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General Infectious Diseases

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Referral to the General Infectious Diseases Clinic is appropriate for patients with diagnoses such as:
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis
  • C. diff colitis
  • Cellulitis
  • CMV disease
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Parasitic infestations and travel related infections
  • Bone and Joint infections
  • Post-operative infections
  • Pneumonias
  • Infections in immune compromised hosts including solid organ and bone marrow transplant
  • Positive PPD skin test
  • Infection with Tuberculosis
  • Infected pressure ulcers/osteomyelitis
  • Infection with endemic fungi such as Histoplasmosis
Diagnoses not managed in the General Infectious Diseases Clinic include:
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Hepatitis C Virus infection (refer to Hepatology Clinic)
  • Hepatitis B Virus infection (refer to Hepatology Clinic)
  • Patients who are only in need of screening tests (screening for TB, viral hepatitis, or HIV)
  • Patients who need vaccines for travel abroad (refer to Travel Clinic)
  • Patients with HIV infection should be referred to the HIV Clinic (not the General Infectious Diseases clinic)
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit All patients referred to the Infectious Diseases Clinic must have a complete set of records and radiological studies (such as X-rays, CT scans, etc) hand carried with them to their appointment and should be scanned into the electronic record prior to their appointment in order for an appropriate evaluation to be completed.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 1-4 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records and x-rays to visit or fax all items to (734) 615-5308

Please bring all available hospital records pertinent to your condition with you to your appointment so that an appropriate evaluation can be completed at the time of your visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-647-5899
Clinic Location Sites Infectious Disease Clinic
UM Consulting Physician Infectious Diseases Faculty
Revised on: 01/28/2014



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