The Division of Infectious Diseases uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to identify acute or chronic viral and bacterial diseases, so that effective treatment can be instituted as quickly as possible.
Conditions We Treat
The division serves infants, children and teenagers with:
- Gastrointestinal parasites
- Kawasaki's disease
- Recurrent sinopulmonary infections
- Septic Arthritis
The division also works closely with the hospital's hematology division and the Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program to assist immunocompromised children who suffer from multiple episodes of infection.
Developed in collaboration with the Department of Laboratory Medicine, the division's Virology Diagnostic Center uses enzyme immunoassays, immunofluorescence and cell culture systems for rapid diagnosis of many common illnesses, including Epstein Barr, CMV, and the herpes virus. Serology tests are also used to detect congenital infections and childhood infections.