Internal medicine_Infectious Diseases
The Department of Infectious Medicine treats not only the infectious diseases caused by various microorganisms, but also patients with unexplained fever and AIDS patients. Recently, the department has been conducting treatment for patients with new infectious diseases such as MERS and coronavirus infection-19 (COVID-19). Every morning, all professors of the Department of Infectious Medicine gather to discuss the inpatients and patients referred by other departments to ensure that the best treatment is provided. At noon on Monday, the microorganisms isolated from hospitalized patients and their susceptibility are reviewed together with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the microbiology laboratory. In addition, an infectious disease meeting is held every other Thursday to provide education for students and residents. We also support the activities of the Infection Control Center to prevent healthcare-associated infections and supervise the appropriate use of antibiotics.