Oral Abstract Session:
86. Pushing the Envelope in CNS Infections
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Room: S 158

Tracks: Adult ID, Investigative ID, Pediatric ID

Moderators:  Miriam Barshak, MD, Harvard Medical School and Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School

2:00 PM
Therapeutic Immunosupression to Treat Rabies Encephalitis
Divyashree S, MD; Archana Shrivastava, MD; Tushar Sontakke, MD; Anil Venkitachalam, MD, DM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Increased Diagnosis of Varicella Zoster Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System with the BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel
Lynette Chen, MD, MPH; Matthew Pettengill, PhD, D(ABMM); Bryan Hess, MD; Joseph DeSimone Jr., MD
2:45 PM
Upregulated Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Relates to Milder Hearing Impairment in Bacterial Meningitis
Okko Savonius, MD; Irmeli Roine, MD, PhD; Saeed Alassiri, DDS; Taina Tervahartiala, DDS, PhD; Otto Helve, MD, PhD; Josefina Fernandez, MD; Heikki Peltola, MD, PhD, Professor; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD; Tuula Pelkonen, MD, PhD
3:00 PM
Prospective pathogen detection in patients with central nervous system inflammation using metagenomic sequencing
Anne Piantadosi, MD, PhD; Shibani Mukerji, MD, PhD; Simon Ye, BA; Michael Leone, MS; Lisa Freimark, MS; Jacob Lemieux, MD, PhD; Isaac Solomon, MD, PhD; Asim Ahmed, MD; Sanjat Kanjilal, MD, MPH; Robert Goldstein, MD, PhD; Vijay Ganesh, MD, PhD; Bridget Ostrem, MD, PhD; Jesse Thon, MD; Cormac Kinsella, MS; Gordon Adams, BA; Eric Rosenberg, M.D.; Marcia Goldberg, MD, FIDSA; Pardis Sabeti, MD, DPhil; Tracey Cho, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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