Infectious disease specialists at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center in Worcester evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents with a broad range of infectious diseases. Infectious disease is any disease that can be transmitted from one person to another. This can occur through direct physical contact, by shared handling of an object that has picked up infective microorganisms, through a disease carrier or by spread of infected droplets coughed or exhaled into the air. Services are provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Typical referrals include children with:
- Complicated pneumonias
- Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
- Persistent fever or fever of unknown origin
- Lymphadenopathy (inflammation of the lymph nodes)
- Recurrent infections
- Complicated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection
Children who need home intravenous antibiotic administration are also seen. Children suspected or proven to have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection are usually seen in the Maternal-Child HIV Program. Our Pediatric Travelers' Clinic prepares children and parents for overseas travel, and an International Child Health Clinic provides services to children who come to this country via immigration or adoption.
Appointments and Staff
For help in choosing a physician, call 800-431-5151.
To contact the Pediatric Infectious Disease Division administrative office, call 774-442-3947.
UMass Memorial Medical Group Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialists
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