Winter Viral Illness in Infants and Children - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports - Jan 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency and pediatric physicians.


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Aleta B. Bonner, DVM, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Research
Emergency Medicine
Scott and White Hospital
The Texas A&M University System Health Sciences Center College of Medicine
Temple, TX.

Peer Reviewer:
Alfred Sacchetti, MD
Chief, Emergency Services
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Camden, NJ.

CME Question Reviewer:
Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Greenville, SC.

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor
Ohio State University
Attending, Columbus Children's Hospital
Associate Pediatric Medical Director, MedFlight


  • Winter Viral Illness in Infants and Children


  • quickly recognize or increase index of suspicion for specific conditions
  • understand the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, historical and physical examination findings associated with the entity discussed
  • correctly formulate a differential diagnosis and perform necessary diagnostic tests
  • apply state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques (including the implications of pharmacologic therapy discussed) to patients with the particular medical problems discussed
  • provide patients with any necessary discharge instructions

Financial Disclosure:

In order to reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Aleta B. Bonner, DVM, MD, MSPH (author) is a researcher for Binax Corporation and Quidel Corporation. Alfred Sacchetti, MD (peer reviewer) reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP, editor-in-chief, reports that she received research support from the National Institutes of Health and is the medical director of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Brian S. Skrainka, MD, FAAP, FACEP (CME question reviewer) is a consultant for Biolife.

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