The department of Infectious Diseases at Aster CMI hospital deals with the diagnosis, management and prevention of a wide variety of infections. Infectious Diseases (ID) specialists have expertise in infections that involve various organ systems: the sinuses, brain, heart, lung, genito-urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bone and joints.
Although common infections may be managed by internists, inputs from ID specialists may be sought for the following:
- A difficult-to-diagnose infection
- Management of complex infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites
- Travel advice to those who are visiting a foreign location where infection risk is higher
- Patients with HIV/ AIDS
- ID specialists are also involved in infection control, antibiotic stewardship, surveillance and management of healthcare-associated infections.