Are you looking for an infectious diseases doctor in Barcelona?

Today, infectious diseases still kill many people in France and throughout the world. Vaccination can prevent the spread of some of these diseases, but proper care is essential to treat patients and reduce transmission.

If you are suffering from an infectious disease or have any doubts about your symptoms, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our infectious disease doctor for an in-depth examination and assessment.

What is infectiology?

Infectiology is a clinical medical discipline specialising in the management of infectious and tropical diseases in their individual and collective dimensions. This speciality includes the epidemiology (study of the frequency, mode of transmission, risk factors) of infectious diseases, the study of the symptoms and evolution of infections, diagnostic methods, curative (antibiotics) and preventive (vaccines) treatments and hygiene.

The infectious diseases physician plays a major role in the recognition, treatment, but also the individual and collective prevention of the spread of transmissible diseases. They know how to diagnose, choose the relevant complementary explorations, establish the indication or non-indication of an anti-infectious treatment, choose anti-infectives according to multiple criteria, and monitor the effectiveness and tolerance of treatments.

As infections can affect all organs, the infectious disease specialist works closely with doctors in other specialties.

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When should you consult an infectious diseases physician?

An infectiologist is a doctor who treats patients with bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infections, particularly the most complex and difficult to treat, and emerging infectious diseases.

It is advisable to consult a specialist in infectious diseases in case of :

  • Conventional infectious diseases (urinary, digestive, pulmonary, skin, osteoarticular infections, inoculation diseases...)
  • Tropical diseases: malaria, travel-related diseases, Chinkungunya, dengue, etc.
  • Infections associated with care (nosocomial infections) and infections on equipment
  • HIV infections (with therapeutic education)
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Sexually transmitted infections.

What are the most common infectious diseases?

The list of infectious diseases is very long, but the most common are

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Our infectious diseases doctor welcomes you for your clinical infectious diseases consultations and examinations.

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How does an infectious disease consultation take place?

The consultation with the infectious disease specialist begins with a discussion between the patient and the doctor, so that the latter knows the patient's medical history, symptoms and the circumstances of the onset of the illness.

The infectious disease specialist then methodically examines the patient for clinical signs that could point to an infectious disease. The infectious disease specialist will prescribe tests (blood cultures, serological tests, Gram stain, etc.) to confirm and support the diagnosis.

Treatment will depend directly on the infectious disease and will generally be based on multidisciplinary management, sometimes with the need for an isolation lock.

Our infectious diseases doctor

Dr. Marta Hernández Meneses

Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine
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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about infectious diseases

How to prevent the spread of infectious diseases?

Handwashing is the most important, simplest and cheapest way to reduce the transmission of infections. Similarly, vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others. When a vaccine is offered against an infection or disease, it is strongly recommended to get vaccinated.

How are infections diagnosed?

There are many different biological tests available to identify the micro-organisms that cause infectious diseases. These tests are performed on samples of blood, urine, sputum or other biological fluids or tissues. The following tests can be performed on this sample:
  • Staining and microscopic examination
  • Cultivation
  • Antibody testing
  • Detection of microorganism antigens
  • Search for the genetic material (such as DNA or RNA) of the micro-organism

How are infectious diseases treated?

When an infectious disease is declared, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics that fight the proliferation of bacteria. Viral diseases are contagious because they are spread by direct or indirect contact, through an object or in the air we breathe.