Sanford Infectious Disease specializes in treating infectious and immunological diseases caused by an infectious agent (bacteria, fungus, parasites or other rare infections). These conditions are often rare and complicated and may include respiratory infections, bone and joint infections, tuberculosis and meningitis. Our infectious disease specialists have expertise in identifying and treating infectious illness in adults and children and work together with other specialists to provide the latest in care.
Meningitis is a disease caused by an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain. The inflammation is usually caused by infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
According to the CDC, an estimated 1.1 million adults and adolescents are living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The AIDS epidemic still rages out of control.