Immune System and Infectious Disease Care at Children's Hospital Colorado
The Immune System and Infectious Disease team at Children's Hospital Colorado provides a breadth of expertise ranging from laboratory-based research to the treatment and prevention of HIV in children, and from neonatal infection to infections in immunocompromised hosts.
Our team is leading research and clinical trials in fungal, bacterial and viral pathogenesis, and our doctors have been recognized for medical breakthroughs including the discovery of toxic shock syndrome. The Infectious Disease department consistently has members who have received awards and been nationally recognized in the area of flu and other infectious disease management protocols.
Clinical Programs and Specialties
Infectious Diseases - Outpatient Clinic
The Outpatient Clinic focuses on diagnosing and treating infections. Our Infectious Disease department provides inpatient consultation for children with unusual or severe infections, as well as assistance with infection control issues and management of infectious diseases.
Outpatient Clinic - CHIP Program
Children's Hospital Colorado Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) is the regional center for advanced care of children and adolescents with HIV in the Rocky Mountain region and the site for the Denver Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The clinic has a complete staff of doctors, nurses, social workers, and peer counselors. Families are included in the care and management of the children.
Infectious Diseases Consultation Team
Attendings and fellows are on call 24 hours per day. Faculty members consult for other departments, as well as make hospital rounds. In addition, an infectious diseases fellow is available for telephone consultations to physicians in the Rocky Mountain region and receives approximately 75 calls per week. The Team also supports the microbiology and virology laboratories, four transplant teams, and hosts a weekly case management conference.
Special areas of expertise include: allergic and non-allergic asthma, exercise-induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, drug allergy, animal allergy, environmental illness, insect sting sensitivity, angioedema, acute and chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis and immunodeficiency problems.
The Rheumatology Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating children with all forms of rheumatological disorders. Participation of physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and nurse specialists is included in the diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation planning for children with rheumatic diseases. Members of the pediatric rheumatology team also work closely with other subspecialty services in order to provide your child with the most comprehensive and thorough care possible.