Manual of Childhood Infections 3rd Edn

Manual of Childhood Infections 3rd Edn
Author: Mike Sharland
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* Endorsed by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, providing the standard of care within NHS practice, and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
* Contains contributions from over 150 international experts writing on specialised topics
* Features a neonatal and paediatric formulary of around 100 of the most commonly used antimicrobials based on the BNF for Children, presented in an easy-to-use weight based dosing regimen and including common side effects and cautions

New to this edition

* Many new chapters extend the range of the book to include all common and rarer childhood infections, while an enhanced European and global focus reflects the changing world of international travel and imported infections

Now in its third edition, and endorsed by both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, the Manual of Childhood Infections (known by its readers as The Blue Book) is a simple-to-use, evidence-based, and practical handbook on how to recognise, investigate and manage both common and rare infectious diseases in children and babies.

The handbook is divided into two sections, the first of which is syndrome-based and covers all the key diagnosis and management features of common childhood infections, such as sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia. The second section lists specific organisms, and provides all the key points in the epidemiology, clinical features, and management for all the key infections. Each chapter includes key references for further reading and suggestions for future research. Packed with helpful tips and practical guidance, including lists of alternative diagnoses and useful tables, the handbook also features a neonatal and paediatric formulary of around 100 of the commonest used antimicrobials based on the BNF for Children, but presented in a simple easy-to-use weight based dosing regimen. Common side effects and cautions are also included.

ISBN Number: 9780199573585

Number of pages: 912

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: April 2011

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1. Antibiotics and resistance
2. Antifungal drugs
3. Antiparasitics
4. Antivirals
5. Bone and joint infections
6. Cardiac infections: endocarditis
7. Cardiac infections: myocarditis and pericarditis
8. Central venous catheter infections
9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
10. Congenital infections
11. Conjunctivitis
12. Diarrhoea and vomiting
13. Emerging and re-emerging infections
14. Encephalitis
15. Enlarged lymph nodes
16. Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
17. Healthcare associated infections
18. Hepatitis
19. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
20. Immunocompromised children with infection
21. Infection control in community settings
22. Intra-abdominal infections
23. Invasive fungal infection
24: Investigating the child with possible immunodeficiency
25. Kawasaki disease
26. Laboratory diagnosis of infection
27. Lower respiratory tract infection
28. Mastoiditis, quinsy and brain abscesses
29. Meningitis
30. Neonatal infection
31. Ocular infections
32. Periodic fever syndromes
33. Pyrexia of unknown origin
34. Rash - making a diagnosis
35. Refugees and internationally adopted children
36. Sepsis syndrome
37. Sexually transmitted infections
38. Skin and soft tissue infections
39. Toxic shock syndrome
40. Trauma, bites and burns
41. Travelling abroad with children
42. The unwell child returning from abroad
43. Urinary tract infection
44. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI)
45. Zoonoses

Specific Infections

46. Adenoviruses
47. Amoebiasis
48. Anaerobic infections
49. Arbovirus
50. Ascariasis
51. Aspergillosis
52. Botulism
53. Brucellosis
54. Campylobacter
55. Candidiasis
56. Cat-scratch disease
57. Chicken pox and Zoster
58. Chlamydia
59. Cholera
60. Clostridium difficile
61. Cryptosporidiosis
62. Cytomegalovirus
63. Diphtheria
64. Enteroviruses and parechoviruses
65. Epstein Barr virus
66. Escherichia coli diarrhoea
67. Giardiasis
68. Gonococcal infection
69. Gram negative bacteria
70. Haemophilus influenzae
71. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
72. Head lice (Pediculosis)
73. Helicobacter pylori
74. Helminthiases
75. Hepatitis B
76. Hepatitis C
77. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 + 2
78. Human Herpes Viruses 6 + 7
79. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
80. Influenza and parainfluenza
81. Legionella
82. Leishmaniasis
83. Listeriosis
84. Lyme disease and other borrelioses
85. Malaria
86. Measles
87. Meningococcal disease
88. Molluscum contagiosum and other poxviruses
89. Mumps
90. Mycoplasma infections
91. Non Tuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) infection
92. Norovirus
93. Parvovirus
94. Pertussis
95. Plague
96. Pneumocystis pneumonia
97. Polio
98. Rabies
99. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
100. Rotavirus
101. Rubella
102. Scabies
103. Schistosomiasis
104. Shigellosis
105. Staphylococcal infections including MRSA
106. Streptococcal infections
107. Syphilis
108. Tetanus
109 Threadworm
110. Tinea
111. Toxacariasis
112. Toxoplasmosis
113. Tuberculosis
114. Typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fevers
115. Typhus
116. Viral haemorrhagic fevers
117. Yellow fever
118. Yersiniosis


The contribution of infectious diseases on neonatal and childhood deaths in England and Wales
Guidance on infection control in school and other child care settings
Immunisation of the normal and immunocompromised child
Notification and surveillance of infectious diseases
Medicine guide

Author Bio


Mike Sharland, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, St George's Hospital, London, UK


Andrew Cant, Honorary Clinical Professor of Paediatric Immunology, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, E.

Graham Davies, Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital,London, UK.

David A. C. Elliman, Consultant in Community Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.

Susanna Esposito, Director of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, University degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy[.rt error 1]

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