Infectology – fighting an invisible enemy

Recognizing and diagnosing an infectious disease is specific in relation to other, non-infectious diseases. A history with an epidemiological survey and an objective examination of patients are sometimes sufficient for clinical diagnosis. Although there are a large number of different infectious diseases, most of them have several common symptoms

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Infectious diseases have affected the course of human history. Some of them, thanks to the development of medicine, no longer cause fear of epidemics, but we are constantly confronted with new diseases, such as COVID – 19. Often infectious disease that we consider new actually originates from the old cause, because viruses and bacteria the environment in which they survive.

Recognizing and diagnosing an infectious disease is specific in relation to other, non-infectious diseases. A history with an epidemiological survey and an objective examination of patients are sometimes sufficient for clinical diagnosis. Although there are a large number of different infectious diseases, most of them have several common symptoms. These are mostly fever, chills and malaise. What often poses a special task to doctors is that infectious diseases can be imitators, but also be imitated by non-infectious diseases. In those moments, the key is a quick reaction of the doctor – identification of the possible cause and adequate therapy.

Patients are most often referred to specialists at the Moj Lab polyclinic for respiratory infections (inflammation of the throat, lungs), infectious mononucleosis and other herpes viral infections, rash, intestinal infections (food or water poisoning, infections caused by Clostridium difficile), liver infections (hepatitis). , elevated body temperature of unknown origin, which lasts for a long period of time, as well as due to diseases transmitted from animals to humans, insect bites (eg Lyme disease), fungal and parasitic infections. In addition to the infectological examination, in the case of medical indications, the treatment is supplemented by laboratory, ultrasound and radiological diagnostics, and all of the above is available to patients at the Moj Lab polyclinic.

Infectious diseases are treated with special care in the Moj Lab polyclinic.

Infectious examinations and examinations in the field of clinical pharmacology are performed by Dr. Brankica Dupanović, a specialist in infectious diseases, a master of medical sciences and a subspecialist in clinical pharmacology.

Dr. Brankica Dupanović, M.Sc. med was born in Sarajevo where she graduated from high school and the Faculty of Medicine. Specialization in the field of infectious diseases, as well as postgraduate studies in the field of neurology. She defended her master’s thesis entitled Bacterial purulent meningoencephalitis – the relationship of predisposition and risk factors to the occurrence, course and outcome, she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. She completed her subspecialization in clinical pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. Until 2000, she worked at the Health Center and the General Hospital in Bar. He has been working at the Clinical Center of Montenegro for more than 20 years, he is an assistant in the subject: infectious diseases at the Medical Faculty in Podgorica. He is a participant and lecturer in numerous congresses. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Cancer Therapy of Southeast Europe.

She has published several professional and scientific papers as an author or co-author, she is a frequent lecturer at numerous conferences and congresses in the country and abroad. The topics of her lectures are: modern approaches in the treatment of infectious diseases, viral hepatitis, HIV / AIDS, infections of the nervous system, gastrointestinal infections, infections caused by infectious mononucleosis virus and other herpes viruses, parasitic infections. She shared her knowledge with others experts, as a participant in the Conference on Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Cancer Therapy of Southeast Europe, the Expert Forum of Central and Eastern Europe on Hepatitis and HIV, the International Meeting on HIV / AIDS… .. He is a member of the Association of Infectious Diseases of Montenegro Medical Academy of Bulgaria, as well as the International Chemotherapy Association.

“Numerous old and new infectious diseases represent a real challenge for the doctor, whether they are infectious diseases with similar clinical symptoms, or a disease that manifests itself clinically differently. Timely identification of a possible cause, adequate and fast reaction, are a crucial factor in healing, and in the case of severe infections, they save lives. With the acquired knowledge, enriched by decades of experience, with precise diagnostics of the new generation that is available in the polyclinic Moj Lab, I am dedicated to those who left us with a lot of confidence to take care of their health. “