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:
- Blood or bloodstream
- Central nervous system
- Congenital and perinatal
- 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).