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Pediatric Infectious Disease is a subspecialty of pediatrics concerned with transmissible or communicable diseases.
Our team strives to be leaders in this field by providing comprehensive pediatric infectious disease care at UF Health Pediatric Specialities - Medical Plaza (outpatient) and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital (inpatient). Our providers are committed to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases that affect infants, children and adolescents.
We treat unusual signs and symptoms of complicated illnesses known or believed to be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and infections associated with vector-borne illnesses.
Our pediatric infectious disease providers work closely with other pediatric subspecialists at UF Health Shands and community health care providers and agencies from North-Central and Northwest Florida. Our medical doctors also provide infectious disease education to the residency programs we serve throughout our local community.
The Pediatric HIV/AIDs program provides HIV care to infants, children, and adolescents in North-Central Florida at Gainesville, as well as at satellite clinics in Tallahassee, Panama City, and Pensacola.
Our multidisciplinary Gainesville HIV team consists of MDs, ARNPs, Ryan White social workers, perinatal coordinators, and psychology residents. We also have access to nutrition, dietary, pharmacy, social resources and other pediatric specialties. Our team also provides perinatal consultation to HIV-positive pregnant women, regardless of their age.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases division conducts innovative, cross-disciplinary research achieving breakthroughs in knowledge of infectious disease, and advancing the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and population-based care models.
These include NIH, industry, and Children's Miracle Network-funded basic and translational research on immunology, virology, and cancer biology of the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus, research on vaccine programs, and clinical research on bacterial and viral illnesses.
Common infectious diseases treated
- Fevers of unknown origin and recurrent fevers
- Recurrent infections
- Atypical mycobacterium
- Congenital infections (CMV, HSV, toxoplasmosis, rubella)
- Infections in immunocompromised patients
- EBV and CMV infections in transplant patients
- Vector-borne illnesses
- Bone infection
- Staph infection
- Viral infections (herpes, CMV, EBV, Parvo)
- Primary Lyme disease, but not chronic Lyme
- Post-viral fatigue syndrome, but not chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia
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- UF Health Shands Hospital admissions
- Child-Life Program at UF Health
- Conditions and treatments
- Clinical Trials
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