Loyola Medicine's infectious disease specialists diagnose and treat patients with a wide spectrum of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases. This includes patients with the following diseases:
- HIV/AIDS and related complications
- Infections associated with transplants (both solid organ and stem cell) and cancer therapy
- Influenza and its complications
- Refractory mycobacterial infections
We offer the latest in microbiology laboratory testing to support infection diagnosis and selection of effective antimicrobial therapy. We also have a MRSA control program to first screen patients who are scheduled to be admitted to the hospital for the superbug MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Loyola is developing strategies for rapid diagnosis and care of patients with Ebola virus infection. We are committed to meeting and exceeding the safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other international agencies for containment of Ebola infection. We are committed to offering the most rapid and effective coordination of care for patients diagnosed with Ebola and take every measure necessary to protect our patients, staff and visitors from any risk of infection transmission.
Loyola’s infectious disease specialists provide care for men and women of all ages outstanding, conveniently located facilities. We offer multidisciplinary facilities at the Loyola University Medical Center campus, in addition to outpatient services at other locations.
We offer the following specialized services to provide you with the most comprehensive care:
- HIV/AIDS care — A multidisciplinary team provides care for more than 500 individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), using the latest antiviral drugs and related treatments to provide the best possible quality of life for each patient.
- Infective endocarditis care — Endocarditis, or the infection of heart valves, heart lining and heart devices, is treated in collaboration with cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.
- International medicine and traveler's immunization services — Loyola’s travel medicine clinic provides immunizations that reduce the risks of foreign travel and evaluates and treats travel-related illnesses after travel.
Loyola’s expert infectious disease faculty is actively pursuing new research with a focus on patient-centered outcomes, including studies on:
- Antibiotic stewardship
- C. difficile infection
- Fungal diseases of immunocompromised patients
- Hepatitis virus infections
- Hospital infection control
- Mycobacterial diseases
- Orthopaedic and related skin and soft tissue infections
- Transplant-related infections
Loyola University Health System contributes to a national reference center for identifying and testing antibiotic resistant bacteria.
As an academic medical center, Loyola is dedicated to improving future treatments by conducting research on new diagnostics and treatments. Loyola’s patients benefit from research discoveries made here. Read about Loyola’s current clinical trials.