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Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S4_001_004
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... Antimicrobial agents in a variety of classes have been studied and approved by the FDA for use in adults for certain indications but still are under investigation for pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy in children. These agents include but are not limited to dalbavancin, oritavancin...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S1_006_003
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... (IDSA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and other professional societies and organizations, has developed immunization guidelines for children and adults with primary and secondary immune deficiencies. 19...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S1_006_004
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
..., rubella, and varicella vaccine [MMRV]; and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine [PCV13] and influenza vaccine). Infants and children with a personal or family history of seizures of any etiology might be at greater risk of having a febrile seizure after receipt of these vaccines compared with children...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S1_006_005
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... Chronic disease in children may be defined as having a medical condition that is currently not curable and that has been present for at least 3 months, will likely last longer than 3 months, or has occurred at least 3 times in the past year and likely will recur. Chronic diseases may increase...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S1_006_006
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... for this subset of AI/AN people are lower compared with AI/AN living on reservations. Historically, compared with children from other racial groups, AI/AN children living on reservation lands or in Alaska Native villages have higher rates of certain vaccine-preventable diseases, such as Haemophilus...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S1_006_009
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
...Immunizations Received Outside the United States People immunized in other countries, including international students, internationally adopted children, refugees, and other immigrants, should be immunized according to recommended schedules (including minimal ages and intervals) in the United...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S2_002_001
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... Infants and young children who are cared for in group child care settings (child care centers and home-based child care) and schools 18 have an increased rate of communicable infectious diseases. Children in group child care settings and schools transmit infections among themselves...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S2_003_001
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a cause of substantial morbidity and some mortality in hospitalized children, particularly children in intensive care units. Hand hygiene before and after each patient contact remains the single most important practice in prevention and control of HAIs...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S2_005_001
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... counseling. When available, consultation with a child abuse pediatrician can help guide further evaluation, aid in decision making on reporting suspected abuse, and assist with rendering an opinion on the etiology of the STI. 148 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS IN ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN Sexually...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S2_005_003
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... of sexual victimization (see Table 2.5 ). Preferably, children with concerns about possible sexual abuse would be referred for evaluation and management to a specialized clinic or child advocacy center. In areas without specialized abuse-related services, pediatricians can educate themselves about...
Book Chapter
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published: January 2021
DOI: 10.1542/9781610025782-S2_006_001
EISBN: 978-1-61002-578-2
... Every year, thousands of children arrive in the United States from other countries. They arrive as immigrants, nonimmigrants, refugees or asylum seekers, adoptees, or as undocumented. The medical evaluation of these children is a challenging and important task and is influenced by multiple factors...
Resources
Published: August 2022
...Cases of COVID-19 in the US CDC COVID Data Tracker Find maps and charts tracking cases, deaths, and trends of COVID-19 in the United States, updated daily AAP Case Report in Children and Adolescents:   Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report (aap.org) Vaccination Rates in US...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
... continues to investigate the cause and any contributing factors (eg immune response to adenovirus, coinfections, environmental exposures, medications) related to these acute cases of hepatitis in young children. Of the previously reported 109 cases in the US: The majority of cases were in young...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
...) that is occurring in 92 locations (countries, territories, and areas) and is caused by the West African clade of monkeypox. The risk of children getting infected with monkeypox virus is low. As of August 10, two pediatric cases have been confirmed in the United States (<0.1% of all cases). Children...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
... care professionals with a quick resource to get up to speed on current outbreaks and how they affect children, along with links to explore further. Bookmark the page for regular visits, and keep an eye out for emails from Red Book Online alerting you to updates. July 2022 CDC COCA Call...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
... of measles virus in cell culture. Who is at highest risk of acquiring measles infection: Unvaccinated children or adults Incompletely vaccinated (<2 doses of MMR) children or adults Individuals with known exposure to measles or recent travel to areas with active measles transmission. Who...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
...Influenza Information for Health Care Professionals from the American Academy of Pediatrics— Updated August 9, 2022 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases has compiled a comprehensive list of resources on influenza prevention and treatment in children...)
TOPICS: Influenza
Resources
Published: August 2022
... of PUIs. There have been  689 confirmed cases since CDC began tracking AFM in August of 2014. CDC has been thoroughly investigating cases since that time. We have seen increases in AFM cases, mostly in young children, in 2014 (120 cases), 2016 (153 cases) and 2018 (238 cases). Acute flaccid myelitis...)
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Published: August 2022
..., with a median age of 32 years, and 130 (23%) are children under 5 years. Of 559 people with information available, 304 (54%) are female. Of 278 people with information available, 92 (33%) have been hospitalized. Two deaths have been reported, one from Tennessee and one from Wyoming. The true number...)
Resources
Published: August 2022
... is highest in children younger than 4 years of age. In the United States, rates of invasive infections and mortality are higher in infants, elderly people, and people with hemoglobinopathies (including sickle cell disease) and immunocompromising conditions (eg, malignant neoplasms, HIV infection). P...)