Infectious Disease

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Overview

The infectious diseases department of Children’s Minnesota diagnoses and treats acute and chronic infectious diseases, in both hospitalized patients and outpatient/clinical settings.

Conditions treated

  • Bacterial infections
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
    • Atypical mycobacteria
  • Viral infections
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Recurrent herpes simplex infections (HSV)
  • Insect-borne infections
    • Lyme disease
    • Anaplasmosis
    • Babesiosis
  • Travel-related illnesses
    • Typhoid fever
    • Tuberculosis
    • Malaria
    • Intestinal parasites
  • Recurrent fever syndromes
    • PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous ulcers, pharyngitis, adenopathy)

Services offered

  • Immunization
  • Pre- and post-travel medical consultation
  • Clinical support and education
  • Prevention services and care coordination for HIV-infected pregnant women and their partners and families. This also includes HIV prevention counseling and support, including PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for adolescents and young adults ages 15-22. Services include:
    • Risk reduction counseling and safer sex supplies
    • Regular Medical visits including comprehensive sexual health education and screening
    • Referrals to additional resources, including sexual, chemical and mental health care
    • Support with health insurance and co-pay assistance program navigation

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