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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.

Conditions We Treat

  • Bacterial, fungal and viral infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Chickenpox
  • Fifth disease
  • Flu, including H1N1 (Swine flu)
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Meningitis
  • Parasites
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

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.