Challenging Cases in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Des Moines, IA US
November 3, 2016

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Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


  • List a complete and thorough differential diagnosis in pediatric ID practice.
  • Develop adequate diagnostic strategies, emphasizing the importance of history taking and adequate physical exam in the pediatric patient.
  • Develop effective treatment strategies for common and uncommon, yet important diseases in pediatric ID.


  • Dartnell et al. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2012 May;94(5):584-95
  • MMWR 51(11):234-237, 2002
  • Cochi et al. PIDJ 5:12-19, 1986
  • H Peltola Clin Microbiol Rev, 13 (April (2)) (2000), pp. 302–317
  • MMWR / February 28, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 1
  • Lebel M et al. Peds Infec Dis J : 250-254, 1988
  • Howard AW. J Pediatr Orthop. 1999;19:705-709
  • Chow A, Robinson JL: Fever of unknown origin in children: a systematic review J Pediatr. 7:5-10 2011
  • Cat Scratch Disease. Red Book 2015
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology 2004;2:448-449
  • N Engl J Med 1952;247-8
  • Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant – Remington and Klein 7ed.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/03/2016 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
11/03/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Luis Antonio Castagnini, MD, MPH

Luis A. Castagnini, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

  • MD - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  • Residency - Miami Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship - Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • MPH - University of Texas

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Castagnini has no conflicts with commercial interests to disclose.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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