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Infectious Diseases

When your child needs a hospital, everything matters.

Consultation and treatment for children with all types of acute, recurrent and chronic infections. Provided by Infectious Diseases specialists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Patients are evaluated and managed following referral to the outpatient infectious diseases clinic, the inpatient infectious diseases unit or any clinical care unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The Immune Deficiency Clinic is part of a comprehensive, family-centered HIV clinical service that provides medical, psychosocial and case management services to HIV-infected infants, children, adolescents and women.


Infectious Diseases Clinics

FACES/HIV Immune Deficiency Clinic
Outpatient Care, 3rd Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6060
FAX (614) 722-6770

Infectious Diseases Clinic
Outpatient Care, 6th Floor, Suite B
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

International Adoption Clinic
Outpatient Care, 6th Floor, Suite B
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Tuberculosis Clinic
Outpatient Care, 6th Floor, Suite B
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Resources

  • Fever Log: When keeping a fever diary, it is important to keep a daily log while your child has the fever. This resource can be used to keep track of your child's daily fever symptoms so you can easily report them to your infectious disease or primary care physician

Outreach and Support Services

Our physicians frequently provide lectures and telephone consultation for community hospitals, physicians and other agencies on topics such as immunization updates, HIV-related infections, or specific infectious disease topics.

Additional outreach & support services include:

Infectious Diseases Department Highlights

Physicians Shouldn’t Rule Out Kawasaki Disease in the Presence of Viral Infections
Although viral infections and Kawasaki disease share similar symptoms, physicians shouldn’t rule out Kawasaki disease when a viral infection is also detected, as these infections may accompany the disease, suggests a new study. Read full story.
New Blood-Based Genomic Marker for Tuberculosis May Help Identify Patients Who Will Develop the Disease
It may soon be possible to identify patients who will develop tuberculosis, as scientists have identified changes in the blood specific to the disease.  These findings are from an international study using blood profiling techniques to understand infections. Read full story.

contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4450
Fax: (614) 722-4458


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Leadership

Octavio Ramilo, MD

Octavio Ramilo, MD
Chief, Infectious Diseases

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Fast Facts

July 2013 – June 2014

Inpatient Discharges: 2,786
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 451
Total Discharges: 3,237
Average Length of Stay*: 2.3
Average Daily Census*: 17.8
Patient Days*: 6,486
Inpatient Consults: 625
Dublin Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 82
Hilltop Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 107
Infectious Disease Clinic Visits: 879
International Adoption/Travel Clinic Visits: 27
Westerville Adoption Clinic Visits: 68
Northland Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 395
Sharon Woods Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 6
Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 941
Westerville Tuberculosis Clinic Visits: 2
Total Infectious Disease Clinic Visits: 2,507

*Excludes observation and outpatient-in-a-bed patients.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000