Infectious Diseases - Overview

What is the infectious diseases specialty?

Infectious disease medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine, and focuses on diagnosing and managing infections.

It requires an extensive understanding of the types of infections caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic organisms in patients, as well as knowledge about antimicrobial agents, antibiotic resistance, vaccines, and other immunobiological agents. It is a broad-based specialty that encompasses public health and epidemiology, research, novel pathogens and disease transmission.

Infectious diseases physicians are frequently called upon to help diagnose unknown infections and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated infections. Many are either inpatients or outpatients.

For the best patient outcomes, infectious diseases physicians participate in multidisciplinary medical care with nurses, laboratory staff and other medical specialists.

Our approach

Gleneagles Hospital takes a multi-pronged approach to infectious diseases. Our upstream efforts for disease prevention include education and immunisation programmes.

We provide skilled diagnosis and timely treatment to reduce complications and help patients recover faster. As new pathogens continue to threaten the community, we remain vigilant and ready to deal with the evolving nature of infections.

Why choose Gleneagles Hospital?

With a track record of more than 60 years, Gleneagles Hospital is your trusted private hospital in Singapore. We have the expertise to provide timely treatment and a soothing environment for healing. Be assured of clinical quality and professional attention when you are in the care of Gleneagles.

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