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Children with TB: A global public health crisis

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
WHO estimates that 1 million children become ill with tuberculosis every year, and approximately 230,000 die. Children made up one-tenth of the…

In the Journals

Preoperative albuterol reduces respiratory adverse events after tonsillectomy

May 14, 2019
Children who received albuterol before undergoing tonsillectomy were significantly less likely to experience respiratory adverse events, including…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Merck’s 15-valent pneumococcal vaccine noninferior to PCV13

May 8, 2019
Merck announced that its investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or V114, was noninferior in protecting against the serotypes…

$30 million federal grant supports universal flu vaccine research

May 7, 2019
The NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded $30 million to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to research…

Meeting News

Nearly all kids with AFM in 2018 had prior viral illness, CDC says

May 1, 2019
ATLANTA — CDC researchers reported that nearly all patients with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018 had evidence of viral illness before…

Meeting News

Infants born through cesarean section more likely to be hospitalized with bronchiolitis

April 30, 2019
Infants born through cesarean section are more likely to require hospitalization for bronchiolitis compared with infants born through spontaneous…

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Nonmedical vaccine exemptions ‘violate’ a ‘fundamental right’ of children

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…


Q&A: Is the CDC’s delay in linking AFM to EV-D68 warranted?

April 18, 2019
The United States witnessed an uptick in the number of children experiencing weakness and paralysis of unknown origin in 2014. The CDC began…

Guest Editorial

When sound public health practices wane, dangerous diseases like measles make a comeback

April 16, 2019
In this guest editorial, Bernhard L. “Bud” Wiedermann, MD, MA, a pediatric infectious disease physician at

Guest Editorial

Pediatric Pulmonology: Part 2

Pediatric Annals, April 2019, Volume 48 Issue 4
In 1986, the American Board of Pediatrics approved pediatric pulmonology as a separate subspecialty area with specific fellowship requirements and a…

Meeting News

Infants born through cesarean section more likely to have respiratory infection

April 15, 2019
Findings of a prospective birth cohort study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases suggested that…

In the JournalsPerspective

Infants with rhinovirus C at risk for recurrent wheeze

April 11, 2019
Infants with bronchiolitis caused by rhinovirus C were more likely to develop recurrent wheeze by age 3 years compared with infants who had…

In the Journals

Anti-inflammatory agents may reduce severe symptoms in children with CF

April 4, 2019
Early lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis is characterized by mucus accumulation, even in the absence of infection or structural defects…

In the JournalsPerspective

RSV burden among young children greater than previously thought

March 29, 2019
New estimates show that the burden of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, among children aged younger than 2 years in the outpatient setting is…

EV-D68 cases spiked in 2018, new surveillance shows

March 28, 2019
Enterovirus D-68, or EV-D68, was detected in only two U.S. patients with acute respiratory illness in 2017. By 2018, nearly 14% of patients —…

In the JournalsPerspective

Nose, throat microbiome hints at source of LRTIs in children

March 26, 2019
The microbiome of children’s nasopharynx very closely resembles the viral and bacterial microbiome observed in deep endotracheal samples…

In the JournalsPerspective

GSK’s MMR vaccine safe, effective for US infants

March 22, 2019
GlaxoSmithKline’s measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was found to be safe and effective in healthy children in a phase 3 clinical trial. The…

At Issue

What is the value of the pediatric ID specialty?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Infectious Diseases in Children asked Janet R. Gilsdorf, MD, DSc (Hon), FPIDS, a past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the

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Pediatric ID compensation ‘just too low’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Pediatric infectious disease specialists are the lowest paid physicians compared with all other medical specialties, according to a recent report…

AAP recommends both nasal spray and flu shot for 2019-2020 season

March 15, 2019
The AAP recently announced that children can be vaccinated with either an inactivated influenza vaccine or a live-attenuated influenza vaccine for…