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Reproductive Infectious Diseases

Cleveland Clinic Reproductive Infectious Disease specialists are among the few in the country who are fellowship-trained in the field. Currently The Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG) has about 120 members from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia consisting of academic senior faculty and research scientists in leadership positions at local, regional, and national levels.

We are one of the few programs in the country – and the only one in Ohio – to have fellowship-trained Reproductive Infectious Disease Specialists and offer this unique specialty.

Our physicians primarily focus on infectious diseases related to women’s health care. With our state-of-the-art technology and personalized approach, our team of ob/gyn reproductive infectious disease specialists work in collaboration with maternal-fetal medicine, adult and pediatric infectious diseases specialists to provide the best care possible for you. We manage infectious gynecologic conditions of women of all ages.

What We Treat

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis is a disease that damages the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis, but alcohol, drugs, and other factors can also cause the disease.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious form of hepatitis caused by a virus. It affects people of all ages around the world. The hepatitis B virus attacks the liver. The virus can lead to serious illness, liver damage and, in some cases, death.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. It is mainly transmitted by parenteral means (by way of infected needles or blood, not by contaminated food).

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

There are two subtypes of herpes simplex viruses. The first type is herpes simplex type 1 (or HSV-1). HSV-1 occurs most often on or near the mouth and appears as a chancre or cold sore. The second type, herpes simplex type 2 (or HSV-2), occurs most often on or near the sex organs and is sometimes called “genital herpes.” Herpes virus is spread by close personal contact, such as kissing or sexual intercourse. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, or “STI.”

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus, that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The virus weakens a person's ability to fight infections and cancer. People with HIV are said to have AIDS when the virus makes them very sick and they develop certain infections or cancers.

With advances in technology and new drugs, our team is able to manage these patients so that they can have a productive life.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory condition of the female reproductive organs cause by polymicrobial ascending infection. PID can damage the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes or other parts of the female reproductive system. It also can cause severe pain and make it difficult to become pregnant.

Tubal Ovarian Abscesses

Tubal Ovarian Abscesses are a complication or severe form of PID, and could be life threatening if not managed appropriately.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections, commonly called STIs, are diseases that are spread by having sex with someone who has an STI.

Syphilis

Syphilis is an infection caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), which means that it is spread by having sex with an infected person.

Vaginitis

"Vaginitis" is a medical term used to describe various disorders that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. The symptoms of vaginitis can vary depending on what is causing the infection or inflammation. Some women have no symptoms at all.

Vaginitis could be infectious in origin when it is caused by candida, bacterial vaginosis ( BV) or trichomonas vaginalis. It could also be allergic or contact dermatitis or inflammatory vaginitis.

Other conditions of the vagina include atrophic vaginitis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, Lichen planus and Lichen sclerosis.

Yeast Infections

A yeast infection is caused by fungi that normally grow in the body. (Yeast is a kind of fungus). A change in the chemical balance in the vagina allows the fungus to grow too rapidly and cause symptoms. Yeast infections most often occur in a woman's vagina.

About Dr. Jaiyeoba

Oluwatosin (Tosin) Jaiyeoba, MD, who leads the Reproductive Infectious Diseases Program at Cleveland Clinic, is an Obstetrician Gynecologist fellowship-trained in Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, one of four academic centers that offer this specialty training in North America.