When it comes to medicine, not everyone knows who a virologist is and what he is. A virologist is a specialist who studies the viruses, the smallest intracellular parasites that cause diseases in plants, animals and humans.
Virologists mainly work in laboratories where modern equipment is installed, which allows observing biochemical, biophysical and radiobiological processes. In their arsenal there are attributes such as electron microscopy and various techniques for computing. Also, the virologist's workplace may be a vivarium (this is an office or a department at a medical and biological institution), an experimental station, polygons that organize virological expeditions.
When should I go to a virologist?
Very often the patient himself can determine that he has symptoms, most likely a viral disease. When the first signs appear, it is necessary to make an appointment for a consultation with a virologist.
When should I go to a virologist? Here are some symptoms that should not be ignored:
If you have a fever;
The appearance of various eruptions on the mucous membrane and skin;
The onset of pain in the muscles;
Stomach upset (diarrhea);
Sharp mood swings (from depression to emotional arousal);
Dryness in the oral cavity;
Pain in the lymph nodes;
Skin yellow and sclera (protein around the lens of the eye).
It is very important to seek the advice of a virologist if you were in some of the exotic countries, and when you return, you have one of the symptoms listed above.
What tests should I take when I visit a virologist?
Also, the question is often: Which tests do you need to pass to the virologist?
Here are the main ones:
HIV annt-HІV 1/2;
Herpes simplex virus (anty-HSV 1 type ІgG, annt-HSV 2 type ІgG, annt-HSV 1,2 type ІgG, anthi-HSV 1,2 type ІgM, annti-HSV 6 type ІgG);