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Infectious Diseases

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As a growing global concern, our infectious disease specialists are dedicated to preventing the spread of infectious disease through treatment and research. Our physicians identify and treat people with complex viral and other types of infections. In addition to caring for people throughout the Kansas City region, our physicians conduct leading-edge research to develop new, more effective treatments for dangerous infections.

About infectious disease care

Infectious diseases specialists treat a wide range of infections caused by germs. This may include common viruses like the flu, as well as complex viruses or hospital acquired infections. Our infectious disease physicians are board-certified, fellowship trained specialists who are well-known throughout the Kansas City region for their clinical research and expertise.

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Monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It is spread through skin-to-skin contact, is painful and can cause scarring. Learn more about who is at risk and how we can protect ourselves, our family and friends, and the community at large.

Lower your risk

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Infectious disease conditions we treat

Our physicians identify and treat people with serious viruses and other infections, including:

Infectious disease research

In addition to caring for people with infectious diseases, our physicians conduct leading-edge research to develop new, more-effective treatments for dangerous infections. As experts in their fields, they are also committed to training medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Residents learn firsthand the most advanced infectious disease treatments and the fundamentals of quality patient care.

Learn about the university's Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases.

Infectious disease services

Infectious disease specialists at The University of Kansas Health System diagnose and treat many types of infections, including:

  • Complications resulting from bone and joint surgery, such as infections in joints and around replacement hardware
  • Complications from organ transplants of the heart, liver, lungs, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow
  • Infections occurring after chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical procedures
  • Infections arising from injuries, car accidents and gunshot wounds
  • Infections that require the use of new and experimental antibiotics

We also provide referrals for travel medicine care. Visit the CDC's travel page for information about your destination.

To see our specialists, a physician referral and records will be required, including previous hospitalizations, labs and clinical notes.

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