Philosophy of Care
I truly appreciate establishing a partnership with both my patients and their families- open communication lines ultimately make for the best patient care. I feel that being educated regarding your condition can make you your own best advocate- you should ask questions so that you can be prepared.
Finally, I feel that each child and situation is different, so I strive to recommend management plans which will be in the best interest of everyone involved.
Dr. Dimitriades sees patients for the following clinical conditions: Allergy: Food allergy, seasonal allergies, atopic dermatitis, recurrent hives, drug reactions, stinging insect reactivity Immunology, Recurrent infections, recurrent fevers, low immunoglobulins, and periodic fever syndromes.
Dr. Dimitriades research interests specific antibody deficiency, and recurrent infections of the ears, sinuses, and lungs. Additionally, she has an interest in patients with inflammation related to immune deficiency as well as hereditary periodic fever syndromes.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Allergy
M.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami FL 2002
B.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 1998
Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA 2003-2005
Allergy/Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans LA 2006-2009
American Board of Allergy and Immunology,
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Clinical Immunology Society
Select Recent Publications
Sussman S, Devlin V, Dimitriades VR. A Teenager With Sulfasalazine Associated DRESS Syndrome After the Introduction of Amoxicillin. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jun 28.
Dimitriades VR, Sorensen R. Rheumatologic manifestations of primary immunodeficiency diseases. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Apr;35(4):843-50.
Wall LA, Dimitriades VR, Sorensen RU. Specific Antibody Deficiencies. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2015 Nov;35(4):659-70.
Dimitriades VR, Wisner E. Treating pediatric atopic dermatitis: current perspectives. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. June 2015. 6:93-99.
Dimitriades V, Rodriguez PC, Zabaleta J, Ochoa AC. Arginase I levels are decreased in the plasma of pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Sep;113(3):271-5.
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