We ask families to complete an extensive questionnaire before your visit. Please make sure that all medical records that might be pertinent—including physician notes, X-ray and other imaging studies, and blood test results—are sent to us in advance. This will help us come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan as quickly as possible.
The infectious diseases team includes:
Choosing where to bring your child for infectious diseases care is a major decision. You need all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family. That's why we share our outcomes with you. In medicine, "outcomes" measure the end results of a treatment. They're an objective way of gauging how good a hospital is at treating your child's condition.
At Children's 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:
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 Minnesota diagnoses and treats acute and chronic infectious diseases, in both hospitalized patients and outpatient/clinical settings.
Children's director of Infection Prevention and Control discusses a number of topics pertaining to immunizations.
Our infection prevention team has received questions about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine from concerned parents since measles began dominating national news coverage.
Patsy Stinchfield of Children's Minnesota discusses the risks of opting out of vaccinations.
Learn more about the measles and the MMR vaccine.
Despite what some vaccination opponents have written and some media have reported, the drifted flu strain doesn't mean the vaccine doesn't work.