This branch of medicine deals with the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases caused by infectious agents.It is related to medicine and to infections affecting organs, whether systemic or generalized.
The most common infections treated by this specialty are: HIV infection, malaria, chikungunya, zika.
When should I go to the infectologist?
- When you suspect you have contracted an infection or virus.
- When you experience infections resistant to initial treatments.
- When you have been exposed to X-ray radiation or any other form.