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Infectious diseases

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The Paediatric Infectious Diseases department provides clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of children with infections, particularly those with severe, unusual, and complicated infections, and congenital infections.

Our teams work together to provide care for children with infections or children who have underlying conditions that make them susceptible to infection.

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Call this line if you have a query about your child’s stay in the hospital such as date of admission.

Our services

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases team at CHI at Crumlin and Temple Street treat children with infections like

  • sepsis
  • pneumonia
  • meningitis
  • hospital acquired infections
  • imported infections like TB and malaria.

We work with maternity hospitals to prevent infections passed from mother to infant such as

  • HIV
  • syphilis
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • toxoplasmosis

We provide advice to GPs and regional hospitals.

We also offer an outpatient antibiotic therapy service to help children leave the hospital sooner.

Our department treats a wide range of conditions, including:

  • severe bacterial and viral infections, such as sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia.
  • bone and joint infections.
  • infections in children with compromised immune systems, such as children receiving chemotherapy.
  • intra-abdominal infections.
  • hospital-acquired infections, such as Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) and Catheter and Line Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSI).
  • infections in children who have had surgery.
  • skin and soft tissue infections, such as cellulitis, recurrent boils, and recurrent Herpes Simplex Virus (cold sores).
  • kawasaki disease, prolonged fever of unknown origin (PUO), and Inflammatory syndrome post COVID-19 infection (PIMS-TS).
  • human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • hepatitis B & C Virus.
  • congenital infections, including syphilis, CMV, and toxoplasmosis.
  • tropical infections, including malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and other travel-related and imported infections.
  • tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM).
  • fungal infections.

Meet the team

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For healthcare professionals

Outpatient referrals should be sent by post to the relevant hospital secretary (Crumlin or Temple St) from a Paediatrician or General Practitioner.

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