Q&A: A message to clinicians on World TB Day

March 24, 2017
Tuberculosis represents one of the top 10 causes of death globally. It is the No. 1 infectious disease killer in the world, accounting for more…


TB cases hit record low in US, but progress toward elimination lags

March 23, 2017
The United States recorded a record-low number of tuberculosis cases in 2016, but progress toward eliminating the disease in the U.S. by the end of…

PCPs encouraged to teach parents about antibiotics

March 21, 2017
Parents who have misconceptions about antibiotics for respiratory infections want help understanding them, suggesting an opportunity for primary care…

In the Journals

Inhaled corticosteroids not linked to increased pneumonia risk in children with asthma

March 14, 2017
The regular use of inhaled corticosteroids is unlikely to increase the risk for pneumonia and other respiratory infections in children with asthma…

Q&A: What malaria and TB can teach us about HIV

March 13, 2017
Tuberculosis and malaria are diseases that have existed in the human population for thousands of years. Although effective treatments for both

FDA News

FDA grants waiver for rapid RSV test

March 7, 2017
The FDA has granted Alere a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver for its rapid diagnostic test for respiratory syncytial virus…

In the Journals

TB screening assay may detect latent infection, predict TB disease progression

February 28, 2017
Screening children with an updated blood-based assay could aid in the detection of latent tuberculosis infection and predict which patients are

FDA News

FDA clears two tests used to assist treatment decisions for infections, sepsis

February 24, 2017
The FDA recently approved the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay, which guides antibiotic treatment decisions for patients with lower…

In the Journals

Children experience no long-term advantages with tonsillectomy

February 23, 2017
Although throat infection, utilization and school absences improved in children who received tonsillectomy compared with those who did not, the…

In the Journals

Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017
Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low

In the JournalsPerspective

Canadian pediatricians should be wary of TB among Aboriginal children

February 15, 2017
Pediatricians in Canada should consider tuberculosis disease in children with epidemiologic risk factors and suggestive symptoms or signs of organ…


The new face of an old disease: TB over 3 decades

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2017
To mark our 30th anniversary, Infectious Diseases in Children will be examining some of the chronic conditions and infectious diseases that have

Special Issue Article

When the Great Masquerader Reveals Itself—Tuberculosis

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis often treated empirically and successfully on an outpatient basis. When a patient fails to improve, the clinician…


Uncommon Infectious Disease Presentations and a Reminder that Quality Improvement Is Meant to Improve Care

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
In this issue of Pediatric Annals, co-guest editors Drs. Julia Rosebush and Ram Yogev, two dedicated infectious disease pediatricians, and their…

In the Journals

Prolonged new cough in housemates linked to pertussis among infants

February 7, 2017
Pertussis affliction among infants shared a strong association with a prolonged cough in close household contacts, mostly among mothers, fathers and…

In the Journals

Younger age, coinfection with HIV increases mortality risk for children with TB

January 26, 2017
Children who do not receive appropriate and timely treatment for tuberculosis, especially those aged younger than 5 years, have an elevated risk for…

In the Journals

Excess enterovirus infections observed in children with type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017
Children with type 1 diabetes were found to have had three times the number of enterovirus infections as children without diabetes, study findings…

In the Journals

REPORT: Young chronologic age, exposure to children increases risk for RSV complications among infants

January 9, 2017
Preterm infants exposed to young children had an increased risk for hospitalization and ICU admission due to respiratory syncytial virus, according…

In the JournalsPerspective

Three-host protein-based assay can distinguish bacterial, viral infections in young children

December 30, 2016
A recent double blind validation study determined that using a three-host protein-based assay to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections…

In the Journals

Despite reductions in childhood mortality, infectious diseases, childbirth carry significant risk

December 27, 2016
Although child mortality decreased between 2000 and 2015, efforts to reach a two-thirds reduction based on the Millennium Development Goal target…