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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease


Infectious diseases (ID) refer to the diseases spread by infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. They are also known as communicable diseases, as they are transmitted from the reservoir/source of infection to the susceptible host.

Dynamics of Diseases Transmission Disease spread requires a susceptible host and an infective agent, in an environment that brings them together:

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Mode of Transmission of Infection

Infectious diseases can be transmitted in many different ways.

Indirect Transmission

Vehicle Borne Infections: Transmission through vehicles like water, food, etc. could produce infectious diseases like typhoid and acute diarrhea

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Vector Borne Infections: Vectors like mosquito, flies, ticks, etc. serves as a living carrier that transport an infectious agent to the host like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Tick fever .

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Air borne Infections: They are spread through very small saliva/cough droplets in the air. Examples include , Tuberculosis, Measles, Chickenpox, Swine flu.

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Direct Transmission:

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Contact with soil: Contact of soil possessing infective agent may lead to various parasitic infections like hookworm infections and serious diseases like tetanus. Alternate Text
Alternate Text Direct Skin Inoculation: Infective agents may enter into the body through animal bite e.g. rabies due to dog bite; contaminated needles could cause hepatitis B and HIV infection
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How to prevent infectious diseases?


Immunization

Vaccination for prevention of infectious diseases is of utmost importance in this era of globalization, increasing life expectancy, growing population of immune-compromised patients and migration and increasing international travel.

Timely and comprehensive immunization ensures safety against a number of life threatening infections and saves a lot of money and manpower which gets involved in their treatment.

CIMS Vaccination Centre  offers basic immunization to all. Specific adult vaccines which are also offered are as follows:

  • Pneumococcal vaccination for elderly people; chronic heart, lung, liver disease patients; HIV patients, diabetic patients, etc.
  • Influenza vaccination for patients with chronic diseases.
  • Chickenpox vaccination for patients without immunity to the virus.
  • Human Papilloma Virus vaccination for young females.
  • Typhoid vaccination
  • Advice to national and international travelers regarding specific vaccinations and other measures to protect them from infections endemic in those regions

Travel Medicine

Travel medicine is devoted to the health of travelers who visit foreign countries. It is an interdisciplinary specialty concerned not only with prevention of infectious diseases during travel,  but also with the personal safety of travelers and the avoidance of environmental risks.

Travel medicine standards are increasingly based on evidence and are moving away from reliance on the opinion of experts.

The various measures include pre-travel risk assessment, pre-travel advice, immunization of the travelers and post-travel care.

Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

Infection control is a clinical practice especially oriented to reduce incidence of healthcare/hospital associated infections (HAI). The types of HAI includes Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), CLABSI (Central line associated Blood Stream Infection), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Surgical Site Infection (SSI). As per quality measure guidelines, Healthcare Organization’s performance quality could be realized by comparing hospitals pooled data with Standard Benchmarks.

Antibiotic Stewardship: It is a multi-disciplinary approach for rational use of appropriate antibiotics so as to produce effective clinical impact. It includes entire health care system stakeholders.It recommends pro-active surveillance, patient counseling with help of clinical pharmacists and also drug utilization studies especially where guidelines are not available.

Good Hand Hygiene Practices

Washing hands is not just a procedure, but also a scientific step-wise technique. It is globally recommended to follow the method given below for hand washing to avoid chances of infections maximally.

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Infectious Diseases: An Indispensable Specialty:

  • Antibiotic Resistance:: Frequent doses of same antibiotics over a long period of time renders patient with “no effect” condition even after higher doses. This condition is called “antibiotic resistance”. Treating resistant microbes has become an evidence-based-art.
  • Recurrence/Relapse: : Due to ineffectiveness of antibiotics due to resistance or other reasons, susceptibility of host to disease causing organism increases. This results in re-development of disease symptoms.
  • Misuse of Antibiotics: It has become a tendency to administer antibiotics even for self –limiting infections, which otherwise could be treated symptomatically. Irrational drug prescription leads to misuse of antibiotics contributing further to drug resistance.
  • No newer antibiotic in pipeline
  • Need of the hour: The expertise of ID (Infectious Disease) specialist becomes important for the appropriate management of infections like multi-drug resistant (MDR tuberculosis, myriad of infections in HIV patients, emerging tropical and viral infections; infections in the immune-compromised like nocardia, mucor, aspergillus,cryptococcus, cytomegalovirus, pneumocystis, etc.)

CIMS Infectious Disease Unit

With help of a full-time dedicated Infectious Diseases consultant, we are committed to provide in-patient and out-patient care for:

  • HIV and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis, including MDR (Multi-drug resistant) and XDR (Extensively drug-resistant) TB
  • Community acquired infections like upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, brain infections, etc.
  • Tropical infections like malaria, dengue, typhoid fever, chikungunya
  • Opportunistic fungal infections like candidiasis, aspergillosis, and mucormycosis in immuno-compromized patients
  • Hospital acquired infections, post-surgical infections
  • Infections in cancer patients
  • Infections in organ transplant recipients

Additionally, we also practice antimicrobial stewardship programme at CIMS.

Tips for Patients

  • If you are having low grade fever, weight loss, decreased appetite and localizing symptoms like cough, abdominal pain, headache, etc. going on for a long time, you could be suffering from tuberculosis. Please don’t neglect and contact your doctor immediately.
  • TB (tuberculosis) which is not responding to the treatment may be drug resistant and may need change in the treatment without delay.
  • Symptoms like cough, sore throat, running nose, redness of eyes, body ache, fever are suggestive of flu; but if they are complicated by difficulty in breathing, loose motions, decreased urine output, abnormal behavior, etc. it may not be common flu, and may need treatment with antiviral drugs.
  • Dengue, malaria, chikungunya are some of the common infections spread by mosquitoes. Protect yourself from mosquitoes by using mosquito repellants and nets.
  • Dengue fever, most of the times, is self-limiting; but appearance of abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding, jaundice, decreased urine output are some of the alarming symptoms.
  • HIV is no more a ‘Non-treatable’ disease.  Early initiation of treatment is associated with very good outcomes and a normal healthy living.

Clinical Case at CIMS Infectious Disease Unit

A 15 year poorly nourished male patient presented with 2- weeks’ history of fever(103-105 F), loose stools, generalized weakness, significant weight loss in past 2 weeks with breathing distress, low blood pressure and severe pale face during examination. He was anemic with very low blood counts, with negative test for malaria, but positive for enteric fever (typhoid). He was treated with Inj. Ceftriaxone 2g. The successful outcome was attributed to timely initiation of optimal antibiotics against Salmonella (here 3rd generation cephalosporins) leading to arrest of the macrophage activity (which was responsible for the critical condition of the patient )in the early stage.

 

Doctors in Attendance


Infectious Diseases

Dr. Surabhi Madan
Qualification MD Medicine, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Department Infectious Disease
Speciality Infectious Diseases Specialist
Email surabhi.madan@cimshospital.org
Contact No. +91-9712971863
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Dr. Harsh Toshniwal – Infectious Diseases Specialist

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CIMS GlobL Healthcare Excellence Awards 2018

October 30, 2018
CIMS Family is honoured to be the recipient of “Among Best Hospital (Cardiology & Oncology) in Gujarat” on October 27, 2018 at the “Prime Time Global Healthcare Excellence Awards 2018”, New Delhi. A very special thanks to our CIMS Staff for their commitment and the patients who have always trusted us. CIMS GlobL Healthcare Excellence Awards 2018

CIMS Hospital has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence as the Best Multispecialty Hospital in Gujarat

August 31, 2018
We proudly announce that CIMS Hospital has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence as the Best Multispecialty Hospital in Gujarat at the International Healthcare Awards, 2018 held in Delhi. The Award is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the entire CIMS Family which has inspired trust in us leading to rising patient volumes.

Certificate course in EMG & NCV Technology

May 15, 2018

Renal Transplant (CIMS/RIC/2018/09) on 15/05/2018

May 15, 2018
Renal Transplant is done on 15/05/2018, which was approved by Hospital based Ethical committee and Government Authorization committee. Relationship between Donor and Recipient : Wife - Husband

We are proud to announce that CIMS Hospital has been recognized as the Times Health Icon 2018 in 2 categories

March 19, 2018
We are proud to announce that CIMS Hospital has been recognized as the Times Health Icon 2018 in 2 categories Multispecialty Hospital- Oncology and Multispecialty Hospital-Critical Care.

CIMS Heart Transplant Team completes another successful Heart Transplant on 06-02-2018, 5th row in a short term.

February 8, 2018

Felicitation Ceremony of Heart Transplant Donors and Recipients held in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, CIMS cardiac and heart tranplantation doctors by CIMS Hospital.

January 12, 2018
Felicitation Ceremony of Heart Transplant Donors and Recipients held in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, CIMS cardiac and heart tranplantation doctors by CIMS Hospital.