Title: Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases: Cat Scratch Disease; MRSA; Virus X
Faculty: Michael J. Muszynski, M.D., F.A.A.P., Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: Cat Scratch Disease: Old and New.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Recognize the classic and more recently described clinical presentation of cat scratch disease and the general approach to diagnosis.
- Explain the use and limitations of diagnostic laboratory testing options.
- Utilize the appropriate treatment for the various clinical conditions associated with Bartonella henselae
TOPIC 2: The Age of MRSA.
Upon completion of this session and using the evidence-based guidelines from the CDC, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and EBM publications, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Describe the emergence and development of drug resistance that led to MRSA.
- Discuss the prevalence differences and clinical diagnosis and treatment of community and hospital associated MRSA.
- Recognize the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis when confronted with the possibility of MRSA.
- Stratify management according to clinical scenario and severity.
- Apply practical and proven preventative measures to reduce the risk and incidence of MRSA.
TOPIC 3: Virus X: Ubiquitous, Uncanny, Understandable.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Recognize the diverse clinical manifestations of EBV infection.
- Order appropriate laboratory work-up based on the situation and treatment as per the AAP Guidelines.
- Anticipate natural history and complications of infection.