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

Philadelphia

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Philadelphia I

833 Chestnut St. E., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (215) 861-8830

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
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Resources for Patients & Families

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Philadelphia, there is a weekly Infectious Disease clinic run by Nemours pediatric specialists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which provides care for infectious diseases in children.

Specialized Care for Children At-Risk or With HIV

Our division offers a clinic specifically for children with HIV infection. The program provides care for approximately 50 children from infancy through the teenage years.

We are also active in community outreach activities — like working with Christiana Care Hospital to bring at-risk pregnant women and their babies in for appropriate care.

The clinic is attended by two infectious disease specialists and a support staff that includes social workers, nurses, nutritionists, and pharmacists.