A pediatric infectious disease doctor specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases in infants, children and adolescents. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites cause infectious diseases. Pediatric infectious disease doctors care for children who require specialized expertise to diagnose or treat a specific infectious disease. They also have extensive knowledge in immunology, epidemiology, and infection control.
A pediatric infectious disease doctor typically:
Pediatric infectious disease doctors may also be known a children's infectious disease doctor or peds ID.
There are 363 specialists practicing Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 129 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Buffalo General Medical Center and Degraff Memorial Hospital.