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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

What Is an Infectious Disease?

As your child’s immune system develops, understanding how it can be compromised is important to ensuring better lifelong health. Infectious diseases are those that happen when organisms, like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi get into the body. These types of illnesses can pass from person to person, making it important to be aware of them. At Banner Children’s, we care for children with a wide range of illnesses, especially those that develop when a child’s natural defenses don’t work properly.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Treated at Banner Children’s

The expert staff at Banner Children’s has a wide range of expertise in infectious
diseases, including:

  • Antimicrobial-resistant infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Coccidioidomycosis and other fungal infections
  • Conditions producing diagnostic dilemmas, such as fever of unknown origin, periodic fevers, severe or recurrent infections
  • COVID-19
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Opportunistic infections in immunosuppressed children
  • Pneumonia and complicated respiratory infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Zoonoses (animal-transmitted diseases)

Whether you want to get to the root of recurring infections or need to treat an already-diagnosed condition, you can rely on the pediatric experts at Banner Children’s for all of your child’s healthcare needs.