11/16/17 - “Childhood Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention”

Andrea T. Cruz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Sections of Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine, Baylor
College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Brief Summary of Lecture: Dr. Cruz will review the most common clinical manifestations of childhood tuberculosis (TB) and provide an overview of how to identify radiographic findings of and plan diagnostic evaluation of TB. She will offer an overview of new diagnostic tools and shorter-course treatment regimens. She will address challenges in securing microbiologic confirmation of TB and initiating therapy when cultures are negative.

Start Date: November 16
End Date: November 16
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Location

  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5325