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

Dr. Rahul Anand specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Middletown, CT. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Chicago Medical School for residency. Dr. Anand is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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. Dr. Jitendranath is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.

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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's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Filozov's residency was performed 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 works as a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Lal is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Lal attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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

Dr. Eugene Ciccone, who practices in Middletown, CT, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ciccone is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New Britain General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ciccone include infections. He honors 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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