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Overview

Professionals at Sahyadri Hospital offer a wide range of assistance to provide cures to severe and difficult-to-diagnose infectious disorders. These diseases mainly develop from the actions of pathogenic microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. Our highly trained professional team is dedicated to investigating, diagnosing, and treating the cause of infectious disease in adults. We help the patient cure the problem before it starts spreading directly or indirectly from person to person. They also keep in mind what areas to focus on to manage the infection and prevent high-risk patients.

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Condition we treat

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Cardiovascular device-associated infections
  • Complicated UTIs
  • Difficile infection
  • Device-associated infections
  • Diskitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Fever
  • Fungal infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Head and neck infections
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infections in cancer patients
  • Infections in the immunocompromised
  • Infectious diseases
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Meningitis
  • Nontuberculosis mycobacterial infections
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic bowel dysfunction
  • Neuroinfectious disease
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Neuromyotonia
  • Neuropathic pain syndromes
  • Neuropathies
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Niemann-Pick
  • Nonvasculitic autoimmune inflammatory meningoencephalitis
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Nystagmus
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Postoperative infections
  • Prosthetic joint infections
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Transplant-associated infections
  • Travel-related infectious diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley fever
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Viral infections

Adult infectious disease treatment

This section of the hospital has world-leading professionals and an innovative research team to provide robust components. They collaboratively work on areas to cure tuberculosis, respiratory infections, gram-positive infections, inflammation, international health, and sepsis. The mission here is to fight infection through early detection and educate patients on preventing the condition. In addition to this, they help control epidemics and outbreaks of infectious disorders. The areas mainly include the following:

Community-acquired disorders

Our professional help in controlling and treating community-acquired infections. These infections mainly include those disorders that are acquired from outside the hospital like the following:

  • Tropical fevers: These mainly include Typhoid, Dengue, Malaria, scrub typhus, and Leptospirosis.
  • Recurrent infection: These mainly include infections that are huge in numbers, from too long ago, and too severe.
  • Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection that deeply affects either one or both the lungs. The main reason behind this is the action of fungi, viruses, and bacteria. In worse situations, it makes it very difficult for the patients to breathe.
  • Pyxeria: It is a type of fever where the body’s temperature increases as a natural defense system against the infection. But sometimes, it turns to be dangerous for the health of the patient.

Infection in high-risk patient

Patients going through cancer treatment, organ transplant, or severe kidney disease are at high risk of developing an infection. Our experts keep track of their health and help them prevent and treat the disorder.

  • Cancer: Patients who are going through chemotherapy are prone to catch the infection. This is because of the treatment their immune system weakens. Thus, it is essential to keep them away from infectious conditions.
  • Bone marrow transplant: After going through a bone marrow transplant, it is common to catch a bacterial infection. If it is not treated promptly, it can increase the risk of morbidity.
  • Organ transplant: When going through an organ transplant, the receiver may suffer from HCV infection derived from the donor. It is important to take the precaution against it although it is an uncommon source of infection.

HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus is a type of virus that strikes the immune system of the body. If you do nothing to control it, it can turn into a highly threatening disease AIDS. It can also transmit from one person to another through semen, blood, breast milk, and vaginal or rectal fluids. 

Tuberculosis

People mainly suffer from tuberculosis or TB due to the action of a bacterium named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria cause damage in the lung area, but the disease can affect any part of the body like the spine, kidney, and brain. Having TB does not always lead to sickness. However, you must cure it immediately.

Infection during prosthesis

The most serious complication that people suffer from the joint replacement process is infection. It usually arises because of the action of bacteria named Staphylococcus aureus that grows into the body or is derived during the surgery or any other procedure afterward. It mainly arrives in the wound or around the area of artificial implants and requires immediate attention.

Pediatric infectious disease treatment

A part of the infectious disease department of Sahyadri hospital is dedicated to looking after the children’s healthcare. It is to access, identify and treat children and teens of complicated infections capable of causing severe harm. The pediatric doctors are highly trained in the specific field and have extensive knowledge in infection control, immunology, and epidemiology. They evaluate the problem through performing different diagnosis tests, interprets lab studies, and suggest treatment. The areas of treatment mainly involve:

ENT infection

Upper respiratory viral infection is common in children that arises because of the action of bacteria. During the condition, the child has bad breath, cough, low energy, crankiness, swelling around the eyes, and thick nasal drip. There are also other problems relating to ear infections, tonsils, and asthma that our specialist looks after.

Foodborne infection

This type of infection is mainly gastrointestinal in nature. It often results in diarrhea, upset stomach, and vomiting in children. However, if not treated, the condition worsens, leading to severely dehydrated, blood in the stool, and high fever. The doctors here can help examine the condition and treat the infection.

CNS infection

CNS infection in children can be a life-threatening condition that weakens the body’s immune system to a large level. Thus, it requires immediate diagnosis and treatment. Our highly skilled infectious disease specialists help investigate the problem and treat it immediately. The most common cause of this disease is the action of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. These viruses usually inflame the layers of tissue covering the spine and brain.

Immunocompromised infection

Due to certain conditions, the child may suffer from an immunocompromised infection. On the other hand, some may be born with an abnormal immune system and have a genetic problem like SCID or CGD. It is very important to fight the infection to avoid many life-threatening diseases. A kid suffering from this problem may show the symptom of fever, will have low WBC, and inflamed gastrointestinal tract.

Travel-related infection

When returning from different developing countries, the children often catch infectious diseases like cutaneous larva migrant, malaria, respiratory infection, and diarrhea. These diseases can sometimes result in more severe consequences if not taken care of. However, our multidisciplinary doctors can help treat the condition and provide some important pretravel information that can prevent the infection.

Abdominal infection

The most common abdominal infection seen in kids is Gastroenteritis which results from the action of bacterial, viral, or parasitic organisms. If a kid is suffering from this disease, he/she may show symptoms of fever, vomiting, poor appetite, diarrhea, abdominal cramp, and high dehydration. The doctor can help access the condition, diagnose it and treat it before getting worse.

Respiratory infection

Children are often prone to catch viral respiratory infections affecting their throat, nose, and airways. It can develop from the action of several viruses and may result in influenza or the common cold. Typical symptoms you get to see in respiratory infections are cough, running nose, nasal congestion, irritability, and scratchy throat. The doctor can give a vaccination and good hygiene tip to help cure the problem and prevent returning in the future. 

Why Sahyadri Hospital

People turn to Sahyadri Hospital to diagnose and cure a wide range of infectious diseases. We have specialists with years of experience in treating infection in both children and adults from around the globe. They are highly trained in treating complex and bloodstream infections. Moreover, they have extensive knowledge about the rare and complex conditions of emerging pathogens.

In addition to this, our team has specialists, nurse, advanced practitioner, pharmacist, and transplant coordinator that work collaboratively to diagnose the condition and treat the problem immediately. Our every practice is designed to meet patients who arrive at the hospital and in the outpatient setting. The department also regularly conduct research to come up with effective treatment option and improved knowledge.

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