Stephen Thacker, MD, is a fellow in the in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Trading a thumb injury for gastroenteritis

March 20, 2013

Recently, my cherubic and adventurous nearly 2-year-old daughter, who my son has endearingly nicknamed “Danger Baby,” brought my family to the local ED with…

All that coughs and sneezes is not the flu and RSV

February 21, 2013

February can be a busy time for the infectious disease physician, especially in pediatrics. Many patients I see present with a history of the typical symptoms of an…

Putting the “P” in periodic fever with PFAPA

October 20, 2012

At ID Week 2012, Drs. Gary Marshall and Kathryn M. Edwards provided and enlightening and entertaining discussion of the challenges and approach to fever of unknown…

Day 3 at IDWEEK 2012

October 19, 2012

During day 3 of the 2012 ID Week, Drs. Rebecca Buckley and Steven Holland provided an excellent “Meet-the-Professor Session” to start off. This was an…

On the Floor at ID Week

October 18, 2012

It was a Red Book morning on the second day of ID Week 2012, with Drs. Larry Pickering and Michael Brady beginning the day presenting key updates in the 2012 Edition of…