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Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
80 S Main Street
Middletown, CT
(860) 358-6878; (860) 344-6878

Dr. Lavanya Jitendranath is a Middletown, CT physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jitendranath accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Rahul Anand practices adult infectious disease in Middletown, CT. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Anand trained at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School for residency. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Middletown, CT. Dr. Filozov honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Filozov trained at Westchester Medical Center. 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

Dr. Himal Lal is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. 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 is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Eugene M Ciccone MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
40 Mountain Laurel Drive
Middletown, CT
(860) 345-2527; (860) 450-7471

Dr. Eugene Ciccone is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ciccone include infections. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New Britain General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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