The Division of Infectious Diseases consists of basic scientists and pediatricians with special training in infectious diseases of children who provide state of the art inpatient consultations at both Lansing hospitals (Sparrow Hospital and Ingham Regional Medical Center) for children with various proven or suspected infectious diseases as well as conduct research. Many of the consultations involve children with cancer, newborns with immature immune systems, children who are critically ill within the intensive care unit or children who have undiagnosed conditions that appear to be infectious in origin. In addition, division members see patients in regular Pediatric Infectious Disease outpatient clinics that assist community physicians from the Mid-Michigan area in care of their patients with proven or suspected infections. Patients with chronic infectious diseases (e.g. HIV) receive their long-term care through the outpatient clinics. Most other patients are seen in consultation or follow-up depending upon the nature of the illness.