Infectious Disease - Patient Care and Treatment

Infectious Disease - Patient Care and Treatment

The Pediatric Infectious Disease team helps children heal from or manage serious infections. Children and their families get expert help to fight a wide range of infectious diseases and related problems.

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Our experts treat serious infections

A child with an infectious disease may have a number of signs or symptoms. Our pediatric infectious disease experts know how to spot them. They also understand the special needs children have when they’re fighting an infection.

What’s an infectious disease?

Simply put, it’s a sickness caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite. Children can be born with these kinds of infections, or catch them from other people, pets, bugs, food, water, soil or other places.

Some conditions we treat:

  • Infections babies are born with or catch soon after birth
  • Infections in children with other health problems
  • Infections that keep coming back
  • Infections that resist antibiotics
  • Skin infections
  • Bone, joint and deep tissue infections
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Diarrhea caused by a certain bacteria (called Clostridium difficile or C. diff.)
  • Fevers that don’t go away or that come back
  • Liver infections (Hepatitis A, B and C)
  • Cold sores (herpes simplex)
  • Mono (infectious mononucleosis)
  • Lyme disease
  • Swollen glands (Lymphadenopathy/lymphadenitis)
  • MRSA infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB) and other germs in that family (atypical mycobacteria)

We work with families to:

  • Check international adoptees
  • Assess and manage immunodeficiency
  • Give vaccines and answer travel-related questions

Our team offers a variety of  tests and clearly explains the results of each. We also choose and track antibiotics, and answer your questions.

HIV program supports infants, children and teens

Our Pediatric Comprehensive Care Program helps babies through teens who are living with HIV. We’re also here for their families. Specialty care is available for:

  • Children and teens who have or are affected by HIV
  • Babies who are exposed to or are at risk of HIV

The program provides:

  • Advanced evaluation, screening, testing and treatment
  • Counseling and social service support
  • Referrals to local resources

The experienced care team includes:

  • Doctors who specialize in treating children with serious infections
  • Clinical nurse
  • Social worker
  • Outpatient support staff

This group of experts works closely with your child’s doctor. They also teach families and other doctors about HIV in women, infants, children and teens.

Ask questions or make an appointment

Phone: 717-531-6807
Fax717-531-0245