The tinfectious disease doctor's task is to diagnose diseases caused by microbial damage to the body and to prescribe complex treatment against it. Last but not least, medicians are engaged in the prevention of infectious, studying in detail the causes and mechanisms of the disease symptoms development caused by pathogenic microorganisms, viruses or parasites.
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The infectious disease doctor's task is to diagnose diseases caused by microbial damage to the body and to prescribe complex treatment against it. Last but not least, medicians are engaged in the prevention of infectious, studying in detail the causes and mechanisms of the disease symptoms development caused by pathogenic microorganisms, viruses or parasites.
Infectious diseases can cause many different symptoms. Some are so mild that you may not even notice any symptoms, while others can be life-threatening. For certain infections, there are their own methods of treatment, for others, say viruses, medicine invented only methods of prevention such as vaccination, and learned to treat only the consequences of the infection, without the possibility of permanently ridding the body of the causative agent of the disease.
During the initial visit, the doctor listens to complaints and performs a physical examination of the patient. It focuses not only on the symptoms manifistation, but also on their duration and severity. Past illnesses, taken medications, allergies, patient's social history (physical contacts, trips, keeping animals, etc.) must be taken into account. The purpose of such information collection is the need to determine the presence and specificity of an infectious disease.
Admission of patients by the infectionist can be made independently or by referral from a family doctor or therapist, if:
- the patient's disease symptoms are resistant to treatment, including antibiotics;
- the infection is difficult to diagnose;
- the disease is accompanied by high temperature and severe complications;
- the patient is planning a trip or the disease occurred after the trip;
- the patient was diagnosed with HIV, AIDS, hepatitis B and C.
Confirmation of any infectious disease is carried out on the basis of the laboratory, and sometimes also instrumental tests, which are necessarily prescribed by a doctor. In our clinic, we perform following basic laboratory tests to confirm an infectious:
- general analyzes of blood and urine;
- study of cultures for microflora and determination of sensitivity to antibiotics, mucous or wound smears, sputum, excrements, joint fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.;
- molecular studies (PCR testing);
- serological studies;
- parasitological studies;
In the "Manufactura" clinic competent infectist specializing in the treatment of children's and adult infections, hepatitis, TORCH-infection, aggravated consequences of SARS and many other infectious diseases.
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