Shane Crotty, Ph.D., and his team study immunity against infectious diseases. They investigate how the immune system remembers infections and vaccines.
Shane Crotty, Ph.D.Professor
Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
We’re finally understanding why some kids get strep throat over and over again
A specific immune deficiency may explain why some families seem so prone to this problem.
Why some kids keep getting tonsillitis — and how to fix it
Tonsil infections are a recurrent nightmare of pain for many children, who ultimately may require tonsillectomies. Others are scarcely bothered by them.
Some kids are more likely to get strep over and over again – here’s why
Some children are more likely to get strep throat repeatedly because a combination of their genetics and how the bug manipulates their immune system.
Why some children may get strep throat more often than others
Tonsil tissue from kids with recurring infections have smaller key immune structures
Why your kid’s strep throat keeps coming back
LA JOLLA, CA—Each year, some 600 million people around the world come down with strep throat. But for some children
Shane Crotty is a Professor with tenure of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Dr. Crotty’s research focus is on