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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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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

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