Red Book 2015: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
ISBN: 1581109261
EAN13: 9781581109269
Language: English
Pages: 1152
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Red Book 2015: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Book Overview
The 2015 Red Book is the American Academy of Pediatrics' authoritative guide to manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. It provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA and hundreds of physcian contributors. The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric infectious diseases specialists and general pediatricians, and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health providers, medical residents and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information. The book is divided into sections that cover - Active and passive immunization - Disease summaries - Antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis - Care of children in special situations Updated information and recommendations you cannot afford to be without... - Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices - New chapter on Hemorrhagic Fevers Caused by Filoviruses has been added - New chapter on human parechovirus infections has been added - Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations - The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children - Updated coverage of actinomycosis, amebiases, arbovirus, bacterial vaginosis, blastocystis, candidiasis, Clostridium difficle, coronaviruses, dengue, enteroviruses, Escherichia coli, - Giardia intestinalis, gonococcal infections, Helicobacter pylori infections, lyme disease, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more - Managing Injection Pain has been significantly expanded - Updated information on hepatitis C - Updated information on gro