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Early doxycycline treatment needed to address tick-borne rickettsial disease

November 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Gordon E. Schutze, MD, professor of pediatrics and retrovirology at the Baylor College of Medicine, discusses treatment for the range of lesser-known tick-borne rickettsial diseases, including ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

In particular, Schutze encouraged physicians to treat all children possibly exhibiting rickettsial disease with doxycycline, since failure to respond within 3 days indicates that it is not a rickettsial illness. The treatment can be terminated 2-3 days after the patient is afebrile and at least 10 days of treatment have been administered.

CDC: Respiratory illness reports rising, enterovirus D68 cases decline

November 21, 2014
While many states are experiencing reductions in the number of new enterovirus D68-associated illnesses, the CDC recently has received data indicating that some states…

Infectious Diseases In Children Symposium to highlight advances in research, patient care

November 21, 2014
The Infectious Diseases in Children and Healio.com/Pediatrics team will present live coverage from the annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, starting…
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FDA grants orphan drug status to AVX-470 for pediatric UC

November 21, 2014
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to AVX-470 for the treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis, the manufacturer announced today.AVX-470 (Avaxia Biologics) is the…
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The Safe Environment for Every Kid Model: Promotion of Children’s Health, Development, and Safety, and Prevention of Child Neglect

Pediatric Annals, November 2014, Volume 43 Issue 11
Child neglect is by far the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. There is a need to try to prevent this problem…
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Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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Moderator reviews SLIT, other immunotherapies 'on the horizon'

November 12, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Tao T. Le, MD, MHS, FACAAI, associate clinical professor of allergy/immunology and…
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