The department of Infectious Diseases at Aster CMI hospital deals with the diagnosis, management and prevention of a wide variety of infections. Infectious Diseases (ID) specialists have expertise in infections that involve various organ systems: the sinuses, brain, heart, lung, genito-urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bone and joints.
Although common infections may be managed by internists, inputs from ID specialists may be sought for the following:
ID specialists are also involved in infection control, antibiotic stewardship, surveillance and management of healthcare-associated infections.
The specialty offers both outpatient and inpatient clinical services, which include:
In all of the above infections, the ID specialist in conjunction with other branches, may help determine the cause of infection through appropriate diagnostics, thereby outlining the best treatment plan for the patient.