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Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Not exactly: All infectious disease specialists treat all things infectious as the result of bacterial, fungal, vital, or parasitic infection. They may treat children at some point but they also deal with adults. Pediatric infectious disease on the other hand is a sub-specialty of this group that treats only children and the infections specific to this population. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease doctors use special labs? The CDC labs?

Do infectious disease doctors use special labs?  The CDC labs?

Not necessary : A lot of labs can be performed at the local laboratory. Some may need to be sent out. If depends on what is being ordered. Take care! ...Read more

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May infectious disease doctors work at hospitals?

May infectious disease doctors work at hospitals?

Yes they may and do: Most infectious disease doctors do have privileges at the hospitals and work as consultants at most Hospitals ...Read more

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Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Will not help: Your lesions might be due to head injury smoking, hypertension, or migraine but could also be RIS, an early sign of MS. PET WON't dfferentiate but spinal tap or repeat MRI both brain and neck in 6 months might be considered ...Read more

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Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Not Quite: This is a doctor, trained as a pediatrician. Then further training was obtained in the area of childhood infections. Thus they are specialists in the area of childhood (pediatric) infections. An infectious disease doctor usually is the same but with training for adults only.Or occasionally for all ages. ...Read more

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Result of CT scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments(extensive metastatic disease) "?

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Result of CT scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments(extensive metastatic disease) "?

Very concerning...: These findings are extremely concerning and you need to discuss this with your healthcare team. You will likely undergo more tests and referrals to specialists who will provide you more detailed answers than what I am able to do. Do not delay. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?  My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Yes: As part of vascular training, infectious etiologies of the vascular tree are covered. There are a number of vascular disorders that are cause by infections and some feel atherosclerosis in some part can be cause by an infectious agent. Arterial aneurysms can develop due to infections as well a pseudo aneurysms. Infections of arterial grafts are a major problem and are treated primarily by surgery. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. 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/. ...Read more

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

Context & symptoms: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! in situations where there 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

Caseating granulomas: This sounds like tuberculosis, but may conceivably be systemic fungal infection like Histoplasmosis, rarely lymphoma or sarcoidosis. In India this is probably TB and either should be treated empirically or wait for the results of the biopsied lymph nodes. Sounds as if your doctor is very astute and would heed their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do hepatoligists use MRI scans in diagnostics? (alt^) unknown cause, referred to specialist. As i'm terrifiedof invasive procedures eg biopsy! useful

Do hepatoligists use MRI scans in diagnostics? (alt^) unknown cause, referred to specialist. As i'm terrifiedof invasive procedures eg biopsy! useful

Depends: In the usa, an MRI is a wonderful non-invasive means of evaluating the liver for causes of hepatitis. Ultrasound and ct are also non-invasive means of performing the same. Mr availability across the pond may not be what it is in the us, though. Good luck! ...Read more

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Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases = illness/ sickness ...Read more