Infectious diseases are the name given in the medical literature to the general name of diseases caused by parasites or microbes entering people’s bodies, but such diseases can also be used with different names. Infectious diseases can also be seen in children.
What are Pediatric Infectious Diseases?
Children so Pediatric Infectious Diseases of childhood eruptive diseases, febrile and Infectious Diseases, Hospital infections, congenital infections, infectious hepatitis, and the treatment they receive from birth in children or immunocompromised for various reasons due to developing infections and acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or bearing children and adolescents developing the disease, prolonged fever, tuberculosis and lower respiratory tract infections, viral infections, central nervous system infections are an area that is being approached within the scope of modern medicine.
IstHealth Health Group Pediatric Infectious Diseases departments serve children and adolescents within the framework of modern medicine, with the right understanding of diagnosis in a short time.
Common cold, measles, rubella, chickenpox, warts, herpes, hepatitis, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, polio, HIV, HPV, rabies are among the viral infections. Some children get over these infections quickly, others the treatment process takes quite a long time. Treatment of Viral infections is not done with antibiotics.
Lower and upper respiratory tract infections
One of the most common questions in children is lower and upper respiratory tract infections. Upper respiratory tract infections observed during seasonal transitions are seen as a result of a decrease in body resistance along with a weakening of the immune system. Upper respiratory tract infection is usually seen with symptoms such as mild fever, cough, fatigue, sneezing and nasal congestion. Lower respiratory tract infections are seen as acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and tuberculosis. If the upper respiratory tract infection is not treated adequately, it can be seen in the case of a lower respiratory tract infection, which prolongs the treatment process.
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Fever in children can develop due to many causes. At the beginning of these causes are infections. Although it is less common; drug use, rheumatic diseases and cancers can also cause high fever in children. In IstHealth Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the causes of fever are determined and diagnostic and treatment processes are provided in children who come with a high fever complaint. Episodes; children who complain of high fever and the focus of fever is not detected in the initial assessment, children who have very frequent febrile illness, children with long-term fever (longer than 5 days), and children with periodic fever attacks are monitored.
Why Is Fever Important In Children?
Children under two years of age can have feverish illness on average 9 times a year. Although the vast majority of these febrile episodes develop due to viral upper-respiratory tract infections, in some cases the cause of fever in children may be due to serious infections:
Urinary tract infection
Blood flow infection
Skin and soft tissue infection
Joint and bone infections
High fever treatment
The first step in the evaluation of the hot child is clinical evaluation. First, first-hand, when the fever that exists in the child begins, how many degrees it increases, whether it responds to fever reducers, how many days it persists, What are the complaints that accompany the fever, and the child is examined. This first clinical follow-up and evaluation attempts to determine the focus of fever. In some cases, the focus of fever in the child cannot be detected at the first assessment in these cases, some tests can be performed to determine whether there are serious infections.
Diseases and conditions evaluated in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Upper respiratory tract infections
Lower respiratory tract infections
Urinary tract infections
Blood flow infections
Meningitis and encephalitis
Bone and soft tissue infections
Children with frequent infections
Elongated hot boys
Children with an unidentified fever
Children with periodic fever syndrome