Pediatric infectious diseases

Target population

Newborns and children up to 18 years old.
Introduction

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Pediatric Infectious Disease service is provided since 2007. In-hospital and outpatient care are provided. Additionally, the epidemiological surveillance committee and the vaccination committee processes, as well as the program of regulated use of antibiotics are supported. Likewise, Pediatric infectious disease consultation is offered from Monday to Friday plus support to all hospitalization areas seven days a week.

 

What is the target population?

The Pediatric infectious disease service is addressed to patients from newborns to children up to 18 years of age. Infectious diseases treated include common childhood diseases, such as otitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, among others. Tropical diseases such as dengue, malaria, Zika and chikungunya are also treated. Also, medical attention is provided to infected patients with immune system alterations or those with special treatments, such as transplants, cancer or another type of therapy.

The service is also part of the primary immunodeficiencies group, helping in the approach and treatment of these patients. Finally, advice on vaccination is provided.

 

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases service belongs to the Pediatric and Infectious Diseases service, supported by the microbiology group, the infections committee, the epidemiological surveillance committee and the antibiotics control group.

Currently, two pediatric infectious disease specialists serve in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases service.

 

 

-In outpatient consultation, we have extensive experience in the management of patients with different types of infections, especially immunosuppressed patients with infectious processes or healthy patients with infections difficult to control.

-The service is part of the Multidisciplinary Group of Primary Immunodeficiencies, bringing in their experience in detection timely diagnosis, as well as treatment of this type of diseases.

-Vaccination counseling is provided both for healthy patients and for patients in special situations.

-Intra-hospital care includes pediatric infectious diseases counseling seven days a week, allowing for permanent monitoring of patients and permanent multidisciplinary work.

Specialist in Pediatric infectious diseases
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