Treatments & services: Infectious disease

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Infectious disease specialists consult with hospital and ER physicians to start patients on the proper antibiotics as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed...


Botulism is a serious illness, and you will need to be hospitalized for treatment. Infectious disease specialists may recommend one or more of the following treatment options: Botulism antitoxin injections to fight the toxin or bacteria Ventilator or breathing tube to help ease breathing Surgery of infected wounds with follow-up antibiotics Feeding tube or intravenous fluids for patients who have difficulty swallowing


Influenza, swine flu and human parainfluenza viruses are usually not severe enough to cause major problems for healthy adults. Most people recover within one to two weeks with minimal treatment...


Although there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, antiretroviral medications can suppress the virus to prevent or delay the onset of AIDS. The HIV/AIDS professionals help patients manage their illness and live full and healthy lives...


MRSA infections can worsen and become severe, if left untreated. Depending on the location and severity of MRSA infection you have, you may need one or more of the following treatment options: For skin MRSA infections, your infectious disease specialist can drain the abscess and cover it with a bandage to avoid spreading the infection...


Treatment options vary depending on the type of parasite you may have and the severity of your infection. Your physician may recommend treatments for your infection or for symptom relief: Antibiotics for the infection Antiparasitic agents to get rid of the parasites Antidiarrheal medications Plenty of fluids, especially water, for dehydration The CART Travel Immunization Center provides medical information and immunizations for people who are traveling internationally...


Because parvovirus B19 is a viral infection, there is no cure. Parvovirus usually runs its course within 1 to 2 weeks. During that time, infectious disease physicians may recommend one or more of the following for symptom relief: Plenty of rest and fluids, especially water Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever, headache and joint pain and swelling Antihistamine medications for itching People who have complications may require medical care including: Intravenous immunoglobin treatment to increase protective antibodies and contain the infection Blood transfusions for people who have anemia