Durham, NC 27704
Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases, including Lyme disease and malaria; tropical and travel medicine; parasitology; pediatric and adolescent HIV
I am interested in the epidemiology of vector-borne infections, particularly those borne by mosquitos and ticks.
Currently my primary research endeavor is the characterization of Lyme disease transmission in North Carolina, a region that has been traditionally regarded as non-endemic for Lyme disease. Lyme disease is by far the most common vector-borne infection in the United States, with tens of thousands of persons infected annually, but the disease remains extremely rare in North Carolina despite our close proximity to areas with heavy transmission. I have several ongoing projects to help define appropriate practices for Lyme disease in areas where transmission is low, including characterization of Lyme disease testing practices and the predictive value of Lyme disease serodiagnostic testing. I am also collaborating with colleagues at other institutions to develop spatial models of variables that best predict human risk of Lyme disease in areas where the disease may emerge in the future. I have recently completed a modeling study evaluating whether the erythema migrans skin lesion should be treated as Lyme disease in southern regions of the country.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.
Lantos, PM. Chronic Lyme disease: the controversies and the science. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy. 2011;9:787-797. (2011) Abstract
Breitschwerdt, EB; Maggi, RG; Lantos, PM; Woods, CW; Hegarty, BC; Bradley, JM. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a father and daughter with neurological disease. Parasites and Vectors. 2010;3:29. (2010) Abstract
Lantos, PM; Charini, WA; Medoff, G; Moro, MH; Mushatt, DM; Parsonnet, J; Sanders, JW; Baker, CJ. Final report of the Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010;51:1-5. (2010) Abstract
Lantos, PM; Ahouidi, AD; Bei, AK; Jennings, CV; Sarr, O; Ndir, O; Wirth, DF; Mboup, S; Duraisingh, MT. Erythrocyte invasion profiles are associated with a common invasion ligand polymorphism in Senegalese isolates of Plasmodium falciparum. Parasitology (Cambridge). 2009;136:1-9. (2009) Abstract
Koutros, S; Holford, TR; Hahn, T; Lantos, PM; McCarthy, PL; Risch, HA; Swede, H. Excess diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during spring in the USA. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 2007;48:357-366. (2007) Abstract
Krause, PJ; Daily, J; Telford, SR; Vannier, E; Lantos, P; Spielman, A. Shared features in the pathobiology of babesiosis and malaria. Trends in Parasitology. 2007;23:605-610. (2007) Abstract
Lantos, P; Krause, PJ. Ehrlichiosis in children. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2002;13:249-256. (2002) Abstract
Lantos, PM; Krause, PJ. Babesiosis: similar to malaria but different. Pediatric Annals: a journal of continuing pediatric education. 2002;31:192-197. (2002) Abstract