Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

by Brian Alverson, MD

A pediatric infectious disease doctor specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases in the pediatric population. Children are especially susceptible to many diseases seen in adult populations because their immune systems are still developing. 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 142
  • Concept Pages 59


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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By Rose . on 05. January 2024 for Pediatric Infectious Diseases

I really appreciate how comprehensive the course is, including the power point notes and the additional resources. I also appreciate the visuals. The subject is explained very clearly, and the case examples help with applying the knowledge in the clinical setting. My NP program truly lacks lectures and lecture notes to facilitate learning, which is unfortunate. With my program, I feel I have little to no guidance other than assigned readings. Reading a whole text book doesn't help with memory retention, as people have different ways of learning. I think Lecturio does a good job at ensuring the courses are effective for all types of learners. I'm definitely going to continue using Lecturio during the duration of my program and preparation for the board exams.

By Kassie C. on 29. August 2023 for Orbital Cellulitis and Preseptal Cellulitis: Pathology & Clinical Presentation

Understanding that orbital cellulitis typically comes from sinus infections, whereas preseptal usually comes from the skin is helpful.

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