Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Infectious Diseases Clinic evaluates and treats infectious diseases and severe unusual infections.

Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) 

A trip to the local water park led to a survival story that captivated the nation. In the summer of 2013, Kali Hardig, a 12-year-old from Benton, Ark., was diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) - a disease that is almost always fatal. A combination of her mother's intuition and the fast-acting team that treated Kali upon her arrival in our Emergency Department led to nothing short of a miracle, as Kali become only the third known survivor of PAM in documented history. Relive Kali's miraculous recovery now.


Contact Us


Phone: 501-364-4000 
Fax: 501-364-3551

Clinic Locations

Infections Disease Clinic 
Clinic 5, Sturgis Building, 2nd Floor 
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Infectious Diseases Clinic 
519 Latham Drive 
Lowell, AR 72745 
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Medical Director

José Romero, MD 

Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to Arkansas Children's. Have the doctor contact the Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.