Infectious Diseases Clinic

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

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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.


Arkansas Children's Hospital
Infectious Diseases Clinic 
Sturgis Building, 2nd Floor, Clinic 5
Clinic Phone: 501-364-1006
Phone: 501-364-4000
Fax: 501-364-3551
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Arkansas Children's Northwest
Infectious Diseases Clinic 
Main Phone: 479-725-6800
Appointments: 479-725-6995
Fax: 479-725-6582
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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.