This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new windowDr. Jessica Snowden, a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist, about childhood illnesses. Dr. Snowden is involved in fascinating research related to infections in the brain and has done extensive work on shunt infections. We will discuss common causes of childhood infections and approaches to treatment, from antibiotics to natural approaches such as Elderberry. We will review Lyme disease and possible neurologic sequelae, as well as Strep throat and associated risks, such as PANDAS and Rheumatic Fever. All this and more on MD for Moms.
Learn more about my guest, Dr Jessica Snowden:
Jessica Snowden, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is actively involved in medical student, residency and fellowship education. She also has an active, NIH-funded basic science laboratory studying the role of age on the immune responses and neurologic outcomes following infections in the brain, so that we might design improved prevention and treatment strategies for these infections. In addition to her basic science research, she has recently moved to UAMS to direct the Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the NIH IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.