Karen C. Bloch, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Professor of Health Policy
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CaliforniaM.D., Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VirginiaB.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Office Address
Division of Infectious Diseases
A-2200 MCN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, VA
Mailles A, Stahl JP, Bloch KC. Update and new insights in encephalitis. Clin. Microbiol. Infect [print-electronic]. 2017 Sep; 23(9): 607-13. PMID: 28501667, PII: S1198-743X(17)30257-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.05.002, ISSN: 1469-0691.

Bradshaw MJ, Bloch KC, Davis LT, Craig-Owens LD, Ely K, Longmuir R. Clinical Reasoning: A 57-year-old man with unilateral anosmia, papilledema, and meningismus. Neurology. 2017 Aug 8/22/2017; 89(8): e86-e90. PMID: 28827465, PII: WNL.0000000000004275, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004275, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Fill MA, Moncayo AC, Bloch KC, Dunn JR, Schaffner W, Jones TF. Evaluation of a Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Public Health Surveillance System in Tennessee. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg [print-electronic]. 2017 Jul 7/3/2017; PMID: 28722610, DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0765, ISSN: 1476-1645.

Bradshaw MJ, Lalor KB, Vu N, Pruthi S, Bloch KC. Child Neurology: Rocky Mountain spotted fever encephalitis. Neurology. 2017 Mar 3/14/2017; 88(11): e92-e95. PMID: 28289173, PII: WNL.0000000000003722, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003722, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Bradshaw MJ, Pawate S, Bloch KC, Moots P, Reddy NM. Clinical Reasoning: A 52-year-old man with diplopia and ataxia. Neurology. 2016 Sep 9/27/2016; 87(13): e140-3. PMID: 27672172, PII: WNL.0000000000003150, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003150, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Delisle J, Mendell NL, Stull-Lane A, Bloch KC, Bouyer DH, Moncayo AC. Human Infections by Multiple Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Tennessee. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/1/2016; 94(6): 1212-7. PMID: 27022147, PMCID: PMC4889736, PII: ajtmh.15-0372, DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0372, ISSN: 1476-1645.

Bradshaw MJ, Pawate S, Lennon VA, Bloch KC, Brown KM. Herpes simplex virus 1 encephalitis associated with voltage-gated calcium channel autoimmunity. Neurology [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec 12/15/2015; 85(24): 2176-7. PMID: 26567268, PMCID: PMC4691688, PII: WNL.0000000000002218, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002218, ISSN: 1526-632X.

Bloch KC, Bitnun A, Glaser CA, Mailles A, Stahl JP, Tunkel AR, Venkatesan A. Reply to Jackson [letter]. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul 7/15/2015; 61(2): 293-4. PMID: 25900176, PII: civ314, DOI: 10.1093/cid/civ314, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Hariri S, Bennett NM, Niccolai LM, Schafer S, Park IU, Bloch KC, Unger ER, Whitney E, Julian P, Scahill MW, Abdullah N, Levine D, Johnson ML, Steinau M, Markowitz LE, . Reduction in HPV 16/18-associated high grade cervical lesions following HPV vaccine introduction in the United States - 2008-2012. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar 3/24/2015; 33(13): 1608-13. PMID: 25681664, PII: S0264-410X(15)00151-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.01.084, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Hariri S, Unger ER, Schafer S, Niccolai LM, Park IU, Bloch KC, Bennett NM, Steinau M, Johnson ML, Markowitz LE, . HPV type attribution in high-grade cervical lesions: assessing the potential benefits of vaccines in a population-based evaluation in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 24(2): 393-9. PMID: 25416715, PII: 1055-9965.EPI-14-0649, DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0649, ISSN: 1538-7755.

Kim DH, Tate J, Dresen WF, Papa FC, Bloch KC, Kalams SA, Ellis CR, Baker MT, Lenihan DJ, Mendes LA. Cardiac implanted electronic device-related infective endocarditis: clinical features, management, and outcomes of 80 consecutive patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 37(8): 978-85. PMID: 25060820, DOI: 10.1111/pace.12452, ISSN: 1540-8159.

Bloch KC. Do Delays in Performing Lumbar Puncture After Administration of Antibiotics Alter the Results of CSF Cultures?. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4): 305-7. PMID: 21509591, DOI: 10.1007/s11908-011-0188-6, ISSN: 1534-3146.

Carnevale RJ, Talbot TR, Schaffner W, Bloch KC, Daniels TL, Miller RA. Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaks. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul; 18(4): 466-72. PMID: 21606134, PMCID: PMC3128411, PII: amiajnl-2011-000216, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000216, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Johnson JA, Bloch KC, Dang BN. Varicella reinfection in a seropositive physician following occupational exposure to localized zoster. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr 4/1/2011; 52(7): 907-9. PMID: 21273297, PMCID: PMC3106231, PII: cir033, DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir033, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Reznicek JE, Mason WJ, Kaul DR, Saint S, Bloch KC. Clinical problem-solving. Avoiding a rash diagnosis. N. Engl. J. Med. 2011 Feb 2/3/2011; 364(5): 466-71. PMID: 21288099, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcps0906691, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Melekhin VV, Karem KL, Damon IK, Bloch KC. Encephalitis after secondary smallpox vaccination. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009 Jan 1/1/2009; 48(1): e1-2. PMID: 19025490, PMCID: PMC5178130, DOI: 10.1086/595555, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Bloch KC, Glaser C. Diagnostic approaches for patients with suspected encephalitis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2007 Jul; 9(4): 315-22. PMID: 17618552, ISSN: 1523-3847.

Thomas LD, Hongo I, Bloch KC, Tang YW, Dummer S. Human ehrlichiosis in transplant recipients. Am. J. Transplant. 2007 Jun; 7(6): 1641-7. PMID: 17511689, PII: AJT1821, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2007.01821.x, ISSN: 1600-6135.

Hongo I, Bloch KC. Ehrlichia infection of the central nervous system. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2006 May; 8(3): 179-84. PMID: 16569376, ISSN: 1092-8480.

Bloch KC, Schuster FL. Inability to make a premortem diagnosis of Acanthamoeba species infection in a patient with fatal granulomatous amebic encephalitis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2005 Jun; 43(6): 3003-6. PMID: 15956445, PMCID: PMC1151932, PII: 43/6/3003, DOI: 10.1128/JCM.43.6.3003-3006.2005, ISSN: 0095-1137.

Weitkamp JH, Spring MD, Brogan T, Moses H, Bloch KC, Wright PF. Influenza A virus-associated acute necrotizing encephalopathy in the United States. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2004 Mar; 23(3): 259-63. PMID: 15014305, PII: 00006454-200403000-00019, ISSN: 0891-3668.

Talbot TR, Comer JA, Bloch KC. Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections among HIV-infected patients in a human monocytic ehrlichiosis-endemic area. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2003 Sep; 9(9): 1123-7. PMID: 14519250, PMCID: PMC3016774, DOI: 10.3201/eid0909.020560, ISSN: 1080-6040.

Lu HZ, Bloch KC, Tang YW. Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2002 Aug; 4(4): 339-50. PMID: 12126611, ISSN: 1523-3847.

Ando T, Perez-Perez GI, Kusugami K, Ohsuga M, Bloch KC, Blaser MJ. Anti-CagA immunoglobulin G responses correlate with interleukin-8 induction in human gastric mucosal biopsy culture. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunol. 2000 Sep; 7(5): 803-9. PMID: 10973458, PMCID: PMC95959, ISSN: 1071-412X.