Infectious Diseases & Immunology

Connecticut Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology specializes in providing expert clinical care for children of all ages who suffer from acute and chronic infectious diseases and immunodeficiency disorders. A team of board certified physicians, nutritionists, case managers, and social workers provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient evaluation, treatment and follow-up care to more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year. Connecticut Children’s is the primary referral center for infectious disease consultations for pediatricians across the region.

We treat common and complex infectious diseases and immunodeficiency disorders, such as:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Cold sores (Herpes simplex virus)
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Other tick-borne infections including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis
  • Recurrent fever syndromes
  • Staph and other skin infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Connecticut Children’s is home to a highly accomplished program for children and families who have been exposed to or are infected with HIV. Recognized for its quality management, quality assurance and adult care transitional models, the program incorporates clinical care and comprehensive case management with community outreach designed to build HIV awareness, educate children and teens about HIV prevention and lend support to HIV-infected youth. Connecticut Children’s HIV Program is fully funded by Ryan White grant awards.