Infectious Disease

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Outstanding Care for All Types of Infections

Infectious diseases are those caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses. These conditions can be complex and challenging to treat and manage effectively. If you or a loved one has an infectious disease, our specialists at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport provide the vital care you need.

Our Infectious Disease Services

We see patients on an inpatient basis at the Academic Medical Center and Monroe Medical Center. In addition, we see patients on an outpatient basis at our Ambulatory Care Center.

Some of the types of infectious diseases we treat include:

  • Bone infections, also called osteomyelitis
  • COVID-19
  • Diabetic foot/wound infections
  • Fevers from unknown illnesses
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV
  • Infections due to bacteria resistant to common antibiotics
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-operative infections
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections, also called STIs or STDs
  • Skin infections, also called cellulitis
  • Travel-related infections
  • Tuberculosis

Some infectious diseases require long-term care with antibiotics. We help our patients with these conditions manage their medications successfully for effective treatment.