The Department of Infectious Disease is a relatively new subdivision of internal medicine, and has been growing in prominence due to the increasing number of patients with reduced immune function as a result of the recent development of microbial treatments and post-treatment resistance , advanced invasive interventions, anti-cancer treatments and organ transplants.
Infectious diseases are associated with extensive signs and symptoms including fever (including unspecified fevers), systemic diseases associated with skin rash, septicemia, GI infection, cardiovascular infections, lymph nodes infection, urinary system infection, skin and soft tissue infection, respiratory infection and bone and joint infections.
In addition to general bacteria-induced diseases, all viruses, fungi, malaria, parasite diseases causing herpes zoster, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, infectious mononucleosis, AIDS (HIV infection) are included. Common autumn fever diseases in Korea such as Korean hemorrhagic fever, tsutsugamushi fever, and leptospira are diagnosed and treated. In addition, treatment and consultation are provided for venereal diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis.
Furthermore, consultation and treatment for side effects of antibiotics and many medications, drug interaction, dose adjustment, adult vaccination and preventive therapy before travel (including malaria and yellow fever) are also provided.