Infectious Diseases in Children


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

Table of Contents

In midst of outbreak, DRC begins first multidrug trial for Ebola treatments

One-third of parents are declining flu vaccination for their child this year

Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

FDA News

FDA considers food labeling requirements for sesame products

FDA grants Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine priority review


Advice for parents: ‘No reason to panic’ over AFM

Guest Commentary

Speak with your patients about the harms of energy drinks

In the Journals

Kids with measles vulnerable to developing infectious disease symptoms years later

Probiotics do not prevent gastroenteritis symptoms in children, studies show

Air pollution causes millions of asthma-related ED visits around the world

Nose picking is major source of S. pneumoniae colonization

Weight responsible for asthma in one-quarter of patients with obesity

Meeting News

Parents frequently share children’s antibiotics with others

Parents commonly use OTC medications as sleep aids for kids

Most children cannot tell real guns from toy guns

Millions of children injured in falls from soft furniture

Teens infrequently fill antibiotic prescriptions for STIs after ED discharge

Superheroes are more violent than villains

Epinephrine autoinjectors not used in nearly 80% of anaphylactic events

Dogs sniff out malaria in children’s socks

Therapy putty does not improve focus in kids with ADHD

Addition of bovine colostrum reduces frequency, duration of acute diarrhea

AAP’s changes to TB recommendations important for pediatricians to know

AAP updates corporal punishment policy, offers parents alternatives to spanking

AAP issues policy statement on effects of armed conflict on children

Instant soups account for more than 20% of pediatric scald injuries


Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Spot the Rash

4-year-old healthy female presents to ED with a rapidly worsening rash

Colleen H. Cotton, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD

What's Your Diagnosis?

An unusual case with which to challenge your senior residents (and staff)

James H. Brien, DO