829. Tuberculin Skin Test vs. IGRA in the Initial Evaluation of Children for TB: Pro PPD
Session: Interactive Session: "Mano-a-Mano IV": Controversies in Pediatric ID
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 2:12 PM
Room: S 206-208
Andrea Cruz, MD, MPH, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Andrea Cruz is an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor in Houston. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her medical degree from Vanderbilt. She completed fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric infectious diseases at Baylor and an MPH in epidemiology and global health at the University of Texas. Her clinical and research interests include childhood TB, rapid viral diagnostics, and early recognition of sepsis in the ED. She is the director of the Children’s TB clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest US pediatric TB clinic in the country. Andrea serves as a national TB consultant to the CDC and has assisted the World Health Organization and ministries of health with pediatric tuberculosis guidelines.


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