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.
 
Developed in collaboration with the Department of Laboratory Medicine, the division’s Virology Diagnostic Center uses enzyme immunoassays, immunofluorescence, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cell culture systems for rapid diagnosis of many common illnesses, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system (CNS) infections.

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat