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A 73-year-old male asked:

Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. what is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Intensivist: Sirs is a serious illness usually requiring intensive medical care. In the adult world, most pulmonologists are also intensivists since they get dual qualification. However in pediatrics, pulmonology and intensive care are two separate specialties. Another name for intensivist: critical care specialist.
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Dr. Mark Sorrentino
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Intensivist: Typically an intensivist or an id specialist.
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Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 36 years experience
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Apr 12, 2014
Last updated May 17, 2015

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