Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

7th Edition

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Table of Contents


PART I: Host-Parasite Relationships and the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases

1. Molecular Determinants of Microbial Pathogenesis

2. Normal and Impaired Immunologic Responses to Infection

3. Metabolic Response of the Host to Infections

4. Fever: Pathogenesis and Treatment

5. The Human Microbiome

6. Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Infectious Diseases


Part II: Infection of Specific Organ Systems

Section I Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

7. The Common Cold

8. Infections of the Oral Cavity

9. Pharyngitis (Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Tonsillopharyngitis, and Nasopharyngitis)

10. Uvulitis

11. Peritonsillar, Retropharyngeal and Parapharyngeal Abscesses

12. Cervical Lymphadenitis

13. Parotitis

14. Rhinosinusitis

15. Otitis Externa

16. Otitis Media

17. Mastoiditis

18. Croup (Laryngitis, Laryngotracheitis, Spasmodic Croup, Laryngotracheobronchitis, Bacterial Tracheitis, and Laryngotracheobronchopneumonitis) and Epiglottitis (Supraglottitis)

Section II Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

19. Acute Bronchitis

20. Chronic Bronchitis

21. Bronchiolitis and Infectious Asthma

22. Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

23. Children's Interstitial Lung Disease and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

24. Complications of Pneumonia

25. Cystic Fibrosis

Section III Infections of the Heart

26. Infective Endocarditis

27. Infectious Pericarditis

28. Myocarditis

29. Acute Rheumatic Fever

30. Mediastinitis

Section IV Central Nervous System Infections

31. Bacterial Meningitis Beyond the Neonatal Period

32. Parameningeal Infections

33. Fungal Meningitis

34. Eosinophilic Meningitis



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About the authors

James Cherry

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

William Steinbach

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Peter Hotez

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular & Virology and Microbiology, Head, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, President, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Houston, Texas, USA