The Division of Infectious Disease faculty provides inpatient consultation for more than 1,000 patients annually and our referral-based outpatient service features a half-day clinic five days per week. We receive more than 3,000 phone calls per year from area pediatricians and family practitioners with questions regarding vaccinations, infection control, test interpretation and other issues.
Commonly treated diagnoses by specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease include:
- Serious systemic infections
- Foreign body-related infections
- Skin, soft tissue and muscle infections
- Skeletal infections
- Kawasaki disease
- Intra-abdominal infections
- Gastrointestinal and hepato-biliary infections
- Urinary tract infection
- Non-specific febrile illness
- Chronic or recurrent symptoms
- Opportunistic infections in immune compromised hosts
Infectious Disease Clinic
The pediatric specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease are available for outpatient consultation on a referral basis for children with a variety of known or suspected infections. Learn more about the Infectious Disease Clinic.
International Adoption Clinic
Our International Adoption Clinic provides pre- and post-adoption services to families adopting children from abroad. It is intended to augment the care provided by the child's primary health care provider. Services include both initial evaluations and initiation of treatment for infections. Find out more about the International Adoption Clinic.
Travel Medicine Clinic
When children or teens and their parents are planning to travel outside the country, visit the only travel clinic in the Kansas City region exclusively dedicated to their needs. Learn more about the Travel Medicine Clinic.
Our physicians typically follow up weekly with children who receive intravenous antibiotics at home. For more information, contact Children's Mercy Home Care.