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

Parvovirus Infection in Children (Fifth disease or Erythema Infectiosum)

The vaccine for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Gardasil 9

How to avoid Toxoplasma infection during pregnancy?


Is Strep throat infection on the rise?

Who are you Adenovirus?

Scarlet fever (Scarlatina)

Molluscum contagiosum (viral warts)

Herpetic skin infection (herpes gladiatorum)

Bacterial skin infections

Pertussis – everything you need to know about whooping cough

Should we get vaccinate against Influenza and which vaccine to use? Winter 2023-2024 edition

Herpes infection in children (mainly primary herpetic gingivostomatitis)

Recurrent skin infections


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

Everything you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy

Fever in infants younger than 1 month (4 weeks)

RSV in children and infants

Salmonella infection in children


Pinworms (enterobiasis) in children

Animal bites in children – what to do

Kawasaki disease

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

Parapertussis – a relative of pertussis?

Delaying and separating vaccines – what’s the point?

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

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

Pneumonia in children

Strep’ group A throat – bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Enterovirus – hand, foot and mouth disease

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

Roseola infantum or Sixth disease

Diarrhea (acute gastroenteritis) in children

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

Infectious Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) caused by EBV

Breast inflammation due to breastfeeding (mastitis)

Rhinosinusitis in children

Bexsero – the new type-B meningococcal bacteria vaccine

Pneumonia vaccines for adults (Pneumovax and Prevnar 13)

Herpetic infection after circumcision with direct suction

Herpes labialis (cold sore or fever blister)

10 rules for childhood winter illnesess

Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy