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An infectious disease is caused by a bacterium, virus or other organism and can be spread to others. Infectious diseases can range from mild to life-threatening. They can last from a few days to many years.

National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, was founded more than 100 years ago to treat tuberculosis. Over the past century, we have become the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Our nationally recognized infectious disease doctors provide state-of-the-art care for patients with tuberculosis, Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and other infectious diseases.

Our specialized laboratories work with our multidisciplinary team of infectious disease specialists to choose the most appropriate medicines and doses for you. This helps to minimize drug side effects and toxicity, which can be common with the drugs used to treat MDR-TB patients.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so you have access to the latest infectious disease clinical trials and most effective treatments.

 

Infectious Disease at National Jewish Health

At National Jewish Health, you’ll find:

  • The latest in clinical trials
  • A focused and integrated approach
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic testing
  • The Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Center of Excellence
  • Specialized mycobacteriology and pharmacokinetics laboratories.

Our Specialists

  • Gwen A. Huitt
    Gwen A. Huitt, MD, MS
  • Charles L. Daley
    Charles L. Daley, MD

Clinical Trials

Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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What do you do when you are allergic to the very medicine that’s supposed to help you? Where do you turn when years of treatment don’t make you feel better? Meet Caleb, Jerry and Adam, each of whom struggled with life-threatening health issues before finding National Jewish Health. They came here as a last resort, and found doctors and researchers who listened and found answers that changed their lives.

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