Pediatric Annals

Feature Article 

Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Part 1

Leonard R. Krilov, MD

  • Pediatric Annals. 2007;36(6)
  • Posted June 1, 2007

Abstract

It is a privilege and a pleasure again to be invited as guest editor for Pediatric Annals. Throughout the next two issues, we have assembled a series of articles on Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease. As Dr. Shulman uses stamps from his collection to illustrate relevant aspects of the topics in the issues, I have drawn upon my long-standing interest in baseball and my baseball card collection to introduce these issues. After all, baseball has been characterized as a “kids’ game.” In medicine as in baseball, and as Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon said, “I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all.”

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITOR

Leonard R. Krilov, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and Professor of Pediatrics at State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Columbia University. He then completed a pediatric internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. He is currently co-chair of the infectious disease committee for AAP Chapter 2, District 2, and past-president of the Nassau Pediatric Society.

He has had a career-long interest in clinical infectious diseases and respiratory viral infections. He has been involved in many of the RSV prevention trials and influenza vaccine trials. He has authored more than 100 original articles and book chapters. He is an editor for Concise Reviews in Infectious Disease, eMedicine, and Infectious Disease in Practice. He is a reviewer for a number of pediatric and infectious disease journals including Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Abstract

It is a privilege and a pleasure again to be invited as guest editor for Pediatric Annals. Throughout the next two issues, we have assembled a series of articles on Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease. As Dr. Shulman uses stamps from his collection to illustrate relevant aspects of the topics in the issues, I have drawn upon my long-standing interest in baseball and my baseball card collection to introduce these issues. After all, baseball has been characterized as a “kids’ game.” In medicine as in baseball, and as Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon said, “I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all.”

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITOR

Leonard R. Krilov, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and Professor of Pediatrics at State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Columbia University. He then completed a pediatric internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. He is currently co-chair of the infectious disease committee for AAP Chapter 2, District 2, and past-president of the Nassau Pediatric Society.

He has had a career-long interest in clinical infectious diseases and respiratory viral infections. He has been involved in many of the RSV prevention trials and influenza vaccine trials. He has authored more than 100 original articles and book chapters. He is an editor for Concise Reviews in Infectious Disease, eMedicine, and Infectious Disease in Practice. He is a reviewer for a number of pediatric and infectious disease journals including Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

It is a privilege and a pleasure again to be invited as guest editor for Pediatric Annals. Throughout the next two issues, we have assembled a series of articles on Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease. As Dr. Shulman uses stamps from his collection to illustrate relevant aspects of the topics in the issues, I have drawn upon my long-standing interest in baseball and my baseball card collection to introduce these issues. After all, baseball has been characterized as a “kids’ game.” In medicine as in baseball, and as Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon said, “I don’t care how long you’ve been around, you’ll never see it all.”

ABOUT THE GUEST EDITOR

Leonard R. Krilov, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and Professor of Pediatrics at State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Columbia University. He then completed a pediatric internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. He is currently co-chair of the infectious disease committee for AAP Chapter 2, District 2, and past-president of the Nassau Pediatric Society.

He has had a career-long interest in clinical infectious diseases and respiratory viral infections. He has been involved in many of the RSV prevention trials and influenza vaccine trials. He has authored more than 100 original articles and book chapters. He is an editor for Concise Reviews in Infectious Disease, eMedicine, and Infectious Disease in Practice. He is a reviewer for a number of pediatric and infectious disease journals including Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

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