Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

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Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis & management of infectious diseases and immunisation advice

What is Infectious Diseases?

Infectious Diseases specialists provide consultation and advice on a broad range of problems including:

  • Common and rare infectious diseases in children
  • Recurrent fevers and infections
  • Unusual infections
  • Infections that do not respond to treatment
  • Skin infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections, including hepatitis
  • Tuberculosis, tropical and parasitic infections

  • Fungal and viral infections
  • Antibiotic advice
  • Infections in immunocompromised children
  • Congenital and perinatal infections
  • Prevention of infectious diseases


Infectious Disease specialists also advise children and their families on immunisations.

These may include:

  • ‘Catch up’ immunisations
  • Specialist advice on immunisation reactions
  • Immunisation advice for children at special risk
  • Travel vaccinations 

Professor Nigel Curtis and Dr Amanda Gwee are specialists in Infectious Diseases practicing at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

Dr Amanda Gwee - General Paediatrician, Infectious Disease Physician and Travel Medicine Specialist

Dr Amanda Gwee

In Clinical Pharmacologist / Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician / General Paediatrician / Infectious Disease Physician / Travel Medicine Specialist
Professor Nigel Curtis

Prof Nigel Curtis

In General Paediatrician / Infectious Disease Physician / Travel Medicine Specialist