Pediatric doctors specialize in infection care
Fever often occurs when the body is trying to fight an infection. If your child is experiencing symptoms of an infection, doctors can use tests to help identify the cause. Care teams at Ascension sites of care work quickly to understand your concerns and deliver a care plan that’s right for your child.
Treating childhood illness and infections
If your child’s infection does not respond to treatment, they may need to see an infectious disease specialist. At Ascension sites of care, our doctors and specialists provide pediatric intensive care to infants, children and teens. Our care teams diagnose and treat many diseases, including:
- Childhood illness such as chickenpox, measles, mumps and whooping cough
- COVID-19 and SARS
- Hepatitis C
- Tuberculosis (TB)
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, including high fever or shortness of breath, go to the nearest ER and call 911.
Multispecialty care teams for disease management
Our pediatric doctors specialize in complex, infectious disease management for children with:
- Compromised immune system
- Heart and lung conditions
- Kawasaki disease
- Multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19
- Neonatal infection
- Transplant organs
Travel medicine and infection prevention
Having up-to-date vaccinations can help protect your child from infectious diseases. Before traveling, talk to your child’s doctor about vaccinations, preventive care measures and how to prevent parasitic infections, such as malaria, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and more.