Pediatric infectious disease specialists in Denver

If your child has infectious disease symptoms, you want the very best care from a specially trained doctor. From chickenpox to HIV in children, the board-certified pediatric infectious disease doctors at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) in Denver will work with you and your child to provide an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your child’s health.

Common infectious diseases in children we treat

The infectious disease doctors at RMHC treat a wide range of pediatric diseases, including:

  • Adenovirus infections
  • Botulism
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria
  • Fifth disease
  • Haemophilus influenzae infections
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes simplex virus/cold sores
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV)
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal infections
  • Mumps
  • Poliomyelitis (polio)
  • Rabies
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Roseola
  • Rotavirus infections
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Rubeola (measles)
  • Scarlet fever
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  • Tetanus
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Transient toxic synovitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • West Nile virus
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

Infectious disease symptoms

Your child’s symptoms may vary depending on what type of infectious disease he or she has. However, common signs of infectious disease that relate to a variety of diseases include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing

Infectious disease diagnosis and treatment

At RMHC, our infectious disease specialists may order diagnostic laboratory tests, such as a blood or urine test, or radiology procedures, like an X-ray, to diagnose a pediatric infectious disease. Regardless of what type of test your child’s doctor orders, rest assured RMHC is a full-service hospital, so your child can receive comprehensive care and services right here on our campus.

Depending on the type of infectious disease present, our infectious disease specialists in Denver may prescribe oral medication and/or topical medication, among other treatments, to bring your child back to good health.