treatment
  • Urinary tract complaints (urination frequency, burning sensation)
  • Coughing, dyspnea and chest pain accompanied with high fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache, clouded consciousness and nape stiffness accompanied with high fever
  • Hemorrhagic fevers
  • Icterus/jaundice
The course of an infectious diseases is usually characterized with fever. Therefore, patients exhibiting high fever as well as prolonged episodes of fever of unknown etiology are treated at the department of infectious diseases. 
  • Febrile diseases of unknown etiology
  • Infections in oncology patients
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • New infections
  • Diseases accompanied with diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Infections involving the central nervous system
  • Infections spread through respiration
  • Acute and chronic viral hepatitis (Jaundice)
  • Infections associated with medical care
  • Diabetic foot and wound infections
  • Infection control
  • Adult immunization
  • Diagnosis and treatment of HIV / AIDS patients
  • COVID-19 management