Infectious disease (medical specialty)

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Infectious disease
Significant diseases Infections, HIV/AIDS, Pneumonia, Osteomyelitis, Tuberculosis
Significant tests Indium-111 WBC scan, Blood culture

Infectious disease is a medical specialty dealing with infections. It is often practiced together with tropical medicine, as many diseases acquired in tropical and subtropical areas are infective in nature.[1]


  1. ^ Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board. "Infectious Diseases". Retrieved 2013-12-12.