This branch in medicine deals with the diagnosis, control and treatment of different types of infectious and tropical diseases, as well as liver diseases in patients.
The main types of infections treated are the following:
- HIV infections
- community infection and infections in immunocompromised patients
- tropical disease
- viral hepatitis
The basic goal is the identification and implementation of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic pathways for infectious diseases and infectious liver diseases. These pathways are developed through the coordinated involvement of other fields, specialists, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging.
Hepatology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tracts. The specialist practicing in this field is called a hepatologist.
The main disorders are:
- non-viral hepatitis
- acute viral hepatitis (Hepatitis A virus (HAV) (hepatitis A); hepatitis B virus (HBV) (viral hepatitis B); hepatitis C virus (HCV) (viral hepatitis C); Human Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection; Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) hepatitis; Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis; yellow fever; Rubella virus)
- chronic viral hepatitis
- liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma (a primary malignancy of the liver); Hepatoblastoma; metastatic cancer, hepatic cysts, cavernous hemangioma; hydatid disease)
- tumours of the biliary tract (cholangiocarcinoma; gallbladder cancer)
- portal hypertension
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DALLA ROSA PRATI MEDICAL CENTRE
- prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in adult patients (fever of unknown origin, lymphadenopathy, hepatitis viral infections, HIV infection, etc.);
- diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases with multiple origins, including viral infection, metabolic dysfunction, or toxins (acute viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, steatosis, etc.).
- Medical advice for travelling to exotic destinations (prophylaxis for travellers, vaccine recommendations, travel medical kit);
- Preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in pregnancy.