Infectious diseases come from a number of sources: bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Still others are passed from person-to-person or from insect or animal bites. Mild infections might respond to over-the-counter treatments. But, some more serious infections may require medical intervention and prescription antibiotics.
Our specialists treat a variety of diseases and illnesses including, but not limited to the following:
- Blood-borne diseases
- Clostridium Difficile (C. diff)
- Device infection after joint replacement
- Fever of unknown origin
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Infections associated with cancer or other immune compromised states
- Pacemaker infections
- Respiratory infections
- Staph infection and MRSA
- Travel related diseases
Some infections – such as hepatitis A, measles and chickenpox – can be prevented through routine vaccination. Contact your primary care provider if you need to update your immunizations.
Our infectious disease care team specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Our specialists work with experts from other subspecialties to determine the diagnosis and best course of treatment for diseases like West Nile virus, new strains of E. coli, and HIV/AIDS.