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Dr. Antonio Arrieta
Pneumonia, an inflammation or infection of the lungs, is a serious condition that can be prevented, a CHOC infectious disease specialist says. “Pneumonia is a serious condition and can often be prevented by getting vaccinated for illnesses that can lead to pneumonia,” says Dr. Antonio Arrieta, CHOC’s director of infectious disease and director of infectious […]
In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Antonio Arrieta discusses proper timing of vaccinations, dispels myths surrounding vaccinations, and details his current research at CHOC. Listen in to hear more about childhood vaccinations.
Clinical trials involving real patients help doctors and researchers learn the effectiveness of a new drug or medical device, and lead to advancements with potential to improve thousands of lives. At any time, CHOC Children’s staff doctors, nurses and others are involved in about 300 clinical trials in many specialties, says Dr. Antonio Arrieta, director […]
New measles cases continue to be reported in Orange County, leaving health care providers on alert for potential cases of the contagious disease. “Any one case is troubling,” says Dr. Antonio Arrieta, CHOC director of infectious diseases. ”We shouldn’t be seeing measles in the U.S.” The state has seen an increase in measles cases this […]
How do you distinguish a common cold from the flu (influenza)? When late fall rolls around, the flu usually rolls in with it. “The first few days with a cough, fever and sore throat are early signs of influenza,” says Dr. Arrieta. “Fever is very common. Probably 90 percent of children who have influenza will have a (high) fever.”