Infectious Diseases

An unexpected or chronic infectious disease in children needs expert treatment.

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to identify acute or chronic viral and bacterial diseases, so that we can treat it effectively as quickly as possible.

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The Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s 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.
 
The care team also works closely with the hospital’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Center to assist immunocompromised children and teens who suffer from multiple episodes of infection.

Treatments and Procedures

  • ​enzyme immunoassays
  • immunofluorescence
  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • cell culture systems

Treatments and Procedures

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Laboratory Medicine, the division’s Virology Diagnostic Center uses the following tests for rapid diagnosis of many common illnesses, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system (CNS) infections.

Conditions We Treat

Success Stories

Joshua had an immune deficiency called immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency – the most common immune deficiency amongst children. One out of 200 children will have IgA deficiency. The second condition Joshua had was low white blood cells caused by a viral infection, presenting as if he had leukemia.
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