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

Botulism

Pneumonia in children

Scarlet fever (Scarlatina)

Molluscum contagiosum (viral warts)

Rhinosinusitis in children

The vaccine for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Gardasil 9

Herpes infection in children (mainly primary herpetic gingivostomatitis)

Recurrent skin infections

RSV in children and infants

Who are you Adenovirus?

Infectious Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) caused by EBV

Delaying and separating vaccines – what’s the point?

Herpetic infection after circumcision with direct suction

Impetigo

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

Everything you wanted to know about Rotavirus and its vaccine

Chickenpox (Varicella)

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

Breast inflammation due to breastfeeding (mastitis)

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

Strep throat or tonsillitis

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

Do antibiotics cause weakness?

Diarrhea (acute gastroenteritis) in children

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

How to avoid Toxoplasma infection during pregnancy?

Everything you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy

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

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

Going back to school or daycare after an illness – when should my child attend daycare or school after an illness?

Animal bites in children – what to do

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

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

West Nile Fever

Bacterial skin infections

Is Strep throat infection on the rise?

Cryptosporidium

Herpetic skin infection (herpes gladiatorum)

Fever in infants younger than 1 month (4 weeks)

Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy

Parvovirus Infection in Children (Fifth disease or Erythema Infectiosum)

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

Salmonella infection in children

Roseola infantum or Sixth disease

Pinworms (enterobiasis) in children

Bexsero – the new type-B meningococcal bacteria vaccine

Can antibiotics be stopped halfway through a course?

Enterovirus – hand, foot and mouth disease

Parapertussis – a relative of pertussis?

Pneumonia vaccines for adults (Pneumovax and Prevnar 13)

Herpes labialis (cold sore or fever blister)

Shingles vaccination in adults (Shingrix and Zostavax)

Pertussis – everything you need to know about whooping cough

The RSV Vaccine for adults – Arexvy

Kawasaki disease

10 rules for childhood winter illnesess