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From the Latin word inficere, "to dye or stain" but
also "to corrupt or spoil." The ancients conceived that disease
could result from the entrance of invisible agents into the body, a
sort of "tainting."
Infectious disease medicine requires an understanding of the
microbiology, prevention, and management of disorders caused by
viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. This
understanding includes the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents,
vaccines, and other immunobiological agents. Important content
includes the environmental, occupational, and host factors that
predispose to infection, as well as the basic principles of
epidemiology and transmission of infection.
Important procedural skills include the proper collection of
culture specimens, Gram and other staining techniques. The
specialist in infectious disease is an expert in ordering and
interpreting antibiotic sensitivity tests and serum levels, CD4
counts, ELISA, polymerase chain reaction, immunoblotting studies,
and serology for infections.
Infectious disease fellowship training requires two years of
accredited training beyond general internal medicine residency.
During the two years, a minimum of 12 months must include clinical
training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of
The American Board of Internal
Medicine offers certification in infectious disease.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, there are 147 ACGME-accredited
training programs in Infectious Disease with 247 active
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