​When to consult a paediatric Infectious Disease specialist

You should consider consulting with our team if your child is experiencing an illness caused by:

  • A bacterium
  • A virus
  • A parasite
  • An infectious agent that doesn't fall into the categories above.

​What our paediatric Infectious Disease faculty can offer your family

Our dedicated Pediatric Infectious Disease Faculty is committed to providing your family and your child with exceptional care. We bring a wealth of expertise to the table, enabling us to diagnose and manage infections, whether they are simple or complex, in children. Our approach is tailored to the specific disease science, regional and local epidemiology, available diagnostic and treatment resources, and most importantly, your family's unique needs and preferences.

​​At the Infectious Disease section, we understand that we may not always be the primary caregivers for your child. Often, we are consulted by your primary physician when dealing with children who have pre-existing medical conditions. In such cases, we take a comprehensive approach, reviewing, assessing, and providing advice while considering your child's special needs.

1. Childhood infections and common childhood infections

  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    Bullous Impetigo, Tinea Cruris, Cradle Cap, Recurrent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
    Rhinosinusitis Otitis Media, Interna In fact Otitis Externa Media, Interna Tonsillopharyngitis, Croup Bronchitis
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
    Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis
  • Fever with Rash
    Viral Rashes, Chickenpox, Measles, Erythema Subitum, Erythema Infectiosum, Bacterial Rashes (Toxin-Mediated Rashes, Scarlatina), Overlap with Allergy: Atopic Dermatitis with Impetiginization
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
    Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B), Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B
  • Uncommon patterns in common childhood infections
    Unusually severe infection, recurrent infection, frequent Infection 

2. Paediatric TB:

  • TB in outpatient settings
  • TB in inpatient settings

3. Paediatric HIV

  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Continuity of care
  • Advanced disease
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Training opportunities

4. XDR Typhoid and other Enteric infections:

  • Typhoid and its complications
  • XDR Typhoid and its complications

5. Post-infectious syndromes

  • Long COVID
  • MIS-C (Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome) due to COVID

6. Viral infections mimicking Kawasaki Disease

  • Influenza
  • EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus)
  • Adenovirus

7. Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  • Antibody Defects
  • Cellular Defects
  • Phagocyte Defects
  • Complement Defects
  • Macrophage Defects

8. Vaccine preventable infections

Highlight the importance of vaccinating for polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B), Pneumococcus and Typhoid

9. Deep-seated infections

  • Bone and Joint
  • Meningitis
  • Intra-Abdominal Infections
  • Intra-Thoracic Infections

10. Device-associated infections -

  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infections
  • Ventriculoarterial Shunt Infections
  • Central Lines Ventilator
  • Associated Pneumonia
  • Caster Associated UTI

11. Infection prevention and control

Focused on pandemics and finite outbreaks