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Pediatric Infectious Disease

Every day, children are exposed to a variety of germs that may cause infectious diseases. Preventing infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past, thanks to improved hygiene practices, better vaccines and advances in medical technology.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases in Children

Every day, children are exposed to a variety of germs that may cause infectious diseases.

Preventing infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past, thanks to improved hygiene practices, better vaccines and advances in medical technology.

However, there are still common and unusual infections that children contract. Some of these can be difficult to diagnose or difficult to treat.

Treating Kids With Infectious Diseases
Hand washing prevents sickness

Conditions and Treatments

Some of the most common infectious diseases in children include:

Learn how you can protect your child with immunizations and hand-washing techniques.

Helping Children Grow Into Healthy Adults

Does Your Child Need To See A Physician?

Our doctors provide physician consultation services for:

  • Primary infectious diseases such as blood stream infections, pneumonia and meningitis
  • Recurrent or prolonged infections
  • Infections in children who have traveled abroad or are internationally adopted children
  • Infections in high-risk patients, including those with compromised immune systems, cancer, prematurity and children with pulmonary, cardiac or renal disease

We offer appointments through doctor referrals only.

Protect Against Sickness

Listen to a podcast about common childhood infections

Learn the signs and symptoms of enterovirus in children.

Read how you can keep your kids healthy during flu season.

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