Department of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease Specialists apart from having expertise in contagious diseases like Tuberculosis, Measles have a very important role to play in getting to the core of diagnosis in patients with Fever of unknown origin, correlating with microbiological reports and trying to reach the conclusion of the unidentified fever.
It also deals with ICU Infections, Transplant Infections, HIV Infections, and Infections in Immune-Compromised patients which is a specialty on its own. 
This branch after getting to the core diagnosis helps to give the correct choice of antibiotics or other antimicrobial agents which is very important for the recovery of the patient.
It also deals with guidelines for Adult vaccination for healthy patients and also for patients having comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Kidney Liver diseases, etc. to prevent infections. A team of infectious disease experts works round the clock to deliver the best consultation and care to the patients. 
In hospitals and health care systems, ID specialists often oversee infection control (e.g. preventing health care-associated infections), antibiotic stewardship, use of diagnostic tests, radiology services, micro lab services and hazardous waste management.

Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai undertakes extensive diagnosis to ascertain the type of infection, and the underlying causes associated with it. A blood test is a good-to-diagnostic method for identifying infections, additionally, the doctor may prescribe other investigations should it be necessary.

  • Infectious Diseases
    The department of infectious diseases at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai undertakes extensive diagnosis to ascertain the type of infection, and the underlying causes associated with it. A blood test is a good-to diagnostic method for identifying infections, additionally the doctor may prescribe other investigations should it be necessary.

Infectious diseases is a super speciality subject which is a very important branch in the Western World and in India we have very few hand-countable Infectious Diseases Consultants. We at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai have these important Infectious Diseases services available as Super Speciality.

An infectious disease (ID) specialist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses (such as HIV and hepatitis), fungi and parasites. Known as ‘medical detectives’, ID specialists solve complicated cases by identifying the causes of infection and the most effective treatment. They often work alongside general internists and paediatricians as well as other medical and surgical specialists, lending their expertise to the treatment of infections in major organ systems (e.g. Cardiovascular system, Central Nervous System, Circulatory system, etc.).

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Infectious disease specialists are particularly important in the context of emerging infectious diseases, outbreaks, and global health concerns. They often work in hospitals, clinics, and research institutions, and they may also be involved in public health initiatives.


  • What is Infectious diseases?

    Infectious diseases are disorders caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and prions. These microorganisms can invade the body, multiply, and cause illness by disrupting normal bodily functions. Infectious diseases can be transmitted from person to person, through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, through insect or animal bites, or through ingestion of contaminated food or water.

  • What types of infectious diseases does the department handle?

    This question helps to understand the scope of the department's work, whether it focuses on specific diseases or has a broader mandate.

  • What measures does the department take to prevent the spread of infectious diseases?

    This question can address both proactive and reactive measures taken by the department to control and prevent the spread of infections.

  • How does the department address antibiotic resistance and emerging infectious diseases?

    Inquiring about strategies to tackle challenges like antibiotic resistance and new infectious disease threats.

  • What should individuals do if they suspect they have an infectious disease?

    Providing guidance for individuals who may be concerned about their health or potential exposure to infectious diseases.

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