Dr. Louis M Bell M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Infectious Diseases34th & Civic Center Blvd Children's Hospital Philadelphia PA, 19104
Dr. Louis Bell is a pediatric infectious disease specialist practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bell specializes in recurring or persistent diseases caused by bacteria, parasites or fungus in infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric infectious disease specialists also provide consultation to other health care professionals dealing with complex cases.
Education and Training
University of Maryland School of Medicine 1981
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Appropriate use of antibiotics for common infections in an era of increasing resistance.
- Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology home care.
- Infectious diseases.
- Low risk of bacteremia in children with febrile seizures.
- An outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia after general anesthesia.
- Risk of bacteremia in young children with pneumonia treated as outpatients.
- Tick-borne illnesses in the United States.
- Risk factors for and outcomes of bloodstream infection caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species in children.
- Postoperative mediastinitis in children: epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors for Gram-negative pathogens.
- Suppurative intracranial complications of sinusitis in previously healthy children.
- The new clinical practice guidelines for acute otitis media: an editorial.
- Staphylococcus aureus as a risk factor for bloodstream infection in children with postoperative mediastinitis.
- Bloodstream infections after median sternotomy at a children's hospital.
- Polymicrobial bloodstream infections among children and adolescents with central
- Media coverage of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism controversy and its relationship to MMR immunization rates in the United States.
- Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program
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- What Should I Do If My Baby Has Mumps?
What is mumps?Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection. The virus invades the parotid glands of the individual causing pain and inflammation of these glands. It is characterized by a “hamster-like” swelling of the patient’s face. The initial symptoms may take up to two weeks to manifest....
- What if I Do Not Want My Child to Undergo MMR Vaccination?
The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is recommended for all children as it is the safest, most effective way to protect children against three diseases that can have serious, even fatal, consequences. Measles is a highly contagious viral infection whose initial symptoms include fever,...
- Can You Contract Cholera Through Other Means Besides Water?
Can You Contract Cholera Through Other Means Besides Water?Cholera is an infection that causes thousands of deaths around the world every year. The biggest challenge posed by cholera is that it is difficult to control and treat at the same time. The infection spreads very fast affecting a huge...
- What Is Rubella?
Commonly known as German measles, Rubella is an infection caused by a virus and its symptoms include red rashes on the body along-with fever, headache, muscle pain, a runny nose. Sometimes, swollen nymph nodes can also be seen. It is a contagious infection and can spread from one person to...
- What to Expect on Your Future Visits to the Doctor After You Have Been Diagnosed with Lyme Disease
A diagnosis of Lyme disease immediately calls for a 2-4 week course of antibiotics. Doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil are some of the antibiotics most commonly used to treat Lyme disease. However, treatment may still vary depending on the symptoms present and the stage at which the...
- What Causes Meningitis?
Meningitis occurs when the meninges, the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, get inflamed or irritated. Meningitis is an outcome of certain bacteria or viruses entering the body when our immune system is weak.These bacteria and viruses live in the nose, throat, or the...
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