Infectious Diseases in Children


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

Table of Contents

New guidance promotes vaccination access for pregnant women during epidemics

New flu guidelines emphasize testing, treatment of high-risk patients

Wheat oral immunotherapy shows promise

Experts ‘concerned’ about spread of Asian longhorned tick in US

At Issue

Should reviews of physicians be allowed on Yelp?

Cover Story

Outpatient overprescribing: ‘Cultural shift’ needed to spare antibiotics


Ebola outbreak in DRC ‘not even close’ to being controlled

In the Journals

53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

Noxafil use up by more than 20% per year in hospitalized children

Mupirocin successfully decolonizes NICU patients with S. aureus

Researchers look for more restrictive AFM diagnostic criteria to identify cases

Low-birth-weight infants at increased risk for malaria

Later start times give teens more sleep, better school performance

Midturbinate swabs comparable to nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting RSV in infants

Flu, pertussis vaccines safe during pregnancy, regardless of trimester

Bacterial meningitis score inadequate in infants aged 0 to 60 days

Bacteria in nose may give insight to duration of infants’ cold symptoms

Injuries top leading causes of pediatric, adolescent deaths

Young infants at risk for severe pertussis despite acellular vaccine programs

Meeting News

Cancer survivors likely to receive HPV vaccine after provider recommendation

More than 50% of US infants have cow's milk allergy

Breastfeeding support for hospital employees increasing, except child care

Nearly half of families report food insecurity during child’s hospitalization

Sucking on infant’s pacifier may help parents prevent allergies in their kids

Pharmacology Consult

Use of supplements in pediatrics: What are your patients taking?

Edward A Bell, PharmD, BCPS

What's Your Diagnosis?

A previously healthy, 4-year-old female with unusual skin lesions and mouth sores

James H Brien, DO