Infectious diseases arise when your body tissues are invaded by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection.
Infections are caused by infectious agents including viruses, bacteria, parasitic roundworms, pinworms, ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi and other macroparasites such as tapeworms. You fight infections using your immune system and your reactions to these infections often involve inflammation.
Specific medications used to treat infections include antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, antiprotozoals, and antihelminthics. The branch of medicine that focuses on infections is referred to as infectious disease.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE TREATMENT
Infectious diseases are usually treated by administering intravenous (I.V.) medication. These I.V. therapies are available at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in our comfortable, outpatient setting. You are able to schedule your appointment, get your medicine, and get back to your life without having to go to a hospital.
We treat all kinds of infections, including bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal. Leading our unique outpatient center is Bruce E. Ruben, M.D., a seasoned expert at curing infections and sometimes the resulting non-healing wounds that can develop.
We treat so many type of infectious diseases, it is hard to list them all. Some of the more common infections we see include surgical site infections, hardware infections, soft-tissue infections, (cellulitis) kidney and UTI’s, MRSA, staph and a whole host of others. If you need help and are curious about an infection that you may have, please call our office at 248-624-9800. We are happy to help you.
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