Infectious Diseases

MGM Hospital Vashi understands the need of a department which specifically takes initiative in dealing with infectious diseases which are varied in etiology and prognosis.

MGM Hospital Vashi is one of the very few hospitals to be offering patients a unique need-of-the-hour care.

Infections are a major cause of disability and death globally. These infections can range in severity from an ordinary common cold at one end of the spectrum to serious infections leading to death at the other end of the spectrum. Infections can be caused by several agents like viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.

With increasing antibiotic resistance, globally as well as in India, infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. Such difficult cases warrant treatment by specialists trained in this field in order to result in best possible outcomes. MGM Hospital Vashi is one of the very few hospitals to be offering patients this unique need-of-the-hour care.

Highlights

An initiative to start a department itself is an achievement. Since inception, the department has successfully handled a broad range of infectious disease cases and provided treatment with successful outcomes. The satisfaction and testimonials of these patients are our stepping stones towards greater goals that this department plans to achieve.

Services

The department of infectious diseases offers outpatient and inpatient care to patients suffering from various infections. The department actively collaborates with other departments for perfect care that the patient needs.
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Outpatient services

The out-patient services are available daily. OPDs serve to provide consultation about the diagnosis, evaluation, management and prevention of infectious diseases. After initial evaluation, we would request further tests as may be necessary and then prepare a plan of treatment. Our specialists also provide guidance and management for patients with pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and rabies, management of tuberculosis, adults needing immunization advice, travel vaccination, etc.

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Inpatient and inter – departmental consultation services

Patients who require admission for evaluation and management can be admitted under care of the department of infectious diseases. Inter-departmental services include evaluation and coordination with other physicians regarding treatment of infections. We have fully equipped microbiology and pathology laboratories which are the backbone for establishing a diagnosis and monitoring patients.

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Specialized Services

Specialized services cater to the needs of patients with specific needs. These groups of patients could include people traveling abroad for advice on international vaccine requirements, adults needing immunization, patients who have had bone marrow transplant or kidney / liver or other organ transplant etc.

Technology & Infrastructure

Oncology Tech

At MGM Hospital Vashi the infectious disease department is supported by state of the art well-equipped NABL accredited labs for reliability and high level of accuracy in medical investigations.

We also have best in class radiology department including 3 MRI Tesla Machine and 128 Slice CT Machine which gives clarity in images and helps in better clinical correlation.

Our Specialists
FAQs
What are infectious diseases?
Infectious diseases are diseases or illnesses caused by microbiologic agents. Such agents include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other rare pathogens.
What is the cause of infectious diseases?

The root cause for infectious diseases is an infecting organism. However, many underlying factors like diabetes, old age, kidney and liver problem etc. can predispose a person to develop infectious diseases.

Do all infectious diseases spread from person to person?

Many infections are transmitted from person to person but not all of them. The spread depends on the type of contact with the diseased person. While flu spreads easily from person to person, bacterial pneumonia does not spread.

What is antibiotic resistance? What is the problem associated with the same?

Antibiotic resistance means that a micro-organism which could previously be killed or stopped by antibiotic becomes resistant to the effect of that medicine. One of the major causes of antibiotic resistance is inappropriate use of antibiotics in the general population, often without any justifiable reason. Antibiotic resistance is a major problem globally and in India, since infections by these organisms result in disability and death of thousands and millions of patients every year.

Are infections in the diabetic, kidney or liver disease patients similar to normal patients?

Diabetics, patients with kidney or liver disease have weakened immune system to fight microorganisms. They need extra care and caution in monitoring and treatment.

What are vaccines? What vaccines are required in adults?
Vaccines are specific type of injections designed to boost immunity against particular infections. They can be given alone or in combination to avoid multiple hospital visits. Influenza vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine etc. are of importance to adults.
Are vaccines needed before international travel?
Many countries have specific vaccination requirements and also have stipulated time periods within which these vaccines need to be given. These requirements are different for different countries and to certain extent also depend on your country of residence or countries recently travelled to.
What are Hepatitis B and C? Can they be prevented?

Hepatitis B and C are specific viral infections which have a predilection to involve the liver and cause liver swelling or liver injury. These are important because they often cause slow gradual damage to the liver and may even result in liver failure. Measures like proper screening of blood and blood products before transfusion, encouraging voluntary blood donation etc. are important in preventing the transmission of these viruses. Additionally, while an effective vaccine exists for Hepatitis B, unfortunately no such vaccine is available for Hepatitis C.