comprehensive care for kids with all types of infections
The infectious disease team provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with an infectious disease. Referring physicians request our help when a patient has an infection that is challenging to treat or requires complex therapy, and when they are not able to find the underlying cause.
An infection occurs when a germ (sometimes called a pathogen) is living inside a person’s body and causing illness. An infection can be caused by a virus, bacteria, parasite or fungi. In many cases, a person’s immune system can fight off the infection, and symptoms pass quickly. But sometimes, an infection is long lasting or resistant to treatment. An infectious disease specialist has special training to diagnose and care for children and adolescents with these conditions.
Specialists at Dayton Children’s treat all kinds of infectious diseases. Learn more