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Experts in Kids’ Infections

Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic germs, such as bacteria, viruses or fungi, that get into the body and cause problems. Some, like the flu or COVID-19, spread directly from one person to another. 

From infections that happen in the brain to fungal infections of the feet, at Nemours Children's Health, we treat kids head to toe. 

Infections may look different in children than they do in adults. Nemours infectious disease pediatricians know the unique signs and symptoms of even the most complex infections in children. 

We know it can be stressful when your child isn’t feeling well because of an infection. You can count on Nemours to get the answers you need as soon as possible.

Find Infectious Diseases Care From Nemours

We have multiple pediatric infectious diseases specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

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

Rheumatic fever
Bone and joint infections
Cat scratch disease
Chronic or recurrent infections
Chronic sinusitis
Diarrhea and gastrointestinal infections
Encephalitis
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis
Immunodeficiency
Infections / non-fully working immune systems
Infectious mononucleosis
Kawasaki disease
Lyme disease
Meningitis
Respiratory (lung) infections like pneumonia
Skin infections including MRSA
Tuberculosis
Unexplained, chronic or recurrent fever
Unusual bacterial, fungal or viral infections

We Specialize in Treating Kids With Infectious Diseases

From Lyme disease to lung and skin infections, our specialists help kids get better every day.

  • We’ve successfully treated kids with COVID-19 and MIS-C. We’ve been on the forefront of treating children with COVID-19 and its related complications, including multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). 
  • We offer specialized care for babies, kids, and teens with HIV/AIDS. In addition to postnatal (after birth) care for infants with HIV/AIDS, we offer treatment for all ages. We also help connect families to community services that can improve quality of life.
  • We care for children whose immune systems are not working properly. This includes transplant patients, cancer patients, and others. 
  • We offer short wait times for appointments. We want to help you get the answers you need as soon as possible.
  • We have an antibacterial stewardship program. We prescribe antibiotics only when they are necessary for the diagnosis. We avoid using antibiotics for viral infections. 

3,000+

Children we care for each year

11

Specialists on our team

128,000+

Children we immunize yearly against infectious childhood diseases

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