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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Nationally Recognized Infectious Disease Department

University Health is nationally and internationally recognized for our research efforts in several important areas in infectious disease including:

  • Antifungal therapies
  • Multidrug resistant bacteria
  • Infection control

Additionally, our Infectious Disease Department oversees an active travel medicine clinic to treat patients with malaria, dengue and other tropical diseases. We also maintain a fellowship program which allows physicians the opportunity to perform rotations at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to treat all infectious disease cases comprehensively.

Caring for Infectious Disease

We provide care for a wide array of infectious diseases including:

  • Antibiotic-resistant infections
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Hospital-acquired infections including Staph infections
  • Chickenpox
  • Immunosuppression from bone marrow or solid organ transplant
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Traumatic injury infections

Looking Toward the Future

Our Infectious Disease Department is poised to bring advancements to the area of infectious disease through our clinical research. Recognized with the Clinical and Transitional Science Award (CTSA), we hope to begin many new collaborative research projects in the future that will bring greater understanding and knowledge to this area of medicine.

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