Bio

Bio


Dr. Nelson is a board certified Infectious Disease specialist. She specializes in the treatment of immunocompromised patients, including patients who have had solid organ or bone marrow transplantation or who have malignancy undergoing chemotherapy. She also has a special interest in caring for patients with Cystic fibrosis or who have had a lung transplant as well as Nontuberculous mycobacterial Infections.

Clinical Focus


  • Infectious Disease
  • Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Medical Education:Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2009) NJ
  • Fellowship:Stanford University Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship (2015) CA
  • Fellowship:Stanford University Pediatric Infectious Disease FellowshipCA
  • Board Certification: Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Residency:Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University (2012) RI

Publications

All Publications


  • PROCALCITONIN IS NONSPECIFICALLY ELEVATED IN ADULT HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS Lau, E., Martin, B., Nelson, J. K. WILEY. 2019: S24
  • Challenges in Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Solid Organ Transplantation OBM Transplantation Nelson, J. K., Subramanian, A. 2019; 3 (1)
  • Strongyloides Hyperinfection After Immunosuppression in an Immigrant From El Salvador: A Case for Early Diagnosis and Treatment. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases Hoppenfeld, M. S., Kennedy, V., Sheth, K., Chang, A., Nelson, J., Fairchild, R. M. 2018

    View details for PubMedID 30074914

  • Donor-Derived Coccidioides immitis Endocarditis and Disseminated Infection in the Setting of Solid Organ Transplantation. Open forum infectious diseases Nelson, J. K., Giraldeau, G., Montoya, J. G., Deresinski, S., Ho, D. Y., Pham, M. 2016; 3 (3): ofw086-?

    Abstract

    Background. ?Endocarditis is a rare manifestation of infection with Coccidioides. This is the first reported case of donor-derived Coccidioides endocarditis obtained from a heart transplant. Methods. ?We present a unique case of donor-derived Coccidioides immitis endocarditis and disseminated infection in a heart transplant patient. We also conducted a review of the literature to identify other cases of donor-derived coccidioidomycosis in solid organ transplant recipients and reviewed their clinical characteristics. Results. ?Fifteen prior cases of donor-derived coccidioidomycosis were identified. A majority of these cases were diagnosed by positive culture (83%). Mortality was high at 58%. Conclusions. ?Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for disseminated coccidioidomycosis in patients who received transplants with organs from donors with a history of residing in endemic regions.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/ofid/ofw086

    View details for PubMedID 27413765

  • Encephalitis caused by chikungunya virus in a traveler from the kingdom of tonga. Journal of clinical microbiology Nelson, J., Waggoner, J. J., Sahoo, M. K., Grant, P. M., Pinsky, B. A. 2014; 52 (9): 3459-3461

    Abstract

    Febrile travelers from countries with unique endemic pathogens pose a significant diagnostic challenge. In this report, we describe the case of a Tongan man presenting with fever, rash, and altered mental status. The diagnosis of Chikungunya encephalitis was made using a laboratory-developed real-time RT-PCR and serologic testing.

    View details for DOI 10.1128/JCM.01288-14

    View details for PubMedID 24958800

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