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Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center provides pediatricians and parents alike with expert consultation for the diagnosis, treatment and management of all acute and chronic infections in children.  The division works in concert with other pediatric subspecialties at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital – such as pediatric intensive care and hematology/oncology on illness identification and care.

The group’s doctors, all of whom are specially trained in pediatric infectious disease medicine, provide care for the widest variety of conditions from common viral infections to severe infections due to rare pathogens.  This includes Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness so prevalent in the region.

Working at the region’s premier advanced pediatric care facility, the Pediatric Infectious Disease physicians at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center are skilled and experienced in treating difficult and complicated infections.  Some of the many infections and conditions seen by the group include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute and chronic viral infections including:
    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • Herpes simplex virus
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Influenza
    • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Acute and recurrent bacterial infections including:
    • Bone and joint infections
    • Endocarditis
    • Gastroenteritis – salmonella, shigella, E. coli, campylobacter
    • Meningitis and encephalitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Sepsis
    • Staphylococcal infections
    • Streptococcal infections
    • Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections
  • Congenital infections including:
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    • Rubella
    • Syphilis
    • Toxoplasma
    • Fevers of unknown origin
    • Infections in immune-compromised patients
  • Infections in returning travelers:
    • Aspergillus
    • Malaria
    • Dengue fever
    • Typhoid fever
    • Parasitic infections
  • Fungal infections:
    • Candidiasis/monilia
    • Coccidioidomycosis
    • Cryptococcus
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Hyper IgD syndromes in immune-compromised patients
    • Pediatric chronic fatigue syndromes
  • Recurrent or periodic fever syndromes including:
    • Cyclic neutropenia
    • Familial Mediterranean fever
    • PFAPA
    • TRAPS
  • Other services offered by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center include:
    • Adolescent and pediatric HIV Clinic
    • Employee influenza vaccination program as well as patient/caretaker influenza and pertussis vaccination programs
    • Infection control services
    • International travel counseling
    • Undiagnosed/presumed infections - antibiotic/antimicrobial selection advice
    • Vaccine Counseling
Nolan, Sheila M., MD
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Arlievsky, Nina, MD
  • Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
DeLaMora, Patricia A., MD
  • Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases