Infectious diseases are caused by germs - bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic. Many infections your body can fight off on its own or can be treated by your primary care provider. But complex infections, or diseases from outside the United States, may require the care of the specialists like those in Gundersen's Infectious Disease department.
Our Infectious Disease physicians also treat patients who have compromised immune systems, such as those with leukemia, organ transplant recipients and patients with AIDS.
Gundersen's Infectious Disease department is also active in research for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases, infections in pregnancy and hospital-acquired infections.
Infectious Disease is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.