Among the infectious diseases include familiar to us seasonal colds, and serious diseases such as tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, various mycoses (fungal infections), and many others. A number of infectious diseases difficult to treat, takes a chronic form and can cause serious harm to the body.
In order to find an effective treatment, it is often necessary not only to diagnose infectious diseases, but also to determine comorbidity, which weakens the body and promotes long-term persistence (retaining in the body) infection, to determine the sensitivity of the pathogen to drugs.
In the possession of the Israel of infectiologists there are the following methods of examination of patients:
In addition to the specific laboratory tests may be conducted a number of research tools, if the doctor there was such a need. For example, if the patient has pulmonary tuberculosis will be required performing radiography of the chest.
Therapy of infectious diseases are complex. Used for the treatment of medications with proven efficacy:
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The federal government yesterday officially launched a $20 million contest to develop rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests to spot and identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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