Infectious Diseases 1211 - Infectious Disease Alert - Nov 01, 2008

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Physician Editors
Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Frank J. Bia, MD, MPH
Professor (Emeritus) of International Medicine (Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology)
Yale University School of Medicine

Board Member and Peer Reviewers
Connie Price, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN.

Board Member and Updates Author
Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Section Editor, Updates
Section Editor, HIV

Associate Editors
Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Brian G. Blackburn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABBM)
Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Stanford University Medical School Director; Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Stanford University Medical Center

Michele Barry, MD, FACP, MD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health; Director of International Health Program
Department of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Lin H. Chen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Travel Medicine Center
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA


  • Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in Neonates
  • A Pathogen to Consider More Broadly in Patients with Pneumonia: Legionella
  • Autoimmunity in Children Associated with Chronic Minocycline Treatment
  • When is the Best Time to Obtain Blood Cultures from My Potentially Septic Patient?
  • P. falciparum Malaria in a Man with Sickle Cell Disease, Four Years after Exposure
  • Tuberculosis among Foreign-born Persons in the United States
  • Updates


  • discuss the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • present current data regarding the use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • present the latest information regarding the pros, cons, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • discuss new information regarding how infectious diseases (eg, AIDS) are transmitted and how such information can lead to the development of new therapy

Financial Disclosure:

Infectious Disease Alert's Physician Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, serves on the speaker's bureau of Merck, Pharmacia, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Bayer, and Wyeth, and does research for Merck.

Travel Medicine Advisor’s Physician Editor, Frank J. Bia, MD, MPH is a consultant for Pfizer and Sanofi Pasteur, and receives funds from Johnson & Johnson

Peer Reviewers Connie Price, MD, and Frank Bia, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study.

Updates author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Authors Michele Barry, MD, FACP, and Lin H. Chen, MD, Associate Editors Brian G. Blackburn, MD, and Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABBM) report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Associate Editor Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, is on the speaker's bureau for Merck.

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