What is therapy? Describe various mode of therapy of infectious diseases

Q- What is therapy? Describe various mode of therapy of infectious diseases.

Answer- Therapy is a kind of attempt to remediate a health problem, usually this is followed by a medical diagnosis. It is a rule of therapy that therapy has its own indications as well as contraindications. There are many several modes of therapy for infectious diseases. Not all therapies are effective. Many therapies can produce unwanted side effects too.

Most of the time, therapy is done to treat infectious diseases. There are various modes of therapy for infectious diseases. Some of them are given below with a brief description: (you can write or learn any 5-6 of them all)

  1. Definitive therapy: A therapy that can be final, superior to others, curative, or all of them.
  2. Maintenance therapy: A therapy taken during remission of the disease to prevent relapses.
  3. Baseline therapy: therapy that is definitive, just like a baseline diagnostic test is a definitive test.
  4. Abortion Therapy: A therapy that aims to prevent a medical condition from progressing further. A medicine taken at the first sign of illness, such as a pain reliever taken at the very first symptoms of a migraine to prevent it from getting worse, is abortion therapy. Compare abortives, which terminate a pregnancy.
  5. Bridge therapy: Bridge therapy is a kind of therapy that figuratively provides a bridge to another stage or phase, crossing an immediate chasm (challenge), unlike destination therapy, which is the final therapy in cases where it is clinically appropriate.
  6. Lifesaving therapy (lifesaving therapy): A therapy tried after the failure of others; it may be a “last line” therapy.
  7. Systemic therapy: Systemic therapy. In a physiological sense, this means affecting the whole body (rather than being local or locoregional), whether through systemic administration, a systemic effect, or both.
  8. Consolidation therapy: A therapy given to consolidating gains from induction therapy. In cancer, that means chasing after any malignant cells that might be left behind.
  9. Supportive therapy: Supportive therapy is a kind of therapy that does not treat the underlying condition, but instead of it this therapy increases the patient’s comfort. This therapy is also called symptomatic treatment.
  10. Maintenance therapy: A therapy taken during remission of the disease to prevent relapses.

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