Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781455711772, 9780323245722

Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

7th Edition

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Authors: James Cherry Gail Demmler-Harrison Sheldon Kaplan William Steinbach Peter Hotez
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455711772
eBook ISBN: 9780323245722
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th October 2013
Page Count: 3904


Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases helps you put the very latest knowledge to work for your young patients with unparalleled coverage of everything from epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine through clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. Ideal for all physicians, whether in an office or hospital setting, Feigin and Cherry’s equips you with trusted answers to your most challenging clinical infectious disease questions.

"Excellent coverage of most uptodate advances in the basic sciences relating to the understanding of Infectious agents and mechanism behind their infectivity is at the heart of this edition." Reviewed by BACCH Newsletter, March 2015

"The book should meet the expectations of pure academic readers to that of busy clinicians challenged with critical decision making in the care of sick children anywhere." Reviewed by BACCH Newsletter, March 2015

Key Features

  • Meet your most difficult clinical challenges in pediatric infectious disease, including today’s more aggressive infectious and resistant strains as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases, with unmatched, comprehensive coverage of immunology, epidemiology, public health, preventive medicine, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.
  • Find the answers you need quickly thanks to an organization both by organ system and by etiologic microorganism, allowing you to easily approach any topic from either direction.
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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 Author

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

Gail Demmler-Harrison

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine; Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Service, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

Sheldon Kaplan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Head, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief, Infectious Disease Service, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

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