The department of Infectious Diseases at Deepam Pallavaram hospitals, has a group of specialist doctors and allied health staff who are dedicated in providing patient-centred, evidence-based medical care in a clinical environment.
Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialist deals with the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of infections and has expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of difficult to treat infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. ID physicians also specialize in treating patients with infections due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. The specialty is involved in providing medical travel advice including immunizations for those going to and returning from foreign destinations. Infectious diseases specialists play an active role in infection control, antibiotic stewardship and the management of healthcare-associated infections.