Developments in pediatric infectious diseases: a review of WSPID 2013.

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Developments in pediatric infectious diseases: a review of WSPID 2013.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2014 Mar 3;

Authors: Eley BS, Nuttall J

Abstract
8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases conference Cape Town, South Africa, 19-22 November 2013 The 8th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2013. This was the first WSPID conference to be held in Africa. The conference brought together 1368 delegates from 105 countries including many pediatric infectious diseases specialists from Africa. The conference explored a wide range of topics including childhood immunization, malaria, HIV infection, tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, sepsis, neonatal infections and arthropod-borne viral infections. This report largely covers developments regarding antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship, pneumonia and meningitis.

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