Infectious Diseases: How We Treat


How do antibiotics work against infections?

Antibiotics can be used to treat bacterial infections. It is important that antibiotics are taken properly and for the duration of the prescription.

Antibiotics are ineffective in treating virus-related illnesses.

Overuse or misuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado to treat your child’s infectious disease?

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we employ the latest techniques that improve healthcare inside the hospital and in pediatric practices in the Rocky Mountain region. We have developed specialized programs to decrease the spread of infections.

Our faculty has training and expertise in pediatrics, epidemiology, clinical trials, molecular biology, biostatistics and behavioral sciences. Our experts study the causes and prevention of childhood diseases in hopes of improving therapies and increasing cure rates, as well as minimizing negative, late effects of treatments. Our faculty has training and expertise in epidemiology, clinical trials, molecular biology, biostatistics, pediatrics and behavioral sciences. They are taking the lead nationally in facilitating many studies on childhood diseases.

The pediatric Infectious Disease experts at Children's Hospital Colorado are an integral part of treating many conditions we see in various departments across the hospital.  Our experts study the causes and prevention of childhood diseases in hopes of improving therapies and increasing cure rates, as well as minimizing negative, late effects of treatments.