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Child Disease Department

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Congenital heart disease and other rare heart conditions

Our team offers compassionate care in a setting created especially for children, from newborns to young adults. Our team of expert physicians uses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to evaluate and treat patients for common to rare infections including:


  • Bacterial, fungal and congenital infections
  • Bartonella henselae (cat scratch fever)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other congenital infections
  • Group B streptococcus
  • Herpes simplex
  • Infectious endocarditis
  • Influenza
  • Pertussis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Additional Conditions Treated

Texas Children’s Infectious Diseases Center’s physicians evaluate and treat patients for a range of infectious diseases and infections, including:


  • Heart-related Kawasaki disease, endocarditis
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Postoperative and hospital-acquired infections
  • Serious infections, including bone and joint; pneumonia (bacterial, TB, viral); central nervous system (meningitis, encephalitis); skin and soft tissue (necrotizing fasciitis); septic shock
  • Travel-related illness such as typhoid fever, malaria
  • Illnesses common to immuno-compromised children, including catheter-related bacteremia
  • Infections related to transplants and malignancies
  • Infections related to technology, such as mechanical ventilation, prosthetic materials
  • Shunt infections, hydrocephalus
  • Problems in newborns including fungal infections, meningitis, severe viral infections, enterovirus and congenital infections


Research offers the best hope for new solutions to infectious diseases. The top-tier program at Texas Children’s Infectious Diseases Center has attracted significant funding from several national sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Major groundbreaking studies include:


  • Cardiac depression in gram-positive sepsis; innate immunity in inflammation
  • Community-acquired MRSA
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections
  • Effect of infectious diseases on the heart
  • Epidemiology and prevention of Group B streptococcal infections
  • Host defense mechanisms
  • Immunizations, public health policy
  • Infant respiratory diseases and prevention through immunization
  • Pathogenesis of Group A streptococcus pharyngitis
  • Tuberculosis treatment and control

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