Infectious Diseases

Consulta de Doenças Infeciosas


Diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites including:

  • Medical emergencies such as Malaria, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Sepsis and Skeletal Shock.
  • Fever without focus
  • Complex treatment conditions such as tuberculosis, bone, joint or spine infections and those caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria
  • Travelers Medicine: advice and disease prevention for travelers. Diagnosis and treatment of infectious syndromes after a trip.
  • Screening of latent infections and administration of prophylaxis in patients who need to start immunosuppressants or immunomodulators such as biological therapy, corticoids, azathioprine
  • Infections in patients whose immune system is weakened by oncological, immunological, drug, pregnancy or other conditions
  • HIV / AIDS and major associated morbidities
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Related Exams

Rx, gasimetria, serologias, hemoculturas, mieloculturas, urocultura, urina II; cultura de líquidos biológicos tais como líquido cefalorraquidiano, ascítico, pleural, pús; testes de biologia molecular, testes rápidos , baciloscopia
 

Main Pathologies / Diseases

  • Meningitis, Encephalitis, Pneumonia, Urinary tract infections (including repetitive infections)
  • Erysipelas, cellulites and abscesses
  • Influenza, Tuberculosis, Tick fever, Brucellosis, Q fever, Leptospirosis
  • HIV Infection and Hepatitis
  • Sexually transmitted infections: Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Clamydia, Genital Herpes
  • Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunia, Typhoid Fever, Rabies, Leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease

 

Patients presenting the following symptoms should seek this specialized consultation:

  • Fever, chills,  rashes
  • Pain, heat, flushing and edema localized
  • Alteration of consciousness, focal deficits (loss of strength in a limb, change in facial mimicry) and convulsions

 

medical specialty available on the following units