DescriptionThe speciality of infectious diseases involves the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with infections of any type, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Infectious diseases physicians have a particular interest in the optimal use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects, the ongoing mangement of patients in the community receiving longer term antibiotics, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), travel medicine and HIV.
StaffDr. Arthur Jackson - Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Specialist.
As well as being part of the general internal medicine service of the physician's group doing regular acute medical unselected on-call, Dr. Jackson provides oversight to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee as chairperson, and is the clinical lead for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for the southern region.
He provides a consultation service for inpatients with respect to general infectious diseases, antimicrobial management, fever of unknown origin, tropical medicine, HIV and other viral diseases. Outpatient consultations are available for infectious diseases issues. Dr. Jackson runs the city-wide OPAT clinic; and he has close links with Cork University Hospital, providing the clinical lead on HIV and Hepatitis B care at that location.
www.idsociety.org (Infectious Diseases Society of America - IDSA)
www.opat.ie (National OPAT Program)
www.bhiva.org (British HIV Association - BHIVA)