Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital > Pediatric Services > Children's Infectious Diseases

Children's Infectious Diseases

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Dedicated expertise in childhood infectious diseases

Inova Children’s Infectious Diseases is the only infectious disease practice dedicated exclusively to children located in Northern Virginia. Many common infectious diseases, especially in children, require swift evaluation and treatment. The experts at Inova Children’s are available whenever needed, often including for same-day consultations or hospital admissions, if needed.

Our convenient outpatient location (on Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, near the Merrifield area of Fairfax/Falls Church) brings high quality pediatric care in infectious diseases to the families of Northern Virginia close to home.

Inova's pediatric infectious disease specialists evaluate common to rare tropical diseases, including fever of unknown origin, Lyme disease, pneumonia, meningitis and bronchiolitis.

Conditions and Treatments

Our infectious diseases experts have a broad range of experience with many common (and not so common) childhood infectious diseases, including:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Complicated/complex pneumonia
  • Congenital (at birth) infections
  • Oropharyngeal infections
  • Periodic fevers
  • Prolonged fevers
  • Staphylococcal infections
  • Streptococcal infections
  • Tick-borne infections (including Lyme disease
  • Tuberculosis

Specialized expertise in travel-related infections in children including:

  • Chagas disease
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Other emerging infections