Pediatric infections are infections that affect children, from newborns to adolescents. They can be caused by a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Some common pediatric infections include:
It is important to diagnose and treat pediatric infections promptly to prevent complications and reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others. Treatment may include antibiotics, antiviral medication, antifungal medication, or supportive care such as fluids and rest. Vaccines are also an effective way to prevent some pediatric infections, such as measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and hepatitis B.