Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases add significant volume in pediatrics. Bacteria, viruses and other pathogens are primarily responsible many diseases.
Thus, the purpose of this section in the site is to shed light and help parents with useful information on these common topics.
Also, soon in this area are two non-infectious subjects but from the field of rheumatology. Two inflammatory diseases – Kawasaki disease probably caused by an infectious trigger and PFAPA syndrome that mimics bacterial tonsillitis.

Hope you find this important chapter useful as well as interesting.

Infectious pediatric diseases

Bexsero – the new type-B meningococcal bacteria vaccine

RSV in children and infants

Everything you need to know about shingles (varicella zoster) in children and adults

Impetigo

Infectious Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) caused by EBV

Herpetic infection after circumcision with direct suction

The vaccine for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Gardasil 9

Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy

Scarlet fever (Scarlatina)

Should I get the flu vaccine? And if so, which one? The Influenza vaccine, winter 2023-2024 edition

Molluscum contagiosum (viral warts)

Report of local side effects following meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero)

Parapertussis – a relative of pertussis?

Pneumonia in children

Kawasaki disease

Recurrent skin infections

Who are you Adenovirus?

Shingles vaccination in adults (Shingrix and Zostavax)

Everything you need to know about Dengue Fever in children and adults

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Rhinosinusitis in children

Delaying and separating vaccines – what’s the point?

Diarrhea (acute gastroenteritis) in children

Pinworms (enterobiasis) in children

Herpetic skin infection (herpes gladiatorum)

Pneumonia vaccines for adults (Pneumovax and Prevnar 13)

Herpes infection in children (mainly primary herpetic gingivostomatitis)

Bacterial skin infections

The RSV Vaccine for adults – Arexvy

PFAPA Syndrome in children and adults – recurrent episodes of throat inflammation

10 rules for childhood winter illnesess

Cryptosporidium

What is Monkeypox and what’s its connection to Smallpox?

Botulism

Strep throat or tonsillitis

Breast inflammation due to breastfeeding (mastitis)

Roseola infantum or Sixth disease

Salmonella infection in children

Pertussis – everything you need to know about whooping cough

Fever in infants younger than 1 month (4 weeks)

Parvovirus Infection in Children (Fifth disease or Erythema Infectiosum)

Animal bites in children – what to do

West Nile Fever

Everything you need to know about the flu (influenza) – a very important read for the entire family

Enterovirus – hand, foot and mouth disease

Everything you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy

How to avoid Toxoplasma infection during pregnancy?

Is Strep throat infection on the rise?

Everything you need to know about the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumonia in children and adults

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know (and dared to ask) about the tetanus vaccine (in children and adults)

Beyfortus (Nirsevimab) – a new vaccine for RSV for infants

Herpes labialis (cold sore or fever blister)