MD PhD D. Pajkrt

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Focus of research

Pediatric viral  infections


Key publications
  • Bruning Andrea H. L., Leeflang Mariska M. G., Vos Johanna M. B. W., Spijker Rene, de Jong Menno D., Wolthers Katja C., Pajkrt Dasja Rapid Tests for Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and Other Respiratory Viruses: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Clinical infectious diseases 2017;65 (6):1026-1032 [PubMed]
  • Cohen Sophie, Caan Matthan W. A., Mutsaerts Henk-Jan, Scherpbier Henriette J., Kuijpers Taco W., Reiss Peter, Majoie Charles B. L. M., Pajkrt Dasja Cerebral injury in perinatally HIV-infected children compared to matched healthy controls Neurology 2016;86 (1):19-27 [PubMed]
  • Weijsenfeld Annouschka M., Smit Colette, Cohen Sophie, Wit Ferdinand W. N. M., Mutschelknauss Michelle, van der Knaap Linda C., van Zonneveld Laura M., Zomer Bert J., Nauta Nike, Patist Joke C., Kuipers-Jansen Marien H. J., Smit Esther P., Blokhuis Charlotte, Pajkrt Dasja, Weijsenfeld A. M., Cohen S., van der Plas A., Scherpbier H. J., Mutschelknauss M., Nellen F. J. B., Prins J. M., Smit C., Reiss P., van der Knaap L., Visser E., van Zonneveld L. M., Vriesde M. E., Bassant N. Y., van der Ende M. E., van Rossum A. M. C., Driessen G. J. A., Fraaij P. L. A., Smit J. V., Smit E. P., Kastelijns M. P. W., den Hollander J. G., Pogány K., Moons C., Kroon F. P., Oude Geerdink E., van der Meche I. B., Schouten W. E. M., Brinkman K., ter Beest G., Gisolf E. H., Richter C., Zomer B. J., Strik-Albers R., van der Flier M., Henriet S. S., Koopmans P. P., Patist J. C., Nauta N., Geelen S. P. M., Wolfs T. F. W., Hoepelman I. M., Mudrikova T., van der Meulen P. A., de Jonge H., Scholvink E. H., Bierman W. F. W., van den Berg J. F., Bouwhuis J. W., Faber S., van Vonderen M., Schippers J. A., Lowe S. H., Kuipers-Jansen M. H. J., van Kasteren M. E. E., Brouwer A. E., Pronk D. C., Kortmann W. Virological and Social Outcomes of HIV-Infected Adolescents and Young Adults in The Netherlands Before and After Transition to Adult Care Clinical infectious diseases 2016;63 (8):1105-1112 [PubMed]
  • Cohen Sophie, ter Stege Jacqueline A., Geurtsen Gert J., Scherpbier Henriette J., Kuijpers Taco W., Reiss Peter, Schmand Ben, Pajkrt Dasja Poorer cognitive performance in perinatally HIV-infected children versus healthy socioeconomically matched controls Clinical infectious diseases 2015;60 (7):1111-1119 [PubMed]
  • van den Hof Malon, Blokhuis Charlotte, Cohen Sophie, Scherpbier Henriette J., Wit Ferdinand W. N. M., Pistorius M. C. M., Kootstra Neeltje A., Teunissen Charlotte E., Mathot Ron A. A., Pajkrt Dasja CNS penetration of ART in HIV-infected children Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 2018;73 (2):484-489 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

MD PhD D. Pajkrt (Pediatric viral infections, focus on hiv and picornavirus infection)

Dasja Pajkrt is a pediatric infectious disease specialist, who has been holding a clinical staff position at the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 2004. Initially, her scientific interests were directed towards inflammatory responses in sepsis, resulting in a PhD degree under supervision of Prof. Dr. T. van der Poll and Prof. Dr. J.W. ten Cate in 1996. After being board certificatied as pediatrician, she finalized her training in pediatric infectious disease. After obtaining her MBA degree in 2010, her clinical experiences within the pediatric population redirected her scientific focus towards her current clinical research lines on pediatric viral infections. The focus of her research group is on (long-term complications of) hiv, picornavirus and other virus infections in children.

PhD C. Blokhuis
MD A.H.L. Bruning
MSc PhD A. Sridhar

MD PhD K.C. Wolthers (Molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of human picornaviruses)

Prof. MD PhD T.W. Kuijpers (Infection and inflammation: on the crossroad of hematology and immunology)

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde
  • Stichting Aidsfonds/SOA AIDS Nederland
  • Stichting tot Steun EKZ-AMC