In our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department, services are delivered by an associate professor who is experienced in this discipline of the medicine. Our department deals with following conditions:
- Immunization and consultation for well and high-risk children
- Persistent fever, recurrent fever, idiopathic fever
- Children who suffer from infection at frequent intervals
- Upper and lower respiratory tract infections (otitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, pneumonia etc.)
- Viral infections (COVID-19, influenza-flu, EBV-kissing disease etc.)
- Infections associating with rashes (such as scarlet fever, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, chicken pox, measles)
- Bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections
- Skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections
- Central nervous system infections (meningitidis, encephalitis)
- HIV infection
- Congenital infections
- Zoonotic Infections
- Opportunistic infections in immunocompromised people
- Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health system-related infections
Moreover, consultation services are quickly provided in case of infection-related problems in pediatric patients who present to other inpatient or outpatient clinics.
Our Infection Control Team make observations to prevent nosocomial infections and precautions are taken in our hospital under guidance of our team, when required.
A well-planned teamwork is implemented, especially for prevention and management of opportunistic infections that occur in specific patient groups (children with suppressed immune system due to various reasons)
Culture results of all pediatric patients are closely monitored every day jointly with our Microbiology Laboratory.
Our team cooperates with all relevant departments to ensure permanent use of antibiotic agent(s).
Children with suspected or documented COVID-19 infection are monitored and treated in outpatient clinic or at inpatient settings, when required, during the pandemic. COVID positive children who do not require hospitalization are followed up through daily visits on phone.