Infectious Diseases

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Symptoms of some infectious diseases in children (like a fever that lasts too long) can not only be puzzling to you, but to your child’s primary care doctor, too. Nemours’ team of pediatric specialists is there to help uncover the cause of your child’s symptoms. We create a management plan for all infectious diseases in children, which means we work with your child's doctor to ensure the condition will be well-monitored and managed.

 
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The first sign of infectious diseases in children can be a fever or feeling unwell. However, it might be more severe, longer-lasting, or show unusual symptoms that are confusing to you and your child’s doctor.

Common infectious diseases in children we evaluate:
  • MRSA (a contagious staph bacteria)
  • Chronic or recurrent infections
  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Perinatal exposure to HIV (that is, exposure to the virus around the time of birth)
  • Unusual bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
  • Unexplained fever
  • Lyme disease
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Infections in patients whose immune systems are not fully functioning

Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

Our Division of Infectious Diseases at the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for a wide range of severe and recurring infectious diseases in children.

Children who are referred to our team will meet with an attending infectious disease doctor as well as others on the team, who will take a complete medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. Many types of diagnostic testing are available for infectious diseases in children, from blood tests to state-of-the-art medical imaging.

Preparing Your Child to Travel Abroad

We offer a travel clinic that provides counseling, immunizations, and other preventive care measures to protect kids who are leaving the country from infectious diseases.