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Infectious Disease Services
Services include consultation for complicated infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, infections in immune-compromised individuals, community-acquired or hospital-acquired infections and fever of unknown origin. Among the diagnostic tests offered are identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobic microorganisms.
Infection of the heart lining and heart valves is treated in collaboration with cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.
A multidisciplinary team cares for more than 300 individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
International Medicine &Traveler’s Immunization Service
This travel clinic decreases the risks of foreign travel by offering vaccinations before travel well as evaluation and treatment of travel-related illnesses after travel.
Clinical studies include treatment of infections associated with organ transplantation; new therapies for pneumonia, soft tissue, bone and intra-abdominal infections; nutrition for HIV-positive individuals; management of urinary tract infections; and prevention of infectious diseases in vulnerable populations. In addition, Loyola University Health System (Loyola) contributes to a national reference center for identifying and testing antibiotic resistance.