JOHN D. NELSON, M.D.
The opinions of 28 investigators representing all areas of pediatric infectious diseases were sought regarding priorities for research. Seven general areas were most commonly emphasized: new diagnostic methods (especially for viral infections), vaccines (bacterial, respiratory viruses, herpesviruses, and varicella-zoster), diarrhea (pathogenesis), National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored studies of antimicrobial agents, NIH-sponsored cooperative studies of uncommon infections, host factors related to susceptibility and resistance and host responses to infection, and studies of bacterial-viral interaction and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Where pediatric and adult medicine interests overlap, collaborative studies would be desirable.
NELSON JD. Infectious Disease Problems in Pediatrics That Need Investigation. Ann Intern Med. ;89:854–856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-854
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_2):854-856.
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