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Infectious disease

Infectious diseases are caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite and can be transmitted through multiple sources, including insects, animals or food and water.

Pediatric infectious disease doctors in Denver

If your child has an infectious disease, we understand the urgency for quick, effective care.

The board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialists at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children will work closely with you and your child. We will provide an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan to restore their health.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Common children's infectious diseases we treat

Our pediatric infectious disease doctors treat a wide range of diseases and disorders, including:

  • Adenovirus infections
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Botulism
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria
  • Fifth disease
  • Haemophilus influenzae infections
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes simplex virus (cold sores)
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV)
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal infections
  • Mumps
  • Poliomyelitis (polio)
  • Rabies
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Roseola
  • Rotavirus infections
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Rubeola (measles)
  • Scarlet fever
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  • Tetanus
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Transient toxic synovitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • West Nile virus
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

Our infectious disease care

Beginning with a diagnosis, we work with you and your child to fully understand their condition and adopt a unique, corresponding treatment plan to get them better.

Diagnostic tests we offer

In order to begin proper treatment, our infectious disease specialists may order diagnostic laboratory and imaging tests, such as:

  • Blood test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Urine test
  • X-ray

Treatments for pediatric infectious disease

Regardless of what type of test your child’s doctor orders, we as a full-service hospital can offer your child the complete scope of comprehensive care and services that our campus offers.

Depending on the type of infectious disease present, our infectious disease specialists may prescribe oral medication and/or topical medication, among other treatments, to bring your child back to good health.

Infant botulism treatment and prevention

Infant botulism can have severe consequences for your little one. It is especially common in infants who are 6 weeks to 6 months old. To prevent this illness, it is essential to avoid any exposure to spores, particularly by avoiding feeding your child honey or corn syrup before they turn one year old.

It is vital to act quickly and seek medical assistance if you suspect your child has been exposed to the bacteria. Our compassionate and experienced team of pediatric infectious disease specialists provides prompt and reliable diagnosis and treatment.

Infectious disease symptoms

Your child’s symptoms may vary depending on what type of infectious disease they have.

Common signs of infectious diseases in children

While the signs below may not be emergencies on their own, if some are happening in conjunction with one another, you may need to see a doctor.

Common signs of infectious disease that relate to a variety of diseases include:

  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches

Our Infectious disease Locations

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

Currently Viewing:

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000
Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

2.0 miles

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

8.1 miles