Infectious Disease Consultation

Infectious Disease Consultation Specialist
It doesn't matter if your child is exposed to an infection in school or another country, there are times when you may need an infectious disease consultation. The pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics specialize in these consultations and know how to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious disease. If you’re concerned about your child having an infection or want to prevent contagious illnesses during international travel, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics today.

Infectious Disease Consultation Q & A

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What is an infectious disease consultation?

An infectious disease consultation allows the team of pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics to prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of acute and chronic infectious diseases. This can include several illnesses like:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mononucleosis (mono)
  • MRSA
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Valley fever

Other infectious diseases that may be diagnosed through an infectious disease consultation include:

  • Blood stream infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Frequent or recurring infections

What happens during an infectious disease consultation?

When your child sees a pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics for an infectious disease consultation, the doctor may run a variety of tests. These may include:

  • Blood and urine testing
  • Tissue samples
  • CT scans and MRIs
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds

Depending on the results of the examination and testing, the doctor determines if there is an infection present. If so, your pediatrician administers the proper medication and counsels you on the care and prevention of further complications.

Your pediatrician may also require a follow-up to check on your child’s progress and healing. This may be recommended in 10 days, two weeks, or a few months.

Who needs an infectious disease consultation?

If your child is showing signs of an infectious disease, they may need a consultation with their pediatrician. This may be appropriate if your child has experienced:

  • Prolonged or unexplained fevers
  • Recurrent infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin, bone, or soft tissue infection
  • TB exposure

Your child may also require an infectious disease consultation if they have been given a full round of antibiotics but have not shown significant improvement.

If your child is getting ready to travel out of the country, you should also schedule a consultation. Your pediatrician may recommend travel vaccinations or special destination-specific precautions.

If you think your child could benefit from an infectious disease consultation with a pediatric specialist, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics today. You can schedule your initial appointment by calling the office or booking online.

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