Infectious Disease at Mott Children's Hospital

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, part of the University of Michigan Health System, brings together the expertise and specialized skills of a multidisciplinary team devoted to promoting the best available care for infants, children and adolescents with infectious diseases and immunodeficiency disorders.

We treat a variety of diseases in children that include:

MICROBIAL DISEASES:

  • Bacterial infections, i.e.
    • MRSA
    • Staphylococci
    • Streptococci
    • Tuberculosis
    • Atypical mycobacteria
  • Viral infections, i.e.
    • EBV and CMV
    • Adenovirus
    • HIV-AIDS
  • Parasitic infections
  • Fungal infections

 

IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISEASES:

  • Immunoglobulin (IgA, IgM, IgG) deficiencies
  • Immunoglobulin switch disorders
  • Hyper IgE (Job’s syndrome)
  • Complement deficiency
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Innate immune signaling disorders

 

 

 

INFECTIONS:

  • Osteomyelitis/septic arthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent otitis media
  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Abscesses
  • Endocarditis
  • Infections in transplant patients
  • Infections in cancer patients
  • Encephalitis/meningitis

 

FEVER SYNDROMES:

  • Recurrent fevers
  • Fevers of unknown origin

 

 

 

 

 

We see more than 500 outpatients each year. Our role is to coordinate specialized health care with your child’s primary care physician.

We provide services for the evaluation, diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment (such as antibiotics to destroy microorganisms), and clinical management of children with acute infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. In addition, we plan strategies to prevent infections in children.  We also offer care for children with HIV, recurrent infections and infectious complications of other medical problems, as well as children with abnormalities of the immune system or with fever of unknown origin.

Our Pediatric Infusion Room provides replacement intravenous gamma globulin (serum antibodies to provide immunity) to patients with defined immunoglobulin deficiencies. The Derrick Clinic, a dedicated HIV treatment center, has a number of services to assist HIV-infected children, their families and their communities in managing infection.