Infectious Diseases in Children


The following articles appeared in the print edition of INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN CHILDREN.

Table of Contents

CDC: Severe flu season continues; antivirals underused

Antimicrobial stewardship programs reduced antibiotic use in hospitals

Cover Story

Further development of prevention, treatment options for RSV required


Antibiotic resistant bacteria: A pandemic in the making

Jason Newland, MD

Everyday Pediatrics

Age, memories, questions of education — and hope for the future

William T. Gerson, MD

FDA approvals

FDA approves Kalydeco for patients with specific cystic fibrosis mutation

FDA News

FDA grants CLIA waiver for influenza A, B test

In the Journals

MMRV showed higher risk for febrile seizures vs. MMR, varicella

Low rotavirus vaccine coverage linked to greater rates of rotavirus

Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

US incidence of meningococcal disease highest among infants

Researchers map chikungunya spread in Panama

One-fourth of caregivers adhered to car seat safety guidelines

Prevalent asthma in inner city linked to demographics, not urban factors

Earlier booster vaccination may be required after DTaP

Contaminated household fomites may cause recurrence of S. aureus skin infections

Efficacy of pertussis booster vaccination varied by resurgence method

Involvement with bullying increased risk for suicidal thoughts, behaviors

Inclusion of vaccine education improved efficacy of text message reminders

Spot the Rash

Rash, swelling in a 2-year-old febrile girl

Carrie C. Coughlin, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD

What's Your Diagnosis?

Possible varicella, pneumonia in an 8-month-old febrile male

James H. Brien, DO