A 79-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)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde answered
27 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
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.
Answered on Apr 11, 2014
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