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Infectious Disease is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, control, and treatment of infections. The medical doctor that specializes in infectious disease is referred to as an infectious disease specialist or infectologist. They treat a variety of conditions and diseases. Some common conditions are HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), Flu, osteomyelitis, and pneumonia just to name a few.
Tests that the infectious disease specialist commonly uses to diagnose conditions are blood cultures, wound, and drainage cultures, imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT), and biopsy, to name a few. Infectious disease specialists deal with public health issues, including epidemics and bioterrorism. Infectious disease specialists work in hospitals and clinics. They tend to serve as consultants for other doctors when complex infectious disease occurs in their patients.