Infectology – Pediatrics – Autoimmune
Infectology include the investigation and treatment of viral, bacterial, and protozoal infections within humans. In the field of Infectology, a fast and clear diagnosis is crucial in order to minimise the risk of infection and to provide effective treatment.
Children and adolescent medicine (pediatrics) includes all areas of clinical medicine. Diagnostic tools are especially important within the field of pediatrics since children often are unable to properly describe symptoms. In many cases, more serious diseases can be excluded through diagnostic tools.
In particular, key aspects of Infectology deal with the diagnosis of significant diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.
For the following indications we offer Rapid Screening Tests:
Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an acute, highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is an infectious disease caused by single stranded RNA viruses, known as the Influenza Viruses or Orthomyxoviridae. There are three types of the Influenza Virus: A, B and C. Type A viruses are the most widespread and cause some of the most serious flu epidemics. The transmission of the virus can be caused by direct contact of droplets from the nose or throat of an infected person, direct contact or through a smear infection.
A/H1N1 2009: During 2009 a large outbreak of the Influenza Virus took place, caused by a new strain of the Subtype A / H1N1. The infection spread globally and was talked about as the “Pandemic H1N1 2009”, and was generally given the nomenclatures “Swine Flu” or “New Flu”.
Hepatitis B is a serious disease in which the virus affects the liver. The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) can be a life long infection leading to liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure, and even death. Hepatitis B is a common disease, occuring worldwide, effecting the lives of millions. The grave, pathological consequences of a sustained HBV infection include the development of chronic, hepatic insufficiencies, liver cirrohsis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatitis B is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids and through blood-to-blood contact. Higher concentrations of the Hepatitis B virus can also be found in saliva, bile and breast milk.
The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, which regularly develops into cirrhosis and also poses an increase risk of liver cell carcinomas. In contrast to HAV, HBV as well as HCV can lead to a chronic progression of the disease. In most cases, Hepatitis C is a chronic and serious disease. Due to the lack of passive HCV-Prophylaxe , for example after injections, it is important to quickly detect the presence of HCV.
For this field we offer the following rapid tests:
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The virus is spread through unprotected sex or blood-to-blood contact. To prevent the further spread of the virus and to begin appropriate therapy as soon as possible the rapid diagnosis of the infection is very important.
For this field of diagnosis we offer the following rapid tests: