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Department of Pediatrics : Academic Divisions : Infectious Disease

The pediatric infectious diseases division performs consultations for  diagnostic evaluations and management of children with known or suspected infectious diseases and some immunodeficiencies, include HIV.

Medical Services

  • Inpatient and outpatient consultations for infectious diseases

  • Comprehensive HIV care

  • Long-term antibiotic management

  • Evaluation for suspected immunodeficiency

Our Faculty

  1. Sandra Fowler, M.D., MSc

    • MSc in Epidemiology , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2004
    • Professional interests:  HIV infection; herpesvirus infections; bone, joint, skin and skin structure infections, central nervous system infections

Selected Division Publications

  • Fowler SL, Dickey MD, Kern P, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL.  Perceptions of parents seeking an experimental herpes simplex vaccine for their adolescent and preadolescent daughters.  Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 25:747-8, 2006.

  • Bahadori HR, Williams VC, Turner RP, Rumboldt Z, Reigart JR, Fowler SL, Chavis PS, Maria BL. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following infectious mononucleosis. J Child Neurol. 2007 Mar; 22(3):324-8.

  • Chase BA, Haynes M, Fowler SL, Reed S.  Dental eruption status of HIV-infected children compared to household peers.  Frater, Fall 2007.

  • Mirza, A, Subedar A, Fowler SL, Murray DL, Arnold S, Tristram D, Abuelreish M, Wludyka P,Chiu TT, Rathore MH.  Influenza vaccine:  awareness and barriers to immunization in families of children with chronic medical conditions other than asthma.  Southern Medical Journal,  101:1101-5, 2008.

  • Letourneau EJ, Ellis DA, Naar-King S, Cunningham PB, Fowler SL.  Case study:  Multisystemic Therapy as a treatment for adolescents who engage in HIV transmission risk behaviors.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology 35:120-7, 2010.

  • Letourneau EJ, Ellis DA, Naar-King S, Chapman JE, Cunningham PB, Fowler SL.  Multisystemic therapy for poorly adherent youth with HIV: Results from a randomized controlled trial.  AIDSCare 25:507-14, 2013.

  • Clinical evaluation to confirm the manufacturing consistency of three lots of an adjuvanted glycoprotein D genital herpes vaccine in healthy seronegative pre-teen and adolescent girls: a phase III multi-center double-blind randomized trial.  Leroux-Roels G, Dobson S, Bernstein DI, Fowler SL, Romanowski B, Leroux-Roels I, Cheuvart B, Heineman T, Dubin G.  Trials in Vaccinology 2:10-18, 2013

  • Disseminated Salmonella Osteomyelitis in a 2-Year-Old With Sickle Cell Disease.  Ngwube A, Jackson S, Dixon T, Spampinato M, Losek JD.  Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 May 18. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

  • Severe pruritus and hypothermia as the primary manifestations of Human Herpes Virus-6 encephalitis after pediatric cord blood transplantation.  Hudspeth M, Brown E, Ragucci D, Dixon T, Turner R.Bone Marrow Transplant. 2011 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

  • Wound botulism complicating internal fixation of a complex radial fracture.  Taylor SM, Wolfe CR, Dixon TC, Ruch DS, Cox GM.  J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Feb;48(2):650-3. Epub 2009 Dec 9

  • Treatment of children with HIV infection. Dixon TC, Cunningham CK.  Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2007 May;4(2):93-9. Review.

  • Disseminated Candida tropicalis in a patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Dixon TC, Steinbach WJ, Benjamin DK Jr, Williams LW, Myers LA.  South Med J. 2004 Aug;97(8):788-90.  Anthrax. Dixon TC, Meselson M, Guillemin J, Hanna PC. N Engl J Med. 1999 Sep 9;341(11):815-26. Review. No abstract available.

  • Severe pruritus and hypothermia as the primary manifestations of Human Herpes Virus-6 encephalitis after pediatric cord blood transplantation. Hudspeth M, Brown E, Ragucci D, Dixon T, Turner R.Bone Marrow Transplant. 2011 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

  • Wound botulism complicating internal fixation of a complex radial fracture. Taylor SM, Wolfe CR, Dixon TC, Ruch DS, Cox GM. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Feb;48(2):650-3. Epub 2009 Dec 9

  • Treatment of children with HIV infection. Dixon TC, Cunningham CK. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2007 May;4(2):93-9. Review.

  • Disseminated Candida tropicalis in a patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Dixon TC, Steinbach WJ, Benjamin DK Jr, Williams LW, Myers LA. South Med J. 2004 Aug;97(8):788-90. Anthrax. Dixon TC, Meselson M, Guillemin J, Hanna PC. N Engl J Med. 1999 Sep 9;341(11):815-26. Review. No abstract available.

  • HACEK infective endocarditis:  Characteristics from a large, multi-national cohort. Chambers ST, Murdoch D, Morris A, Holland D, Pappas P, Almela M, Fernández-Hidalgo N, Almirante B, Bouza E, Forno D, del Rio A, Hannan MM, Harkness J, Kanafani ZA, Lalani T, Lang S, Raymond N, Read K, Vinogradova T, Woods CW, Wray D, Corey GR, Chu VH; International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study Investigators. PLoS One. 2013 May 17;8(5):e63181

  • Detection of antibody against fungal glucosylceramide in immunocompromised patients: a potential new diagnostic approach for cryptococcosis. Qureshi A, Wray D, Rhome R, Barry W, Del Poeta M. Mycopathologia. 2012 Jun;173(5-6):419-2

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Training Programs

Pediatric residents interact with the division through formal or informal consultations and in topic-oriented teaching sessions. The elective in pediatric infectious diseases gives the resident an opportunity to see inpatient and outpatient consultations and to review the telephone consultations received by the division. Participation in clinical research projects by interested residents is encouraged. The division provides clinical instruction in infectious diseases for medical students and for residents in pediatrics and pharmacy.

Research Programs

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Contact Us

MUSC Department of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-792-2385
Fax: 843-792-5127
Email: pedsid@musc.edu