Pediatric Specialties — Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Definitions

HIV - The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. The advanced stage of an HIV infection is AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.Lyme Disease - This bacterial infection, transmitted by tick bites, can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart and nervous system

MRSA - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria may cause infections of the skin, lungs and other areas. Most MRSA infections are not serious but some can be life threatening.