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Infections in Children (Pediatric Infectious Diseases)

Symptoms of infectious diseases in children are often very different from those seen in adults.

That’s why our team of board-certified infectious disease specialists at ID Care® is here to help figure out what’s going on. We provide inpatient and outpatient for adult as well as pediatric infectious diseases.

We know the unique signs and symptoms of even the most complex infectious diseases in children. And we know it can be stressful when you’re trying to figure out what’s going on with your child.

So we want to see you and get the answers you need as soon as possible.

Pediatric Conditions We Treat

Caused by microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, infectious diseases in children can cause discomfort, headaches, itchy rashes and/or fevers. Depending on the disease, infectious diseases can also cause serious complications, particularly when a child’s immune system is affected by certain medications, a recent surgery, an illness or a chronic medical condition.

We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending upon the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Cat scratch disease (a bacterial infection from being scratched, licked or bitten by a cat)
  • chronic or recurrent infections (infections that are ongoing or keep coming back)
  • chronic sinusitis (irritation and swelling of the sinuses)
  • Diarrhea and gastrointestinal (digestive system) infections
  • Fever that’s unexplained, chronic (ongoing) or recurrent (keeps coming back)
  • Encephalitis (a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus)
  • Hepatitis (an inflammation of the liver, often caused by a virus)
  • HIV/AIDS (including exposure before or around the time of birth)
  • Immunodeficiency (when a part of the immune system is missing or not working properly)
  • Infections in patients whose immune systems aren’t fully functioning
  • Infectious mononucleosis (or “mono,” which causes flu-like symptoms)
  • Kawasaki disease (an illness involving the skin, mouth and lymph nodes that most often affects young children)
  • Lyme disease (the leading tick-borne — carried by ticks — disease in the United States)
  • Meningitis (an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) 
  • Respiratory (lung) infections (like pneumonia)
  • Rheumatic fever (can cause inflammation of the heart, joints, skin and brain)
  • Skin infections (including MRSA, a highly contagious staph bacteria)
  • Tuberculosis (a highly contagious disease caused by bacteria that mainly affects the lungs)
  • Unusual bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Adenovirus
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Deep-seated fungal infections
  • Infections in immunocompromised patients
  • Infections in neonates
  • Infections in sickle cell
  • Intra-abdominal infection
  • Intravascular device-related infections
  • Intravascular infections (such as endocarditis)
  • Herpes virus infection
  • Lymphadenopathy/lymphadenitis
  • Meningitis
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STDs)
  • Parasitic infections (such as malaria) malaria
  • Postop wound infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Sepsis and bloodstream infections
  • Staphylococcal infections (including MRSA, toxic shock syndrome)
  • Travel-related infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaccine-related disorders
  • Viral infections (such as mono, CMV)
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection
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