Our infectious diseases service looks after children admitted to the hospital with severe infections.
Together with the microbiologists and virologists, we also advise other teams looking after children with infections such as osteomyelitis or meningitis.
We advise on:
- diagnostic tests
- which antibiotics to use – either by cannula or medicine, or tablets – and for how long.
With this advice we aim to get the best results with as few side-effects as possible.
We provide outpatient clinics where we follow-up patients after admission, or see children with recurrent infections and auto-inflammatory syndromes.
We also have a children’s travel clinic, and specialist clinics for children with tuberculosis, HIV and other blood-borne viruses.
Improving care for children with infections
Current research for children with infections focuses on improving:
- diagnostics for children with infection/inflammation, including COVID-19, with a special interest in high risk patients
- diagnosis and care for children with congenital CMV infection
- treatment of infections
- inequality in healthcare with a focus on febrile illness in children
When you come to our unit or outpatient clinic, you may be asked to participate in research.