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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My boyfried just got over a UTI (urinary tract infection). How long is it contagious?

Noncontagious unless: He has a gonoccal (gonorrhea) or chlamydial UTI. Most UTIs are due to E. coli bacteria or other gram -ve organisms which are not contagious. 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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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 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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more