Pediatrics - Infectous Dieseases Division at BMC

Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases

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The major services and programs of the Division include:

The Pediatric AIDS Program

The Pediatric AIDS Program at Boston Medical Center works closely with the departments of Obstetrics and Adult Clinical AIDS to provide access to the most pioneering therapies and preventative strategies for good general maternal-child health care. We are part of a nationwide network of clinical care sites and NIH funded research sites ensuring that the pediatric HIV care at Boston Medical Center is state of the art.

 The Pediatric AIDS Program includes:

  • Pediatric Immunodeficiency Clinic 
  • SPARK Center
  • The Travel and International Health Clinic

    The Pediatric Travel/International Clinic at Boston Medical Center provides a family-oriented program to reduce the incidence of travel related illness. The Travel Medicine program provides:

    • Travel-specific immunizations
    • Information about prevention of malaria and other insect-borne diseases
    • Information about prevention and treatment of traveler's diarrhea
    • Education about prevention of other travel-related conditions
    • Hand-outs for patients to take with them outlining preventive measures they can carry out during their travels
    • Evaluation of travelers who develop illness during their travels

    The Refugee Health Assessment Program sees refugees who have recently arrived in the United States. These patients that are referred from specific resettlement agencies; thus, we do not make appointments for these patients outside this system.

    General Infectious Disease Consultation

    General Infectious Disease consultation is available in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We are usually able to accommodate patient appointments in the ID clinic within the week of consultation if necessary, and are available on a 24 hour basis in the Emergency Department for those needing immediate input.

    Hepatitis Management and Treatment

    As part of a special program within the Infectious Diseases Clinic, we follow infants and children with Hepatitis B and C, and have a particular interest in the natural history of congenital infection. Recent NICHD Funding has allowed us to add to our current clinical program to focus on the risk factors for transmission of HCV from mother to infant. We have an active program to identify, evaluate, and manage congenital Hepatitis C, and have access to state of the art diagnostics and therapeutics.

    The Vaccine Center

    The Infectious Diseases Clinic has an embedded Vaccine Center within it, which not only investigates new vaccines, but also is on the cutting edge of information regarding new indications. Advice on appropriate immunizations for a variety of populations such as sickle cell disease, immunodeficiency, splenectomized patients is also available.

    For Patients

    Call: 617.414.4841

    Boston Medical Center
    Department of Pediatrics
    Infectious Diseases
    Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
    5th Floor
    850 Harrison Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118

    For Appointments or to Refer a Patient

    Call: 617.414.4841
    Fax: 617.414.7230

    Administrative Office

    Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases
    6th Floor
    670 Albany Street
    Boston, MA 02118
    Call: 617.414.5194, 617.414.7408 or 617.414.5591
    Fax: 617.414.7230

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