Infectious Diseases - Pediatric

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The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is involved in the diagnosis and management of infants, children and adolescents with acute and chronic infectious diseases. Division faculty members accept referrals of patients from primary care providers and other physicians with challenging infectious disease problems or conditions in which an infectious disease is under consideration.

When your primary care provider seeks assistance in evaluating and managing certain infections or conditions in which an infection may be the cause of your child's symptoms, they may request that we evaluate your child. 

We serve a diverse population in both the inpatient and outpatient settings at Kentucky Children's Hospital and the Kentucky Clinic and work with your primary care provider and other care providers in evaluating and managing children with infectious diseases.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Congenital and other perinatally acquired infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections, including infection caused by MRSA
  • Infections in immunocompromised patients
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Other bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIstoplasmosis
  • Infections in immunocompromised children
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Recurrent fevers
  • Recurrent infections
  • Tick and other insect-transmitted infections

Patient referrals

For patient appointments, please ask your primary care provider or pediatrician to make a referral.

Health care providers, please visit our referral page to refer your patient to this service.


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