Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Our infectious disease specialty focuses on the use of microbiology and pharmacology to develop, implement, and monitor drug regimens that incorporate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials to optimize therapy for patients.

-Hepatitis A
-Hepatitis B
-Antimicrobial Resistance

Neglected Tropical Disease: (NTDs) are a diverse group of 20 conditions that are mainly prevalent in tropical areas, where they mostly affect impoverished communities and disproportionately affect women and children. These diseases cause devastating health, social and economic consequences to more than one billion people. The epidemiology of NTDs is complex and often related to environmental conditions. Many of them are vector-borne, have animal reservoirs and are associated with complex life cycles. All these factors make their public-health control challenging.

NTDs include:

  • Buruli ulcer,
  • Chagas disease
  • Dengue and chikungunya
  • Dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm disease)
  • Echinococcosis
  • Foodborne trematodiases
  • Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Mycetoma
  • Chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses
  • Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
  • Rabbies
  • Scabies and other ectoparasitoses
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Soil-transmitted helminthiases
  • Snakebit envenoming
  • Taeniasis/cysticercosis
  • Trachoma
  • Yaws and other endemic traponematoses