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Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath specializes in adult infectious disease. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Jitendranath is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Rahul Anand MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878

Dr. Rahul Anand is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Anand's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Alina Filozov DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 South Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878

Dr. Alina Filozov, who practices in Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Filozov honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-5322; (860) 358-6000

Dr. Himal Lal's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lal's professional affiliations include Middlesex Hospital and Coatesville VA Medical Center.

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Eugene M Ciccone MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
(860) 345-2527; (860) 223-3331

Dr. Eugene Ciccone is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ciccone's clinical interests include infections. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ciccone completed a residency program at New Britain General Hospital.

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What is Infectious Disease?

Infectious disease is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of infections, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. Infectious disease specialists are trained in the studies of immunology, or how the body fights off infections, as well as epidemiology, or how diseases spread.

Some infectious disease doctors further specialize within the field of infectious disease. For instance, pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children and teens with serious infections. Others focus specifically on patients who have HIV or AIDS, as these conditions commonly cause patients to contract unusual and severe infections.

Most common infections can be treated by a general physician without problems. A referral to an infectious disease specialist might be made in cases such as:
  • An infection that is difficult to diagnose
  • An extremely high fever
  • An infection that is not responding to treatment
  • A patient traveling to a foreign country where the risk for infection is high
  • A patient with a chronic illness or infection that requires frequent treatment, such as HIV

Infectious disease specialists often use lab work to diagnose infections. They may culture a wound or look for the presence of antibodies in the blood. Treatment may include vaccinations, antifungals, or antibiotics. Infectious disease specialists are skilled at prescribing appropriate antibiotics for specific infections and knowing when the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects for using them.
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