Elizabeth M Dufort

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BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource-limited settings (RLSs) is monitored clinically and immunologically, according to World Health Organization (WHO) or national guidelines. Revised WHO pediatric guidelines were published in 2010, but their ability to accurately identify virological failure is unclear. METHODS We evaluated performance of(More)
BACKGROUND Drug rash, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms syndrome is a type of drug hypersensitivity reaction characterized by the clinical triad of skin eruption, fever, and internal organ involvement. Drug rash, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms syndrome has rarely been reported in association with vancomycin or in the pediatric population. There have(More)
OBJECTIVE Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain abnormalities. Reports indicate that the duration of detectable viral RNA in serum after symptom onset is brief. In a recent case report involving a severely affected fetus, Zika virus RNA was detected in maternal serum 10 weeks after symptom onset, longer than(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a serious and often fatal clinical syndrome, resulting from infection. Information on patient demographics, risk factors, and infections leading to sepsis is needed to integrate comprehensive sepsis prevention, early recognition, and treatment strategies. METHODS To describe characteristics of patients with sepsis, CDC and partners(More)
We evaluated treatment failure misclassification in human immunodeficiency virus-infected Kenyan children whose targeted viral loads were determined after suspected immunologic/clinical failure according to 2006 and 2010/2013 World Health Organization guidelines. The misclassification rate was 21% for the 2006 guidelines and 46% for the 2010/2013(More)
The performance and interpretation of laboratory tests for Zika virus (ZKV) continue to be evaluated. Serology is cross-reactive, laborious, and frequently difficult to interpret, and serum was initially solely recommended for molecular diagnosis. ZKV testing was initiated in January 2016 in New York State for symptomatic patients, pregnant women, their(More)
Rubella was declared eliminated in the United States in 2004. During 2013-2015, 2 infants with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) were born in New York State. Both mothers were foreign born and traveled to Yemen during their pregnancy. Delayed consideration of CRS led to preventable exposures and a substantial public health response.
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