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

Delaying and separating vaccines – what’s the point?

Kawasaki disease

Diarrhea (acute gastroenteritis) in children

Who are you Adenovirus?

RSV in children and infants

Fever in infants younger than 1 month (4 weeks)

Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy

Herpes labialis (cold sore or fever blister)

How to avoid Toxoplasma infection during pregnancy?

Herpes infection in children (mainly primary herpetic gingivostomatitis)

Pneumonia in children

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

Is Strep throat infection on the rise?

Molluscum contagiosum (viral warts)

Pinworms (enterobiasis) in children

The vaccine for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Gardasil 9

Should we get vaccinate against Influenza and which vaccine to use? Winter 2022-2023 edition

Breast inflammation due to breastfeeding (mastitis)

10 rulels for childhood winter illnesess

Bacterial skin infections

Herpetic skin infection (herpes gladiatorum)

Pneumonia vaccines for adults (Pneumovax and Prevnar 13)

PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Adenitis) in children and adolescent – recurrent fever with sore throat


Animal bites in children – what to do


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

Chickenpox (Varicella)

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


Herpetic infection after circumcision with direct suction

Infectious Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) caused by EBV

Bexsero – the new type-B meningococcal bacteria vaccine

Recurrent skin infections

Vaccines against shingles (herpes zoster) in adults (Zostavax and Shingrix)

Enterovirus – hand, foot and mouth disease

Rhinosinusitis in children

Parvovirus Infection in Children (Fifth disease or Erythema Infectiosum)

Strep’ group A throat – bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis

Scarlet fever (Scarlatina)

Salmonella infection in children

Roseola infantum or Sixth disease

Everything you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy