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Infectious Diseases Service

  • Infectious Diseases is the branch of medicine which deals with the diagnosis and management of infections
  • Diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria and other organisms
  • Some diseases may be contagious e.g. tuberculosis
  • The service helps with the care of patients in hospital with a wide range of infections, e.g.:
    • meningitis
    • pneumonia
    • bone and joint infections
    • post-operative infections, etc.
  • The service provides advice to GPs and other healthcare professionals in the community
  • If patients have conditions that don't require hospitalisation, they can be referred by their GP to the outpatient clinic for review, e.g.:
    • viral hepatitis
    • recurrent boils
    • tuberculosis (except for infectious tuberculosis of the lungs)
    • travel-associated infections
  • Patients with HIV/AIDS who require inpatient or outpatient care are managed by the Infectious Disease Service at Auckland City Hospital
  • Patients with infectious tuberculosis are managed by the Respiratory Service at Auckland City Hospital


Infectious Diseases Service

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