If your child has a recurring or persistent disease caused by an infectious agent such as bacteria, a fungus, a parasite or other rare infection, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist has the experience and qualifications to help your pediatrician diagnose and treat your child. Pediatric infectious diseases specialists treat children from birth through the teen years.
Pediatric infectious diseases 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)