Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 243–245 | Cite as

Infectious diseases: the 10 common truths I never believed

  • Jordi RelloEmail author
  • Emine Alp
  • Kalwaje Eshwara Vandana
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The field of infectious diseases has caught us with many surprises. Even in the time of modern medicine, evolutionary perspectives on disease biology and management have continued to challenge us from time to time (Fig.  1). Integration of knowledge from various fields of science has opened an exciting arena, ruffling our beliefs learned in medical schools or during practice of clinical medicine. Ten selected topics that developed under the influence of certain evolutionary factors in medicine are presented in Table  1.



Authors acknowledge the participation of experts who helped in the choice of the selected topics: Marcio Sa Borges, Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Jorda and Yolanda Peña-Lopez.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Campus HospitalBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.CIBERES, Instituto Salud Carlos IIIMadridSpain
  3. 3.Erciyes UniversityKayseriTurkey
  4. 4.Kasturba Medical CollegeManipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia

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