Infectious Diseases Services at Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s infectious disease specialists provide care for children and with rare, complex or recurring infections.

Conditions We Treat

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • Congenital infections
  • Endocarditis
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mononucleosis
  • Opportunistic infections in special hosts
  • Otorrhea
  • Periodic fevers
  • Post-COVID-19 symptoms
  • Recurrent infections, including staph
  • Suspected immune deficiency
  • Tick-borne illnesses
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine hesitancy

The Norton Children’s Difference

The care your child needs is close to home at Norton Children’s. With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

  • Norton Children’s Hospital– The region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Norton Children’s Hospital also has one of the largest Level IV (highest level) neonatal intensive care units in the country.
  • Numerous regional outpatient centers and extensive pediatrician and pediatric specialist offices throughout the area.
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital– The only women’s hospital in Louisville, providing care dedicated to the needs of women and children.
  • Norton Children’s Medical Center– A unique regional outpatient facility designed “Just for Kids,” bringing pediatric care to northeastern Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 3 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
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Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases

Call for Information

(502) 588-2348

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