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Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

When children get serious infections, they need specialized care.

The Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Rush treats children facing a wide range of infectious conditions including the following types of infection:

  • Antibiotic-resistant
  • Blood or bloodstream
  • Cardiovascular
  • Central nervous system
  • Congenital and perinatal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Orthopedic (bone and joint)
  • And many others

The section also provides these services:

  • Travel medicine consultation (including immunizations or prevention): For babies, children and adolescents traveling to foreign countries.
  • HIV/AIDS treatment: For children with perinatally acquired HIV infection, as part of the Rush/Cook County Center for Research and Education in Infectious Diseases (CORE Center).
  • Toxoplasmosis care: For pregnant women, newborns and children with congenital toxoplasmosis, as part of the Chicago Collaborative Toxoplasmosis Study Group (CCTSG).