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what is an infectious disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
BacterialViralFungal: All diseases caused by infectious agents like Bacteria,Viruses,Fungi,Protozoa and Helminths Includes intestinal parasites,Malaria Parasites and others are infectious diseases

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What do infectious disease specialists do exactly ?

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Studies infections..: This little space does not justice to the most interesting specialty in medicine today. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/.
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Are STDs infectious diseases?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Yes: An infectious disease is a disease caused by microorganisms (bacteria, virus, parasites, fungi). All sexually transmitted diseases are infectious.
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Information site on infectious disease?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Cdc: <www.Cdc.Gov> is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases <www.Promedmail.Org> is a good place to follow outbreaks all over the world.
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Do infectious diseases trigger antiphospholipid syndrome ?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
In theory: In theory if you have preexisting antiphospholipid antibodies, a major infection such sepsis can trigger these antibodies to cause clotting events.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Where to find infectious disease specialist?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
ID doctors in Texas: I did a google search for you - you are right, there aren't any ID docs in your town. It looks like you'll have to travel to get an office apt. Maybe you could get some 'direction' from the docs here on Health tap? - at least get the ball rolling...http://www.healthgrades.com/infectious-disease-medicine-directory/tx-texas/lake-jackson. Good luck

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