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Rachel C. Orscheln, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Infectious Disease

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Orscheln:

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Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 1102, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Orschlen is the medical director of the International Adoption Center.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- certified
Pediatric Infectious Diseases -- Certified

Patients must be referred by a physician.

Medical Education
Medical Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1998
Residency: Pediatrics, St.Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Dr Aaron M Milstone MD, Alexis Elward MD, Xiaoyan Song PhD, Danielle M Zerr MD, Rachel Orscheln MD, Kathleen Speck MPH, Daniel Obeng ScM, Nicholas G Reich PhD, Susan E Coffin MD, Trish M Perl MD,f or the Pediatric SCRUB Trial Study Group, "Daily chlorhexidine bathing to reduce bacteraemia in critically ill children: a multicentre, cluster-randomised, crossover trial", The Lancet - 30 March 2013; Vol. 381(9872):1099-1106.

Orscheln RC, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA, Loughman JA, Mitchell K, Storch EK, Gaudreault M, Sellenriek PL, Armstrong JR, Mardis ER, Storch GA. Contribution of genetically restricted, methicillin-susceptible strains to the ongoing epidemic of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Aug 15;49(4):536-42.

Elizur A, Orscheln RC, Ferkol TW, Dunne WM Jr, Storch GA, Cannon CL. Transmission of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus between patients with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr. 2007 Jul;151(1):90-2.

Elizur A, Orscheln RC, Ferkol TW, Atkinson JJ, Dunne WM Jr, Buller RS, Armstrong JR, Mardis ER, Storch GA, Cannon CL. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chest. 2007 Jun;131(6):1718-25. Epub 2007 Mar 30.

Liao RS, Storch GA, Buller RS, Orscheln RC, Mardis ER, Armstrong JR, Dunne WM Jr. Blinded comparison of repetitive-sequence PCR and multilocus sequence typing for genotyping methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a children's hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jun;44(6):2254-7.

Orscheln RC, Johnson DR, Olson SM, Presti RM, Martin JM, Kaplan EL, Storch GA. Intrinsic reduced susceptibility of serotype 6 Streptococcus pyogenes to fluoroquinolone antibiotics. J Infect Dis. 2005 Apr 15;191(8):1272-9. Epub 2005 Mar 7.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Rachel C. Orscheln.

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