April C. Pettit, M.D.

Assistant Professor

april.pettit@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Education
M.P.H., Public Health , Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MichiganB.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Office Address
1161 21st Avenue North
A-2200 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232
Publications
Pettit AC, Mendes A, Jenkins C, Napravnik S, Freeman A, Shepherd BE, Dowdy D, Gill J, Rachlis A, Moore R, Sterling TR, . Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment, Immunovirologic Status, and TB Risk: Implications for Testing and Treatment. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2016 Aug 8/15/2016; 72(5): 572-8. PMID: 27049511, PMCID: PMC4942351, DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001018, ISSN: 1944-7884.

Woodward B, Person A, Rebeiro P, Kheshti A, Raffanti S, Pettit A. Risk Prediction Tool for Medical Appointment Attendance Among HIV-Infected Persons with Unsuppressed Viremia. AIDS Patient Care STDS [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 29(5): 240-7. PMID: 25746288, PMCID: PMC4410547, DOI: 10.1089/apc.2014.0334, ISSN: 1557-7449.

Malani AN, Singal B, Wheat LJ, Al Sous O, Summons TA, Durkin MM, Pettit AC. (1,3)-ß-d-glucan in cerebrospinal fluid for diagnosis of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections. J. Clin. Microbiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar; 53(3): 799-803. PMID: 25540391, PMCID: PMC4390625, PII: JCM.02952-14, DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02952-14, ISSN: 1098-660X.

Pettit AC, Malani AN. Outbreak of fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate: an update. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Jan; 17(1): 441. PMID: 25416847, DOI: 10.1007/s11908-014-0441-x, ISSN: 1523-3847.

Pettit AC, Raynor MB, Schwartz HS, Wright PW. Histoplasmosis Masquerading as a Rheumatoid Nodule in an Immunocompromised Host: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2014; 4(3): PMID: 25590018, PMCID: PMC4290366, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00277, ISSN: 2160-3251.

Person AK, Pettit AC, Sterling TR. Diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: an update. Curr Respir Care Rep. 2013 Dec; 2(4): 199-207. PMID: 25298921, PMCID: PMC4185413, DOI: 10.1007/s13665-013-0064-y, ISSN: 2161-332X.

Pettit AC, Bethel J, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Colson PW, Sterling TR, . Female sex and discontinuation of isoniazid due to adverse effects during the treatment of latent tuberculosis. J. Infect [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 67(5): 424-32. PMID: 23845828, PMCID: PMC3788833, PII: S0163-4453(13)00197-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.07.015, ISSN: 1532-2742.

Pettit AC, Cummins J, Kaltenbach LA, Sterling TR, Warkentin JV. Non-adherence and drug-related interruptions are risk factors for delays in completion of treatment for tuberculosis. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis [print-electronic]. 2013 Apr; 17(4): 486-92. PMID: 23394818, PMCID: PMC3981539, PII: ijtld120133, DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0133, ISSN: 1815-7920.

Pettit AC, Pugh ME. Index case for the fungal meningitis outbreak, United States [letter]. N. Engl. J. Med. 2013 Mar 3/7/2013; 368(10): 970. PMID: 23465119, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1300630, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Pettit AC, Kropski JA, Castilho JL, Schmitz JE, Rauch CA, Mobley BC, Wang XJ, Spires SS, Pugh ME. The index case for the fungal meningitis outbreak in the United States. N. Engl. J. Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov 11/29/2012; 367(22): 2119-25. PMID: 23083311, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1212292, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Pettit AC, Jahangir AA, Wright PW. Mycobacterium doricum osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2011 Nov; 17(11): 2075-7. PMID: 22099105, PMCID: PMC3310567, DOI: 10.3201/eid1711.110460, ISSN: 1080-6059.

Pettit AC, Jenkins CA, Stinnette SE, Rebeiro PF, Blackwell RB, Raffanti SP, Shepherd BE, Sterling TR. Tuberculosis risk before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy initiation: does HAART increase the short-term TB risk in a low incidence TB setting?. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2011 Aug 8/1/2011; 57(4): 305-10. PMID: 21423024, PMCID: PMC3141096, DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182182e2d, ISSN: 1944-7884.

Pettit AC, Kaltenbach LA, Maruri F, Cummins J, Smith TR, Warkentin JV, Griffin MR, Sterling TR. Chronic lung disease and HIV infection are risk factors for recurrent tuberculosis in a low-incidence setting. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 2011 Jul; 15(7): 906-11. PMID: 21682963, PMCID: PMC3172045, DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0448, ISSN: 1815-7920.

Bradford RD, Pettit AC, Wright PW, Mulligan MJ, Moreland LW, McLain DA, Gnann JW, Bloch KC. Herpes simplex encephalitis during treatment with tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009 Sep 9/15/2009; 49(6): 924-7. PMID: 19681709, PMCID: PMC3315107, DOI: 10.1086/605498, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Pettit AC, Barkanic G, Stinnette S, Rebeiro P, Blackwell R, Raffanti SP, Shepherd BE, Sterling TR. Potentially preventable tuberculosis among HIV-infected persons in the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 2009 Mar; 13(3): 355-9. PMID: 19275796, PMCID: PMC2866056, ISSN: 1027-3719.