Infections are commonly encountered throughout infancy and childhood that span the full spectrum from mild and self-limiting to severe with longer-term sequelae. Early identification and treatment of an infectious illness can not only ameliorate disease but also provide assurance as to the nature of the illness and minimise transmission. Maternal infections during pregnancy can also have an impact on the developing fetus, with timely counselling key to understanding potential fetal and infant outcomes and appropriate antenatal and postnatal management strategies. Adam Bartlett is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician with expertise in diagnosing and managing infectious diseases encountered across the full age range from the unborn baby to the adolescent.
A weekly Wednesday clinic will be held from February 2020 at Developmental Paediatrics to provide ready access to a sub-specialty paediatric infectious diseases service that can assist with the following:
- Acute febrile illnesses
- Chronic and/or recurring infections
- Prolonged febrile illnesses
- Immunisation advice
- Antenatal and postnatal care plans and follow-up
A referral by a General Practitioner is required.
Please note: some infectious diseases are life-threatening and require immediate assessment and management in an Emergency Department. Our service cannot provide such high level acute care, and should you suspect a severe life-threatening illness please contact 000 or present to your local Emergency Department.