Community Infectious Pathology Care Unit

The Infectious Pathology Care Unit of the Community assumes the diagnosis and control of the complex infectious disease, both in hospitalization and as an outpatient.

In these last two years, we highlight as relevant the care of patients with infection by COVID-2 which has resulted in a total of 5.267 admissions and has polarized hospitalization care. As a result of this pathology, outpatient care for people with post covid syndrome o persistent covid.

Other areas of specialization both in the field of hospitalization and ambulatory

  • Tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial infections.
  • Infectious problems resulting from immunosuppression.
  • Endovascular infection.
  • Sepsis and primary bacteremias.
  • zoonosis
  • Parasitosis
  • Febrile syndromes of unrelated etiology.
  • Organospecific infections with systemic repercussion.
  • Immunizations and prophylaxis prior to immunosuppressive treatments or immunosuppressed patients.

At the same time, the Infectious Diseases Day Hospital is available to respond to:

  • Intercurrent pathology of patients under regular follow-up at our consultations (e.g. patients infected by HIV, sexually transmitted diseases,...)
  • Patients treated in the emergency room or in hospital, who have been discharged early to complete follow-up or treatment on an outpatient basis.
  • Patients discharged home with positive microbiological results that require treatment adjustment with a medical visit
  • Rapid diagnosis of imported infectious pathology.
  • Rapid diagnosis of TB and study of contacts.
  • Urgent/preferred visits requested from primary care.
  • Intravenous or intramuscular treatments.
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis.

The entire team of professionals is involved in the development and dissemination of management protocols for the main infectious syndromes, collaborating closely with professionals from other medical or surgical specialties, pharmacy or microbiology.