The specialists in pediatric infectious diseases provide consultation regarding the diagnosis and management of all types of infectious diseases in children and adolescents. They work closely with the Division of Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine for the evaluation of patients with severe or recurrent infections.
The service is strengthened by the outstanding clinical diagnostic laboratories of St. Louis Children's Hospital, which provide resources for evaluation of the immune system, as well as a variety of conventional and molecular techniques for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases.
- Bacterial infections involving the brain, bones, joints, lungs, lymph nodes, skin or any other site
- Conditions producing diagnostic dilemmas, such as fever of unknown origin, recurrent infections, or rashes of unknown type or origin
- Opportunistic infections in patients who are immunosuppressed due to acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, transplant, or other medical condition
- Tick transmitted or other vector borne diseases
- Unusual infections such as those caused by fungus, mycobacteria, or drug-resistant pathogens
- HIV infection
- Pre- and post-travel consultation
- Evaluation of children who are internationally adopted
Caring for children with HIV: Project A.R.K.
The specialists in pediatric infectious diseases provide care for children with possible or documented HIV infections through a program known as Project A.R.K. (AIDS Resources for Kids) that provides for the medical, psychosocial and educational needs of HIV-infected children and their families.