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1905 Clint Moore, Suite 305, Boca Raton, FL 33496

Tel: 561-288-6153

Infectious Disease Specialist

What are the causes of infectious diseases?

 

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.

Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans. Example: Avian flu, Brucella, Bartonella, Lyme disease, Campylobacter, Cat-scratch disease, Toxoplasmosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Cryptococcosis, Toxocariasis, Salmonellosis, Cysticercosis, Histoplasma, Giardia.

Tropical diseases include all diseases that occur principally in the tropics. This term refers to infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Chagas disease, African Trypanosomiasis, and Dengue.

At IDT Clinic we treat a variety of Infectious Diseases, including but not limited to:

  • Skin infections: Cellulitis, Abscesses

  • Bone Infections: Osteomyelitis

  • Diabetic foot

  • Clostridium difficile infection

  • Pneumonia/Bronchitis

  • Sinusitis

  • Oral Thrush

  • Candidiasis

  • H. Pylori

  • Fungal infection

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis C

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Other STIs (Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes etc.)

  • Prosthetic Joint Infections

  • MRSA

  • UTI

  • Travel Related Infections

  • Latent Tuberculosis (Positive QuantiFERON)

Taking care of your health

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