The best care for common to serious pediatric infections
From the common cold to complex post-surgery or chemotherapy-related afflictions, we diagnose, evaluate, and treat all types of infections in children. Our board-certified team of pediatric infectious disease specialists provides comprehensive knowledge and exceptional care, along with both inpatient and outpatient consultations. As part of a large, comprehensive children’s hospital, we offer seamless coordination of care with other specialists, ensuring that your child receives the most comprehensive and appropriate treatment.
To learn more about our pediatric infectious disease services or to make an appointment, please call us at 718-283-7500. At Maimonides Children’s Hospital, we provide expert pediatric care close to home. As Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and pediatric trauma center, we offer a full range of pediatric services from birth through adolescence. Our patient- and family-centered approach ensures that every child receives the best possible care.
Conditions we treat
We’re able to treat a wide range of conditions related to pediatric infectious diseases. These include:
Bone and joint infections
These can occur after an infection elsewhere in the body spreads through the bloodstream. Infections can also occur when bacteria enter directly through a break in the skin, such as a cut or scrape. Our team is experienced in diagnosing and treating these types of infections.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause difficulty breathing. Some types of pneumonia are more severe than others and may require hospitalization. When pneumonia is complicated, it means that it’s spread to other parts of the body or is difficult to treat. We offer comprehensive care for complicated pneumonia, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment options.
These are infections that occur in newborns. They can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, during delivery, or after birth through contact with contaminated fluids. Treatment for congenital infections is often complex and may require specialized care.
Infections related to cancer and chemotherapy
Cancer and chemotherapy can weaken the immune system, making patients more susceptible to infection. We’ll work closely with your child’s oncologist to help prevent and treat infections.
This is a bacterial infection that is spread by ticks. Lyme disease can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. Treatment typically involves antibiotics.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections
MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics. It can cause skin infections, pneumonia, and other types of infections. Antibiotics, often given intravenously, are the main treatment for MRSA infections.
After surgery, it’s important to monitor for infection. Signs of infection include redness, swelling, and drainage from the surgical site. We’ll work with you to make sure your child is healing properly and to treat any infections that occur.
Recurrent fevers and infections
When a child has fevers that come and go without an obvious cause, it can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Infectious disease specialists can help determine the cause of recurrent fevers and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your child’s needs.
Brooklyn’s destination for outstanding pediatric care
Comprehensive, compassionate care for Brooklyn’s kids—that’s what Maimonides Children’s Hospital provides. If your child is sick, we can help. Our team of specialists offers a full range of pediatric services, from routine checkups to complex care for serious conditions.
Whether your child needs treatment for a common cold or complex surgery, you’ll find everything you need close to home at Maimonides. With 24/7 emergency care, we’re here when your child needs us most.