Infectious Disease

The Infectious Disease and Immunology Section is committed to evidence-based medicine and participating in clinical trials that advance therapies in children and adolescents.

Open Clinical Trials

A Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Solithromycin in Adolescents (2 months to 17 years of age, inclusive) with Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP)
An open-label, randomized, multi-centered study of Solithromycin in adolescents with CABP to determine the safety and efficacy of the medication in comparison to other antibiotic regimens.

Selected Publications

Richardson KM, Syed SS. Disseminated Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis and endocarditis in a premature infant. International Journal of Advances in Case Reports (accepted November 2016).

Ravisankar S, Syed SS, Garg G, Higginson J. Is Cronobacter sakazakii infection possible in an exclusively breastfed premature neonate in the neonatal intensive care unit? Journal of Perinatology. 2014;34:408-409.

Aslam N, Dalzell WAB, Crotty J. MRSA Spinal Abscess, in Pediatric Infectious Disease in Children, What's Your Diagnosis, Section editor/commentator: James Brien, June 2014

Syed SS, Balluz RS, Kabagambe EK, et al. Assessment of biomarkers of cardiovascular risk among HIV type 1-infected adolescents: role of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule as an early indicator of endothelial inflammation. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2013;29(3):493-500.

Syed SS, Aderinboye O, Hanson KE, Spitzer ED. Acute cervical lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium florentinum. Emerging Infect Dis. 2010;16(9):1486-1487.

Aderinboye O, Syed SS. Congenital babesiosis in a four-week-old female infant. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010;29(2):188.

Fleischer L, Syed SS. Hepatitis B surface antigenemia in a neonate following vaccination with Pediarix. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009;48(3):311-312.

Capparelli EV, Syed SS. Nitazoxanide treatment of Cryptosporidium parvum in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008;27(11):1041.

Fleisher LM, Cataldo R, Syed SS. A 10 year old boy with pruritic rash after travel. Pediatrics in Review. Nov 2008; 29: 407-409

Syed SS, Gilsdorf JR. Prevalence of hicAB, lav, traA, and hifBC among Haemophilus influenzae middle ear and throat strains. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2007;274(2):180-183.