"Infections include a lot of different types of diseases that range from mild to severe," said Suzanne Lavoie, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases.
"Our group is usually called in because children have fevers or other symptoms that can't be explained and are not responding to traditional treatment methods."
CHoR's infectious diseases specialists help treat diseases ranging from milder infections caused by pneumonia, staph infections, respiratory viral infections or ruptured appendix to more severe infections affecting children receiving chemotherapy, in the intensive and neonatal intensive care units and those with organ transplants or HIV.
team has expertise on the newest labs and treatments for complex, chronic, recurrent or unusual infections and can often provide a fresh perspective into a patient's medical history and patterns of illness.
"We can help with early diagnosis and treatment," said Dr. Lavoie
of the importance of partnering with parents and other physicians.