Our infectious diseases services based at Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Charles and St Mary’s hospitals have outstanding expertise in treating and managing infections and fever including tuberculosis (TB).
Our infectious disease clinics have particular expertise in the treatment of tuberculosis and we diagnose and treat around 300 cases of tuberculosis each year. Our tuberculosis service is run jointly by the infectious diseases and respiratory medicine departments.
Conditions and treatments
We have a purpose-built infectious disease inpatient facility at Hammersmith Hospital for patients with severe infections and fever requiring isolation or high-level medical treatment and monitoring. The range of patients seen in our infectious disease clinics are treated for a variety of infections, including:
- Latent tuberculosis in TB contacts and patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapies
- Atypical mycobacterial infection
- Fever, diarrhoea and other conditions in returning travellers
- Fever of unknown origin
- Bone and joint infection
- Persistent chest infections
- Recurrent urinary infections
- Exposure to animal or tick bites
- Other infections
We also offer an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) service that offers at-home intravenous antibiotics to qualifying patients.
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Patient cured of rare life threatening infection
A patient recovered from a rare life threatening illness at Hammersmith Hospital after going to the urgent care centre. Emily Daenell, 21, had a serious infection, a form of toxic shock which only occurs around once in 100,000 people.
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