Infectious Diseases

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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai is one of the few hospitals in India and the first hospital in Navi Mumbai with a comprehensive Infectious Diseases specialty which involves the management of infections & infection control.

The department is served by Infectious Diseases specialists providing comprehensive care for various and difficult-to-treat types of infections. Apart from the routine care of infections, the service also assists in diagnosis and management of other complex infections such as those mentioned below:

The areas of expertise include following:

  • Tropical medicine
  • Travel associated infections
  • Adult vaccination
  • Infection control
  • HIV medicine
  • Tuberculosis
  • STD
  • Post exposure counselling
  • Drug resistant bacterial infections
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Transplant related Infections
  • Infections in immune compromised hosts
  • Exotic infections such as brucellosis, rickettsiosis and atypical mycobacterial infections
  • Invasive Fungal infections.
  • Organ specific infections such as meningitis, brain abscess, empyema, lung abscess, infective endocarditis (infection of heart valves), bone and joint infections, skin and soft tissue infections

The speciality also runs an Adult vaccination and Travel clinic at the hospital, which provides comprehensive services to both outbound and inbound travellers including vaccination.

An Infectious Diseases specialist is the cornerstone of the infection control committee which aims to ensure the reduction of healthcare associated infections.