A bestselling source and atlas updated by a field expert on the topic, this guideoffers data tables, step-by-step protocols, and color and black and white photos for quick diagnoses and access to critical informationis thoroughly revised to reflect current antimicrobial pharmacotherapies and vaccinesincludes sections on the latest therapies for fungal infections, community acquired pneumonia, acute rheumatic fever and acute fever, and sexually transmitted diseasespresents a majority of data in tabular or protocol form supplies easy-to-use clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment
In the care of pediatric patients, infectious diseases comprise over 50% of the clinical diagnoses. For this reason, it is essential to have a basic understanding of infectious processes and to keep abreast of new developments in the field. This reference stands as a convenient and time-saving reference for clinicians on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric infections diseases and is completely updated to include the latest guidelines from esteemed societies such as the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Table of Contents
Infectious Disease Emergencies. Neonatal Infections. Immunizations. Travel Medicine. Prophylactic Antimicrobial Therapy. Common Outpatient Infections. Procedures. Laboratory Diagnosis. Respiratory Infections. Gastrointestinal Infections. Bone and Joint Infections. Urinary Tract Infections. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Central Nervous System Infections. Surgical Infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Genital Tract Infections. AIDS. The Immunocompromised Host. Infection Control. Antimicrobial Therapy
"…a reliable and concise manual that condenses essential information related to diagnosis and treatment."
-Doody's Review Services (for second edition)
"...The editor is a well-recognized authority in the field...Broad categories of pediatric infectious diseases from laboratory diagnosis to infections by system and antimicrobial therapy are covered satisfactorily. The text is clear and succinct. Its strength lies in the management protocols and tables (differential diagnosis, etc)."
-Robert J. Leggiadro, St. Vincent's Staten Island, New York, USA (for second edition)