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.