Pediatric Infectious Diseases

A child has a weak immune system that leads to the causes of various infectious diseases. Pediatric infectious diseases specialists treat children from birth through the teen years. Pediatric infectious diseases are immunologic diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Immunization against diseases such as Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis saves the lives of approximately three million children each year. Environmental and food allergies in children occur when the children’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances present in the environment.