OverviewBy Mayo Clinic Staff
More than 40 physicians at Mayo Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The infectious disease practices at each Mayo location are designed to meet the needs of patients in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. Experts within the specialty work identify and treat infections that arise from exposure to infectious diseases, or that follow organ transplantation and other surgical procedures. The five physicians in Florida, 33 in Minnesota and three in Arizona also conduct research to improve knowledge and effective treatment for infectious diseases.
Focus areas for Mayo infectious disease experts include:
- Antibiotic therapy
- Blood stream infections
- Bone and joint infections
- Central nervous system infections including meningitis
- Fever of unknown origin
- Fungal infections
- HIV infection and AIDS
- Infections associated with medical devices and procedures
- Infections associated with organ transplantation
- Infections related to compromised immunity (prevention and treatment)
- Parasitic diseases
- Postsurgical infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Travel-associated diseases (prevention and treatment)
- Viral infections
Two special services available in Infectious Diseases in Minnesota are the HIV Clinic and Travel and Geographic Medicine Clinic.
See department pages at each Mayo location. Includes lists of doctors.