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Department

Infectious Diseases

Overview:

In the current era when different infections are emerging the need for Infectious diseases specialists is eminent, especially in a country like India where infections are still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.

Mission:

To improve patient care by fighting infectious diseases through early diagnosis and timely appropriate treatment. Also to educate patients for prevention of infections.

Objectives:

To provide high-quality patient care with evidence-based medicine to patients with infections.

To guide during the management of infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics.

To promote research in Infectious diseases to generate Indian data.

Areas of Interest:

1. Community-acquired infections like:

  • Pneumonia (COVID-19, H1N1, Bacterial Pneumonia)
  • Tropical fevers - Malaria, Dengue, Typhoid, Leptospirosis, scrub typhus
  • Evaluation of Pyrexia of unknown origin
  • Recurrent Infections

2. Hospital-acquired infections

3. Infections with drug-resistant organisms

4. Invasive fungal infections

5. Infections in high-risk patients

  • Cancer Patients
  • Patients with organ (kidney, heart, liver, lung) transplants
  • Patients with bone marrow transplant / leukemia
  • Patients on steroids and hemodialysis

6. Tuberculosis: diagnosis and treatment of sensitive and drug-resistant tuberculosis affecting lungs, brain, and other organs.

7. HIV: Immediate and long-term management of HIV positive individuals, treatment, and prevention of other HIV associated infections. Management of other sexually transmitted infections.

8. Prosthesis related infections: 

  • Joint and other orthopedic implant-related infections
  • Infection of other prostheses - artificial heart valves, cardiac leads

9. Adult vaccination for various preventable infections in adults, especially in high-risk candidates.

10. Travel medicine for advice regarding preventive measures, vaccines according to their travel. Infections after returning from travel.

11. Hospital Infection prevention and control

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