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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

As below: I'd specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids
specifically they look for tell tale signs of infections, also suggest infection control measures. ...Read more

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Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm. Org or astmh. Org. ...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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Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm. Org or astmh. Org. ...Read more

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Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

If indicated, yes-: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it!
if indicated, yes- for example:
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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How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

Alot of studying: You graduate medical school then do 3 years of internal medicine residency then you have to pass the abim internal medicine certification exam then you do 2 years of infectiious disease fellowship then you have to pass the abim infectious disease board examination to be a board certified infectious disease specialist. ...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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Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

No: I'd specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids. ...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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What do infectious disease specialists do exactly?

What do infectious disease specialists do exactly?

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/. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

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

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How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

ID fellowship: Here's how you do it in the us: go to medical school. Then do a residency in internal medicine. After that, do a fellowship in infectious diseases. ...Read more

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What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?

What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?

Keep at it.: If multiple GI specialists are stumped after having the results of endoscopies and pathology reports it is not likely that guessing over the internet is going to solve this problem. ...Read more

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

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How do people fight off infectious diseases?

Vaccination and...: Exercising good hygiene and avoiding risky behavior, e.g. Sexual promiscuity. ...Read more

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Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Infectology?: A spanish doctor once referred to an I d doc as an infectologist. Infectology could therefore describe the study of infection but it is not in common use. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good resources on infectious diseases?

Please tell me what are some good resources on infectious diseases?

ID resources: I think the best place to start is the CDC website - they have both technical and more general information for the lay reader.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/DiseasesConditions/
Wikipedia is also good because they explain things in a logical fashion, although it's not scientifically rigorous - so that info has to be taken with a grain of salt. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Infectious_disease Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

Microorganisms: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Everything else is non-infectious (except for the "non-infectious" diseases that will turn out to be infectious once we figure out what really causes them). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how infectious diseases and chronic diseases differ?

See below: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites, fungi etc. Chronic diseases are those that last a long time such as diabetes, hypertension etc. As opposed to acute which are recent or sudden in onset. Some infectious diseases can be chronic like bone infections while others are acute like pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract infectious diseases while waiting in the emergecy department?

Is it possible to contract infectious diseases while waiting in the emergecy department?

Unfortunately yes: Especially some of the childhood diseases that are supposed to be immunized for with measles and chickenpox high up on the list. During its short run, the sars coronavirus also spread in er waiting rooms. ...Read more

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What are the most common infectious diseases occuring in developing countries of the world?

What are the most common infectious diseases occuring in developing countries of the world?

Diarrheal illness: Diarrheal illnesses kill more people than any other sort of illness and most of these deaths occur in the third world. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of people have access to medicine that prevents infectious diseases?

All who have insuran: In us all who have medica insurance or access to a free clinic and others too if they can afford
that's what affordable care act is for also called obamacare. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching aids or other infectious diseases while swimming in pool?

What are the chances of catching aids or other infectious diseases while swimming in pool?

Small at best.: Unless the pool is very run down, it is highly unlikely that infectious diseases like aids would be transmitted in the pool. Pools are usually chlorinated, and if not, they should be, or at least cleaned by another process. This kills most, if not all infections. Many substances, including human waste can be in a pool, so there must be some cleaning system in place. If not, don't swim there. ...Read more

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How to get a non-fda research test for infectious diseases with little to no involvement from m.D.? Right person to ask for this? Educated guess?

How to get a non-fda research test for infectious diseases with little to no involvement from m.D.? Right person to ask for this? Educated guess?

Commercial labs: Not certain what you are asking and what specific tests you want done, but you might check with a local commercial laboratory and see if they have a phlebotamist or require physician orders to run tests. ...Read more

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Why did pediatric infectious diseases call my daughter louse?

More info: Louse is the singular for lice. Does your daughter have lice? I can't imagine anyone calling your daughter a louse. If you misheard then perhaps speaking to the doc again would really help. ...Read more

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What infectious diseases can affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

What infectious diseases can affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

T.O.R.C.H.+: Toxoplasmosis, Other (Varicella-zoster, syphilis, parvovirus B19), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes simplex are the illnesses associated with know congenital effects. Other illness that can affect that pregnancy and the newborn: STDs including gonorrhea chlamydia and HIV, Flu, Listeriosis, group B strep, Trichomoniasis, and Hepatitis B. ...Read more

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Can a doctor specialize in family medicine and then do a fellowship in infectious diseases?

Can a doctor specialize in family medicine and then do a fellowship in infectious diseases?

No: Internal medicine and pediatrics both have infectious disease fellowships available after their primary training is completed. This is not available to those completing residencies in family practice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

Can you tell me the infectious diseases that would affect an unborn child when the mother has it?

Most all infectious: Diseases that a mother has when pregnant, will pass to the unborn child. They are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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How do Infectious Diseases Doctors compare to Lyme Literate Doctors.  What's the controversy.  I'm very confused?

How do Infectious Diseases Doctors compare to Lyme Literate Doctors.  What's the controversy.  I'm very confused?

See below: I'd doctors have reviewed all scientific evidence about lyme disease and published that information in the journal clincial infectious diseases. This review proved there is no evidence to support the existence of chronic lyme disease. Many lyme literate doctors ignore scientific fact and treat patients for chronic lyme disease a condition they do not have and which does not exist. ...Read more

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With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?

With the increase of drug-resistent strains of different infectious diseases, is the future of antibiotic use bleak?

No: The future of antibiotic use in general is not bleak as newer ones are likely to be discovered (even though it's getting harder to do so). What is bleak is the prospect of existing antibiotics, whose efficacy continue to wane as more bacetria develop resistance to them due to their abuse and misuse. ...Read more

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Two relatives of mine are coming from India to Canada live permanently with me, could they carry infectious diseases like ebola or tuberculosis?

Two relatives of mine are coming from India to Canada live permanently with me, could they carry infectious diseases like ebola or tuberculosis?

Ebola-no, TB-check: Ebola is very doubtful unless there is recent travel to Africa. TB is something they should be tested for and cleared prior to travel if concern is there. ...Read more

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What's the best book to study for infectious diseases?

What's the best book to study for infectious diseases?

Depends: Depends on your goals and previous educational training. In Pediatrics The Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Disease is our "bible" when we need a reference. There are plenty of interesting non-fiction books out there for the curious.

http://www. Goodreads. Com/shelf/show/infectious-disease ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

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. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

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. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more

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What are the actual differences between infectious diseases and contagious disease? Any answers appreciated!

Contagious disease: By definition - contagious means you're liable to 'catch' something from someone else. I think of 'the flu', chickenpox, 'meningitis' as good examples of that. (So always good to practice hygiene!). Whereas infectious diseases encompasses all that PLUS other diseases caused by 'germs' that may not necessarily be contagious: for example those deadly amoeba that kill kids every summer, Lyme dz etc. ...Read more

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How do doctors contain infectious diseases?

Good hygiene: Doctors contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good hygiene, always washing hands before and after patient encounters, using alcohol swabs for stethoscopes and medical equipment. At a public health community level there are public sanitation systems and monitoring in place to track diseases and control their spread. Check out cdc website for more info. ...Read more

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How long is medic school, for infectious diseases? :)

13-14 years: 4 years college 4 years medical school 3 years internal medicine residency. 2-3 years infectious disease fellowship. ...Read more

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

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