Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides care for children with infections, including complex, recurrent and rare infections.

Update: We offer telemedicine appointments with the Infectious Diseases program,depending on each patient's condition and appointment needs. For appointment scheduling, please call 727-767-4160.

The pediatric infectious diseases specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s provide expert care for children of all ages with a variety of infections.

Our physicians are experienced in diagnosing and treating children with complex, hard-to-treat infections, and caring for very ill or immunocompromised children with infections, including children with cancer or heart disease, post-surgical patients, and neonatal patients.

We diagnose and treat a wide range of viral, bacterial and parasitic illnesses. If your child has a recurring, persistent, or rare infection, our pediatric infectious diseases specialists can help your pediatrician diagnose and treat your child.

Our physicians are experts in treating the full range of acute, recurrent and chronic childhood infections, and we work collaboratively with specialists throughout the hospital to provide your child with the best treatment plan.

Why consult a pediatric infectious diseases specialist?

Children are not just small adults. While they are still growing, it’s important that they receive treatment from specialists who understand children’s medical needs. Children also often express their concerns differently than adults do. They can’t always answer medical questions, and can have trouble cooperating during an appointment if they become frustrated or scared.

Our pediatric infectious diseases specialists are skilled at examining and treating children in a way that helps them feel calm, relaxed and cooperative. They also understand the unique signs, symptoms, treatments and outcomes, and prognoses associated with childhood infectious diseases, which can be quite different from infections in adults. Our pediatric infectious diseases specialists are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

The infectious diseases program is an important resource for the many pediatric subspecialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, as well as for primary care pediatricians. Our infectious diseases specialists also provide support for the hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control department and for Quality of Care improvement initiatives, such as antibiotic stewardship and medical education.

Conditions we treat include:

Specific infections:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • MRSA infections, and other antibiotic-resistant infections
  • Parasitic infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Tick and insect related infections

Syndromes and other conditions:

  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes)
  • Recurrent (episodic) fever
  • Recurrent infections
  • Kawasaki disease

International Adoption Clinic

The International Adoption Clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital serves families of children adopted from outside the United States. We work in conjunction with your child’s primary care physician to help assess and manage problems commonly seen in children from other countries. We are available to help you before the adoption and once your child joins you in the United States.

Learn more about the International Adoption Clinic

Visiting our practice

The physicians in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins All Children’s see patients on our main campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. We see patients by appointment only. A referral from your child’s primary care physician is required to make an appointment.

A wider selection of appointment times are available if your visit is scheduled weeks in advance. Many parents prefer to schedule visits before or after school hours. Please understand these appointment times fill up quickly and may not be available if your child needs to be seen sooner.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork. Please allow time for possible traffic delays and for finding the parking garage on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s main campus. If this is your first appointment, please make sure you have directions to the clinic and parking garage. A map of the main campus may be found here.

Contact us and Request an Appointment

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 727-767-4160 (toll-free: 800-456-4543, ext. 4160). As a courtesy, we’ll call your home to confirm each appointment. If you must cancel an appointment, please call at least 48 hours before your appointment date. We can assist you with scheduling another appointment at that time.

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