Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi, and spread directly or indirectly from person to person. Some infectious diseases can be easily treated, but others require specialized diagnosis and treatment.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our infectious diseases specialists are recognized authorities in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in children and adults. Our physicians are experts in diseases such as AIDS and HIV, hepatitis, meningitis, pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other conditions.
Faculty physicians care for patients with inherited or acquired immunodeficiency, including those receiving immunosuppressive therapy for cancer, organ transplantation, bone marrow, and stem cell transplantation. In addition, our physicians treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatologic disorders, and a wide variety of classic as well as unusual infectious disease problems.
Our faculty conducts cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic science research into the origins and treatment of common and emerging infectious diseases. That work is leading to advanced treatments for infectious diseases.