Infectious Diseases Clinic

The pediatric infectious disease team at Arkansas Children’s offers complete care, tailored to each patient and their family. Our infectious disease specialists diagnose, treat and manage infectious diseases and severe, unusual infections. They work with a team of support staff to deliver the best possible care to children and families. 

As the only pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic in Northwest Arkansas, our highly trained specialists are part of an entire team. We have the expertise to diagnose, treat and monitor many infectious conditions — from common to complex. No matter the condition, we work together to deliver compassionate care in Springdale and Little Rock. 

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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: Outpatient Clinic 5
Clinic Phone: 501-364-1416
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, M.D.