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Infectious Disease

The service provides inpatient and outpatient consultation to children from birth to 21 years of age. Working closely with general pediatricians, intensivists and other specialists, we assist in the diagnosis and management of all types of acute pediatric infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and soft tissue and bone infections to include those due to methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA). We also provide primary inpatient care for children and adolescents admitted to the PID Inpatient Service.

Additionally, we provide consultative support to children with chronic infectious disease conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis and tuberculosis. Through our outpatient clinics located in Paterson and Paramus, we provide consultative support for children and adolescents with concerns related to issues such as travel medicine, foreign adoption, recurrent fevers, MRSA and Lyme disease.

We provide  evaluations for the following diseases/conditions:

  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Soft tissue and bone infection
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lyme Disease

Contact Information
Appointments: 973.754.3729
Referral/Fax: 973.754.2628

David Goldberg, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases
Helen Kest, MD
Michael Lamacchia, MD

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