Just a few years ago the incidence of Lyme disease was relatively low in Ohio. But today, it’s a very different story according to Blaise Congeni, MD, director of pediatric infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I’m getting calls literally every day related to Lyme disease,” said Dr. Congeni. The statistics are startling: in 2010, […]
By the time most patients receive the diagnosis of the bacterial infection Lemierre syndrome, they are extremely ill in the intensive care unit. But thanks to Dr. Shankar Upadhyayula, an infectious disease specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, honor student Amanda Gamble had an early diagnosis and a quick recovery and is now back at Hudson […]
We are so thankful for all of the care we got at Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center while I was pregnant with our son, Gabriel. When I was 30 weeks along in my pregnancy, I didn’t feel any movement. My OB did a non stress test and could barely capture his heart. His heart rate looked like Arabic on paper.
Riley was born a happy baby. Even when she was sick she had a smile on her face. I would not know at that time what she would have to go through. Riley would get sick with a high fever just over night. We would take her to the doctor and they would say it was OK to give her Tylenol.
Although it has flu-like symptoms, bacterial meningitis is a fast-moving infection with potentially serious outcomes, particularly for infants and teens.
A new study by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, which is published in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest to show that protection from the current whooping cough or pertussis vaccine fades over time.