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Infections in children

Keywords:
  • pediatrics
  • infections in children

At HUS, we treat all pediatric infectious diseases.  

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The most common pediatric infectious diseases are various respiratory infections (obstructive bronchitis, laryngitis, and pneumonia) and intestinal infections. In addition, we treat children with an underlying disease that predisposes them to infections or makes treating their infections demanding. In addition to common infections, the treatment of more severe infections, such as tuberculosis, complicated lung infections, and central nervous system infections, as well as the treatment of infections in immunocompromised patients, has been centralized in New Children's Hospital. 

We usually treat pediatric infections at the emergency department, where we can monitor the child for 24 hours, if necessary. Infection patients treated on inpatient wards are mostly small children under the age of 3.  

We treat pediatric infections typically with intravenous antibiotic and fluid therapies, as well as inhalable asthma medication administered for asthma. Infection patients in monitoring beds require the most demanding treatments, including respiratory support and demanding intravenous therapies.

Treatment facilities

Ward Tähti, New Children's Hospital

On Ward Tähti, we treat patients with pediatric illnesses as well as surgical patients.

Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, Hyvinkää Hospital

In the pediatric outpatient clinics of Hyvinkää Hospital, we conduct extensive treatment procedures and examinations in pediatric diseases, pediatric…

Pediatric Emergency Clinic, Jorvi Hospital

At the Pediatric Emergency Clinic at Jorvi Hospital, we treat patients under the age of 16.

Pediatric Emergency Department, New Children's Hospital

At the Pediatric Emergency Department of New Children's Hospital, we treat patients under the age of 16 from all specialty fields.