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Infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing over 170,000 deaths annually, a figure that has nearly doubled since the early 1980’s. Globally, infectious diseases rank as the second leading cause of death, over half of which are under the age of 5. These existing, as well as new and emerging diseases, present a continuous threat to society.
Infectious diseases specialists have eradicated smallpox worldwide, led efforts to eliminate polio, and developed vaccines that have enabled dramatic reductions in diseases such as hepatitis B and varicella. Infectious diseases specialists are on the leading edge of some of the hottest topics in medicine today-from treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, to the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance, to concerns about the appropriate evaluation and response to threats of bioterrorism. They are also leading efforts to strengthen and improve U.S. and global preparedness against pandemic influenza.
Dr. Poursina is an expert in developing and employing strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases in our patients. Prevention is accomplished through environmental approaches, prophylactic antibiotics, and most importantly, vaccines. Treatment involves the use of antimicrobial medications, medicine capable of destroying or slowing the growth of disease-causing organisms.
If you or your physician feels that you need to be evaluated and/or treated by an infectious disease specialist, Infectious Disease Specialists of Piedmont is ready and willing to help. Call us today.
Your doctor might refer you to an infectious disease specialist when:
- An infection is difficult to diagnose
- An infection is accompanied by a high fever
- A patient does not respond to treatment
- A healthy person plans to travel to a foreign country or a location where infection risk is higher
- Treating illnesses becomes a part of a patient’s overall care, for example, a patient with HIV/AIDS
In all of these cases, Dr. Poursina can help determine the best approach for your treatment.
The following should be provided during your first visit:
- All medical records related to your condition – X-rays, laboratory reports and immunization records.
- A list of all medications; both over-the-counter and prescription medications
- A list of any allergies you have
200 S. Herlong Avenue, Suite E
Rock Hill, SC 29732