Infectious diseases may be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. These diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Carrollton Regional Medical Center has physicians on the medical staff certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both infectious diseases and internal medicine. Infectious disease physicians are also trained in outpatient antibiotic infusion and travel medicine.
Prevention is the key to stopping the spread of many infectious diseases and can sometimes make the difference between life and death. Hand-washing is an important means of preventing the spread of infection.
Some common infectious diseases include:
Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
HIV/AIDS and associated opportunistic infections
Skin and soft tissue infections
West Nile virus
Bone and joint infections
Central nervous system infections
Infections in immunocompromised patients (transplant, cancer chemotherapy, etc.)
Endocarditis and endovascular infections
Depending on the cause of your infection, Carrollton Regional Medical Center offers treatment options that include:
Carrollton Regional Medical Center offers an HIV Clinic in Central Texas. The clinic serves as your contact for many lifestyle transitions such as obtaining medication, managing your medication, counseling and coping with your chronic disease.
For an appointment, call 254.724.2264.