The study of all living organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye is known as microbiology. They include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, archaea, fungi, and algae. Some of these microbes are helpful for humans while some are responsible for causing deadly diseases such as malaria or COVID-19. Microbiologists are specialists who study the causes, prevention and treatment of various infections caused due to these microscopic organisms. At Manipal Hospitals, we have an expert team of microbiologists who have years of experience in treating various diseases caused due to these tiny creatures.
Get world-class treatment for various infectious diseases in Manipal Hospitals. Once an infection has been detected and identified, our team of expert microbiologists evaluate the best course of therapy. We follow a multidisciplinary approach where specialists from various concerned departments brainstorm together to devise the best treatment possible.
We are home to a team of expert microbiologists who specialise in the treatment of diseases caused by germs. At Manipal Hospitals, patients receive unparalleled care and treatment from doctors and other medical staff. They get access to state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and treatments to help them recover from a wide range of infectious diseases.
The body's immune system can combat some infections, but antimicrobial medications are used to treat more severe illnesses. Antibacterials, often known as antibiotics, are used to treat bacterial infections whereas antifungals and antivirals are used to treat fungal and viral infections, respectively. Antiparasitics, a large class of medications, are used to treat parasitic illnesses.
The Department of Microbiology at Manipal Hospitals is one of the most well-equipped facilities in India for the prevention and treatment of a wide gamut of infectious diseases caused by microbes. Our expert microbiologists devise the best course of action based on the type of microbe, its antibiotic resistance, the infection site, the potential toxicity of the antimicrobials, and any drug sensitivities the patient may have. Visit our Microbiology Hospital in Bangalore to get the best consultation and treatment.
Our doctors are adept at completely treating many diseases and conditions including:
Tuberculosis is a type of lung infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a communicable disease and the bacterium that causes TB spreads from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. The signs and symptoms of active TB are coughing for three or more weeks, coughing up blood or mucus, chest pain, fatigue, night sweats, chills, and loss of appetite.
The most common diagnostic tool for TB is a skin test, in which a small amount of a substance called tuberculin is injected just below the skin on the inside of your forearm. After 2-3 days, the doctor checks the arm of the patient for swelling at the injection site. A hard and raised red bump indicates the presence of TB infection. Tuberculosis can be treated completely. The most common treatment method is antibiotic medication.
Malaria is a deadly disease caused by the Plasmodium parasites. It is spread through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. Common symptoms of malaria are fever, chills, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fatigue, rapid breathing, nausea and vomiting, and cough. Malaria can be diagnosed with the help of a blood test. It can be treated by administering antimalarial drugs such as Chloroquine phosphate and Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs).
Rubella, popularly known as German measles is a viral infection that may cause mild or no symptoms in some people. It is characterised by its distinctive red rash. Symptoms of Rubella are clearly noticeable and include mild fever, headache, red & itchy eyes, and stuffy and runny nose. The Rubella infection can be confirmed with lab tests. Since the symptoms are mild, the infection does not require special treatment. Doctors usually recommend isolation from others.
Ringworm is a fungal infection that is characterised by an itchy, circular rash with clearer skin in the middle. Common symptoms include itchiness, slightly raised expanding rings, and a clear or scaly area inside the ring. It is caused by a common mould-like parasite and spreads through human-to-human or animal-to-animal. Ringworm can also spread through contaminated objects or soil. Ringworm can be treated by over-the-counter medications. If that doesn’t work, doctors might prescribe antifungal pills.
It’s a fungal infection that generally occurs between toes. The most common cause of an Athlete’s foot is sweaty feet caused due to tight shoes. Its symptoms are itchy and scaly rash. This infection is contagious and can spread via contaminated floors, towels, or clothing. Similar to ringworms, Athlete’s feet can be treated by antifungal medications.
Manipal Hospital has an expert team of microbiologists who have years of experience in treating various diseases caused due to microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. Our microbiology department is well-equipped with all the latest technologies and machines to diagnose and treat various kinds of microbial infections and diseases such as TB, Malaria, Measles, Ringworm, etc. We provide unparallel care and treatment for all types of infectious diseases. Book an appointment at our Microbiology Lab and Clinic in Bangalore today and live a healthy life ahead.
Here at the Microbiology department of Manipal Hospitals, we have the latest equipment to perform lab tests and research. We have QBC and rapid antigen detection tests for malaria parasite. In addition to that, we have equipment for advanced testing such as incubators, autoclave, hot air sterliser, Electrophoresis unit, OT air samplers, anaerobic apparatus, EGG candler, etc.
There are several branches of microbiology. They are:
For effective infection prevention and control (IPC), the microbiology laboratory is crucial. The most common microbes causing healthcare-associated infections are identified by the microbiology laboratory. Apart from that, they perform some basic typing of epi-demiologic testing and evaluations.
There are several tests to check for bodily infections including blood tests, urine tests, throat swabs, stool sample, and spinal tap.
Some signs and symptoms of an infection caused due to microorganisms are fever, chills and sweats, sore throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stiffness in the neck, burning or pain while urinating, etc.
Bacteria causes various diseases and infections such as cholera, diphtheria, bacterial meningitis, tetanus, Lyme disease, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Manipal is one of the Best Microbiology Hospitals in India with experienced Microbiologists. Book an appointment today.