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Infectious Disease Clinic
Serving Patients and Providers with Concerns about Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy
In 2016, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women opened the Zika Clinic, a first in Texas, to ensure pregnant women at risk of contracting the virus had access to specialized, expert care for their pregnancy and their unborn baby. Our clinic has been an unmitigated success, and at the request of patients and referring providers we are expanding to serve the community better. We will now offer expert consults and expansive testing for other congenital viral syndromes and infectious diseases in pregnancy.
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists experienced in the treatment of pregnancies involving infectious diseases
- A full-range of services, including prenatal consultations, evaluations and ongoing care, and preconception counseling to assess and reduce your risk of becoming infected before pregnancy
- Diagnostic testing and counseling, including blood, urine, and amniotic fluid testing
- Advanced fetal imaging for early detection of developmental defects, including targeted diagnostic ultrasounds performed as early as 15 weeks
- Immediate access to specialized pediatric care at Texas Children’s Hospital, including Texas Children’s Fetal Center™, a national leader in treating fetal abnormalities and Texas Children’s Newborn Center, home of the level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) – the highest level of care available for newborns. This includes follow-up after delivery of affected infants with pediatric doctors who specialize in congenitally-acquired infectious diseases.
- Physicians on the leading edge of new Zika findings through ongoing research, for the latest in Zika prevention, testing and treatment
Conditions we Treat
- Travel exposures, including malaria prevention and vaccines in pregnancy
- Rare and emerging infectious diseases
- Common exposures with risk of congenital disease, such as varicella, parvovirus, CMV, toxoplasmosis
- TB exposure and management
A uniquely qualified team
The clinic physician team includes:
- Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Carey Eppes, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Martha Rac, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Magda Sanz Cortes, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
Refer a Patient
To refer a patient, please visit the Obstetrical Infectious Disease referral page here.