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Rush Pediatric Infectious Disease

Welcome to the Rush Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic. We provide consultation for diagnosis and treatment of any and all suspected infectious diseases in children and adolescents. We have particular expertise in caring for congenital and perinatal infections, orthopedic infections, Kawasaki's disease, cardiovascular infections, pulmonary infections and antibiotic resistant infections.

Symptoms of a serious infection may include prolonged fevers of unknown origin, recurrent or particularly severe infections, arthritis or limb pain, suspicion of infection acquired during pregnancy or the birth process or failure to respond to antibiotic therapy.

Members of the section participate in research trials of treatments for children with HIV infection and AIDS, antibiotic resistance and health care-associated infections, and they collaborate on research projects with colleagues in the Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Specialty:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics
Board Certification:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics
Faculty Rank:
Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency:
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship:
UCLA Medical Center - Pediatric Infectious Disease
 
Phoenix Laboratories Division, Center for Disease Control - Pediatric Infectious Disease
Clinical Expertise:
Fetal and neonatal infections
Group B streptococcal neonatal infections
HIV infection in children and adolescents
Sepsis and septic shock
Toxoplasmosis, congenital
Travel medicine
Research Interests:
Group B streptococcal neonatal infections
Congenital toxoplasmosis
Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus
Pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Specialty:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics
Board Certification:
Pediatrics
Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency:
Children's Memorial Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship:
Children's Memorial Hospital - Pediatric Infectious Disease
Clinical Expertise:
Antibiotic resistance
Gram-negative bacterial infections
Zoonotic diseases
Research Interests:
Antibiotic resistance
Molecular epidemiology
Services
In addition to diagnostic and therapeutic services for infectious diseases, the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases offers:
 
Travel Medicine: Members of the section provide consultation regarding appropriate immunizations or preventive measures for foreign travel involving families with children. We can provide immunizations against typhoid, rabies, hepatitis, Japanese B encephalitis, meningococcal disease, and /or yellow fever; provide complete international vaccination certificates; and counsel on preventing malaria and traveler's diarrhea.
 
HIV/AIDS Treatment: As part of the Rush/Cook County Center for Research and Education in Infectious Diseases (CORE Center), we provide comprehensive care for children with perinatally acquired HIV infection. We can also determine whether an infant has been exposed to or infected with HIV and provide preventive and therapeutic medications that are the latest available, either by prescription or through participation in national studies (International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT)). Services include multidisciplinary care for mothers and children with HIV/AIDS.
 
Toxoplasmosis care: As part of the Chicago Collaborative Toxoplasmosis Study Group (CCTSG), we provide comprehensive care for children with congenital toxoplasmosis. We can also determine whether a pregnant woman, newborn or child has toxoplasmosis and provide multidisciplinary care and treatment. The CCTSG is an international referral center that provides a level of expertise and care available nowhere else in the United States.

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Pediatric Infectious Disease
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-3034
Fax: (312) 942-4168
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