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Volume 36, Issue 11
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Expiration date: May 1, 2019

Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Mary Anne Jackson, MD (Moderator)
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine; Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Kathryn M. Edwards, MD
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Nashville, Tennessee

Angela L. Myers, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine; Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Accurately diagnose group A streptococcal pharyngitis, acute otitis media, and acute bacterial sinusitis.
2. Select the most effective and judicious treatment options for streptococcal pharyngitis, acute otitis media, and acute bacterial sinusitis.
3. Define the situations when “watchful waiting” may be used for children with acute otitis media or acute bacterial sinusitis.
4. Describe the typical clinical course expected in viral upper respiratory tract infection.
5. Explain the importance of confirming a history of penicillin allergy.
6. Describe how respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza are important causes of viral upper respiratory tract infection.
7. Respond to parental pressure for a particular treatment.
8. Identify the importance of immunization and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy.


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