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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Our pediatric infectious disease team works closely with all other pediatric divisions and areas 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 both in the inpatient setting as well as in our outpatient clinic.

Equally important, our physicians direct the pediatric Infection Prevention team to prevent and stop transmission of infectious diseases within the inpatient and outpatient settings. We also lead a robust Antimicrobial Stewardship team to ensure that antibiotics are used wisely to maximize clinical outcomes and minimize the development of antibiotic resistance.

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Research Activities

We are involved in a variety of clinical studies focusing on improving the care of infectious diseases in children. These involve epidemiologic, quality improvement, and vaccine studies, as well as providing timely academic reviews of cutting-edge subjects.

Faculty interests include congenital infections, pediatric vaccines, COVID-19 infection, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention.

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Academic Programs

We are committed to the education of medical students and pediatric residents in all areas of pediatric infectious diseases and also co-lead our pediatric residency media and child health education program. Our faculty routinely provide educational lectures to physician and nursing groups and serve as sources of information to the media.

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Patient Care Services
  • The pediatric infectious disease faculty diagnose and manage a full spectrum of pediatric infections ranging from common conditions to rarely seen and exotic infections. We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and therapies, and work closely with our colleagues in pharmacy, microbiology, laboratory medicine, infection prevention, radiology, public health, and pediatric surgical specialists to provide evidence-based and comprehensive care.

  • Conditions We Treat

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

For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about our training programs or research activities, please call our academic office phone number.

For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals and transfers phone number for assistance with infectious diseases services.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

TICON II - 2516 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

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