There are many diagnostic challenges in pediatrics. In addition to challenges seen in adult populations, pediatric populations have additional considerations due to the developing state of children's immune systems, incomplete or lack of immunizations, and varying ages of exposures to pathogens. It is also difficult to perform invasive medical procedures on pediatric patients, which can be challenging for many families.
In this webinar, Nicole Coufal discusses how to rapidly and noninvasively diagnose a myriad of infections in pediatric patients using a single blood test that detects microbial cell-free DNA (mcfDNA).
Learn how these results impact the clinical management of patients, and how to effectively use plasma mcfDNA to aid in diagnosing challenging deep-seated and bloodstream infections.
About the Speaker:
Nicole Coufal, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor and pediatric intensivist at the University of California, San Diego, and at Rady Children's Hospital.