Pediatric Infectious Diseases | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Treating common and uncommon diseases in children

Our specialists provide consultation and care for children with suspected or confirmed infectious diseases.

A doctor using a stethoscope to check a child's breathing.
Photo of Natasha Nakra, M.D. with her arm around a child.

Pediatric infectious diseases

Our infectious diseases team works closely with all other pediatric care teams in the hospital to provide consultation and care for children with suspected or confirmed infectious diseases. We assist with evaluation, diagnosis, and management of children in the hospital setting as well as in our outpatient clinic.

Equally important, our physicians are at the forefront in educating the community and parents on child health issues and current outbreaks via media and online social media channels. They also lead clinical studies focusing on improving the care of infectious diseases.

Conditions and diseases we treat

Our pediatric infectious disease physicians diagnose and treat infants, children and adolescents for a comprehensive range of pediatric infections, from common conditions to rarely seen and exotic infections.

Conditions and diseases we treat include:

  • Abscesses
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Congenital infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) and syphilis
  • Endocarditis (infection of the heart)
  • Fever of unknown origin or recurrent fever
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • HIV-exposed infants
  • Immunization counseling and management of adverse effects following immunization
  • Infections of the bones and joints such as osteomyelitis and septic arthritis
  • Infections of the lymph nodes
  • Latent and active tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pre-travel counseling and vaccines
  • Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections including MRSA
  • Salmonella infections
  • Sepsis (blood poisoning)
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis

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Clinic information

The multidisciplinary team of infectious disease specialists offer a complete spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services for infectious diseases in infants, children and adolescents.

Our specialists provide patient care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital as well as at the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic.

Directions to our clinic

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic

2521 Stockton Blvd., Second Floor
Sacramento, CA

The pediatric infectious diseases clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

For physician referrals or appointments


To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.

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