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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease PhysicianVisualizing live bacteria where they exist in the body, says infectious disease specialist Sanjay Jain, will improve diagnosis of tuberculosis and other infectious disorders.

About Us

The Eudowood Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins treats all aspects of infectious diseases and studies the pathogens, prevention, transmission and therapy of many of diseases, including bacteria, mycobacteria, parasites and viruses. Its faculty are experts on a wide range of infectious agents, from the viruses and bacteria that cause common respiratory tract infections to the more serious illnesses caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

A wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects examine some of the more exciting issues in infectious disease, such as antibiotic resistance, emerging infections and the production of safe and effective vaccines. Get the latest vaccine news from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In keeping with his vision that an infectious disease division should embrace many academic fields, Director Kwang Sik Kim, M.D., created a monthly infectious disease  meetings designed to help scientists from all Johns Hopkins research divisions come together and collaborate on new infectious disease research projects.

We are nationally recognized experts in our fields. Our research and clinical experts are often sought for comment on the national stage on issues ranging from influenza and H1N1 to vaccine safety and the prevention of respiratory viruses and other pathogens in a hospital setting. Here at Hopkins Children's Center, they work closely with counterparts in adult care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in preventing hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. To prevent the latter among pediatric patients, they helped design and now oversee a Web-based approval system of restricted antimicrobials. Read more about the division's antibiotic approval system.

Our Clinical Expertise

  • Adenovirus
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Deep-seated fungal infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Infections in immunocompromised patients
  • Infections in neonates
  • Infections in sickle cell
  • Intra-abdominal infection
  • Intravascular device-related infections
  • Intravascular infections (such as endocarditis)
  • Herpes
  • Lymphadenopathy/lymphadenitis
  • Meningitis
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Parasitic infections (such as malaria)
  • Postop wound infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Sepsis and bloodstream infections
  • Skin/skin structure infections
  • Staphylococcal infections (including MRSA, toxic shock syndrome)
  • Travel-related infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaccine-related disorders
  • Viral infections (such as adenovirus, herpes)
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection
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