What is infectious diseases?

Infectious diseases is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, which may be hospital-acquired or community-acquired infections.

A patient may be referred to an infectious disease specialist when:

  • An infection is difficult to diagnose
  • An infection is accompanied by a high fever
  • A patient does not respond to treatment
  • A healthy person plans to travel to a foreign country or a location where infection risk is higher
  • Treating illnesses becomes a part of a patient's overall care; for example when a patient with HIV/AIDS


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