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Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHad)
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Our department treats a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Antibiotic-resistant diseases such as MRSA
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria
  • Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal Infections
  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Tests include:

  • The complete blood count, which examines how the red and white blood cells and platelets are functioning. This test helps us determine whether the body is fighting an infection, getting enough oxygen, or clotting effectively.
  • The blood chemistry screen, which looks at the levels of a range of electrolytes in the blood to determine whether they are out of balance. Patients suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems or diseases such as HIV have electrolyte imbalances.
  • The immune function screen, which looks for HIV and its effect on the body by examining white blood cells and HIV's progression in the system.
  • The tuberculosis skin test, which is an easy, quick pinprick on the surface of the arm that will show whether a child is carrying tuberculosis, but not necessarily that the child is actively sick.

Treatments include:

  • Antiviral therapy
  • Immunizations
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Family HIV Program
  • Follow-up visits after a patient has been discharged
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