Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

by Brian Alverson, MD

A pediatric infectious disease doctor specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in infants, children, and adolescents. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites cause infectious diseases. Children are especially susceptible to many diseases seen in adult populations because their immune systems are still developening.

A thorough history and physical examination can go a long way in elucidating the underlying cause of a child’s infectious ailment. First, however, comes an understanding of the various pathologies that can manifest in a child and how they may present themselves.

An extremely important point not to be overlooked is vaccination, as well as how to counsel parents on vaccination for their children, as this is one of the most effective public health tools at our disposal.

Course Details

  • Videos 38
  • Duration 4:11 h
  • Quiz questions 144
  • Concept Pages 42


Your Educators of course Pediatric Infectious Diseases

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases
By Rufina A. on 17. December 2022 for Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The lecture is clear and i understand it. Am looking forward to see Np question review

By Ryan C. on 24. September 2022 for Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Brian is incredibly clear as a communicator and the lesson is fantastic

By Concepcion C. on 21. October 2021 for Pediatric Infectious Diseases

made it easier for me to remember the features of each disease entity..

Useful class
By Karen M. on 24. July 2021 for Tuberculosis (TB) in Children: Management

Good explanation of drug side effects and easy to remember