Adult Infectious Disease Consultation over a 10-Year Period in a Community-Base Teaching Hospital


This is a descriptive review of a large number (5606) of both in and outpatient adult infectious disease consultation from a major teaching hospital over extended period (2001-2010). The purpose of the study is to get spectrum of ID and determine trends in occurrence by age and sex. The common inpatients ID consultations were SSTIs, septicemia, osteomyelitis and that for outpatient by far most common were HIV/AIDS in over a third, followed by SSTI, osteomyelitis. There was equal distribution by sex and race (African-American and Caucasian), but consultations increased with age (33% in 60 and 32% in 45-59 year) especially septicemia and osteomyelitis. This data base shows spectrum of ID consultations (in and outpatient) over a long period has significance to teaching, performance for future possibly prospective studies and research priorities.

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Habte-Gabr, E. (2015) Adult Infectious Disease Consultation over a 10-Year Period in a Community-Base Teaching Hospital. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102128.

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