PATIENT EDUCATION

Infectious diseases can be complex, like hepatitis or AIDS, or can be simple in nature, like the flu. Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Examples of conditions that are commonly evaluated and treated by an infectious disease specialist are:

  • Infections of the Skin (Cellulitis)
  • Soft tissue and bone infections (Osteomylitis)
  • Recurrent infections – pneumonias, sinusitis, or urinary tract infections
  • Staph infection (MRSA)
  • Diabetic foot infection
  • Infectious diarrhea and other parasitic intestinal infections
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Fever of unknown cause
  • Travel medicine and illnesses related to travel to developing countries