Key Features

  • Examines infections in terms of their effects on specific body sites or organs to mirror how diagnoses are often made in real practice.
  • Highlights infections in specific patient populations including newborns, transplant patients, travelers, and children with HIV to equip you to address special scenarios.
  • Discusses immunization and basic infection control in doctors’ offices and child-care facilities to reduce the risk of the spread of infections.
  • Presents chapters on fevers of unknown origin and febrile syndromes characterized by rashes to prepare you for difficult-to-diagnose cases.
  • Summarizes basic information and vocabulary concerning microorganisms and antimicrobials essential for the interpretation of laboratory reports.
  • Follows a logical, consistent chapter format to facilitate quick and easy reference.
  • Offers practice-proven guidance on differential diagnoses, lab values / radiologic studies, treatment / therapy recommendations, and advice on when to refer to a specialist.
  • Features a wealth of illustrations and tables that make details clearer, and illuminate important information.
  • Includes highlighted boxes that emphasize relevant case studies key points of each section current controversies and other important topics that can affect your practice.


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About the authors

Jeffrey Bergelson

Affiliations and Expertise

Divison of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, Abramson; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Theoklis Zaoutis

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA