Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Children are not just small adults. Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists are professionally trained to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. They also understand the unique signs, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes/prognoses associated with infectious diseases in infants and children, which can be quite different from those of adults with such infections.

What kind of training do pediatric infectious diseases specialists have?

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists are medical doctors who have:

  • Graduated from a medical school
  • Completed pediatric residency training (at least 3 years)
  • Completed infectious diseases training
  • Certified as a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists from the American Board of Pediatrics and re-certified on a regular basis

What types of treatments do pediatric infectious diseases specialists provide?

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists treat a wide range of infectious and immunologic diseases such as those caused
by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Pediatric researchInfectious Disease Specialists may also be consulted for diseases
that are complicated or atypical, including:

  • Illnesses that are of unclear cause, have prolonged fever, or are recurrent
  • Respiratory infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis
  • Meningitis

Modified from: "What is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist", AAP 2002 

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