Pediatric Infectious Diseases/ Childhood Infectious Diseases

Every day, children are exposed to a variety of germs that may cause infectious diseases.

Preventing infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past, thanks to improved hygiene practices, better vaccines and advances in medical technology. However, there are still common and unusual infections that children contract. Some of these can be difficult to diagnose or difficult to treat. Infections in high-risk patients, including those with compromised immune systems, cancer, prematurity and children with pulmonary, cardiac or renal disease.