Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases


Edited by Larry K. Pickering, Other Carol J. Baker, Other David W. Kimberlin, Other Sarah S. Long


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  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Format: Paperback | 1000 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 53mm | 1,451g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Elk Grove Village, Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 158110703X
  • ISBN 13: 9781581107036
  • Edition: 29
  • Edition statement: 29th Edition
  • Sales rank: 232,128

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Developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases in conjunction with the CDC, the FDA, and other leading institutions with contributions from hundreds of physicians nationwide, the newly revised and updated 2012 "Red Book" continues the tradition of excellence with the latest findings and clinical recommendations on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. Updated information and recommendations include: - Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices have been updated throughout- 2012 childhood and adolescent immunization schedules added- Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations- The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children- Updated coverage of adenovirus, arbovirus, candidiasis, clostridium infections, "Clostridium difficle, "cyclosporiasis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, "Escherichia coli," diarrhea, human calicivirus infections, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more- Updated information on hepatitis A and B- New chapter on dengue- Updated information on group B streptococcal infections- Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections- Significantly revised chapters on herpes simplex and HIV infection- Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated- Recommendations for screening females for HPV infection and for immunizing females and males with HPV vaccine are provided- And much more!

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5 Star Doody's Review!The Red Book, updated every three years by the Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is a concise summary of over 200 pediatric infectious diseases and current AAP recommendations regarding prevention, diagnosis, and management. 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 hundreds of physician contributors. The Red Book is larger and more comprehensive than a handbook, but is indispensible for the rapid location of information about pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines. As a single reference, it is unmatched in the field in terms of practical applicability and usefulness. This edition offers substantial revisions and additions. This publication is essential 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. Available in both a hard copy and a digital version that can be downloaded onto mobile devices, this dual platform offers flexibility. The digital version contains many useful direct links to supplemental materials including recommendations and guidelines from other agencies, and an extensive collection of images depicting disease features. The book is divided into sections that cover active and passive immunization, disease summaries, antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis, and care of children in special situations. This is an essential reference for practicing pediatricians and pediatric infectious diseases specialists. The AAP COID has done an exceptional job of keeping it timely and updated, evidence-based, and comprehensive, while also rendering it accessible and engaging in format and style. The Red Book is unparalleled in content and authority on pediatric infections and their prevention and management.