The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) does not include the term infectology . The concept, however, is frequently used in the field of medicine.
It is a Medical speciality focused on diseases caused by parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria: that is, by Infectious agents . Infectology is responsible for treating, diagnosing, preventing and analyzing these pathological processes.
The infectology expert is called infectologist . It is a professional of great importance for public health since infectious diseases cause a lot of deaths Worldwide.
However, the development of chemical agents and antimicrobial drugs and prevention campaigns aimed at fighting infectious agents caused these diseases to lose preponderance as a cause of mortality. Infectology, of course, proved vital in this Advance .
By turning around the infections that people suffer, infectology maintains a link close with many clinical specialties and even surgical . It is important to keep in mind that, in addition to infections that can be acquired in any community setting, intrahospital infections are also frequent.
Most of the hospitals They have an area or an infectology service. This sector has a team of infectologists who are responsible for developing their specific work.
The chickenpox , the sexually transmitted diseases , the leptospirosis , he dengue and the flu they are just some of the disorders that infectology deals with. As you can see, there are diseases of varying severity that require the specialized knowledge of infectologists.