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What happens when antibiotics are overused

Overprescribing antibiotics has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past.

Conditions and Services

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we're the state's leading experts in the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission (from mother to child). That's far from all that we specialize in, though. Here are some of the conditions we treat:

Infectious Diseases

Infections are a common part of childhood, but some infections ail children for long periods of time—potentially their entire lives—or have very serious symptoms that need specialized treatment. That's where we come in. The infectious diseases department of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota diagnoses and treats acute and chronic infectious diseases, in both hospitalized patients and outpatients.