The Harriet Lane Handbook of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

2nd Edition

Mobile Medicine Series (Expert Consult: Online + Print)


  • Karen Carroll
  • Key Features

    • Get all of the information you need to prescribe the correct drug and the appropriate dose through a detailed drug formulary, expanded from the popular Harriet Lane Handbook.
    • Better manage persistent, hard-to-fight pediatric infections with a section on adverse effects and drug resistance.

    Table of Contents


    Notes and Abbreviations Used in Tables

    1. Infectious Agents and Drugs of Choice

    I. Recommended Treatment for Bacterial Infections

    II. Recommended Treatment for Mycobacterial Infections

    III. Recommended Treatment for Viral Infections

    IV. Recommended Treatment for Fungal Infections

    V. Recommended Treatment for Parasitic and Protozoal Infections

    2. Recommended Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy for Selected Clinical Syndromes

    3. Drug Dosing in Special Circumstances

    4. Mechanisms of Action and Routes of Administration of Antimicrobial Agents

    5. Mechanisms of Drug Resistance

    I. Common Mechanisms of Microbial Resistance

    II. Discordance Between in Vitro Susceptibility and in Vivo Efficacy

    6. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    I. General Principles

    II. Antimicrobials Requiring Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    III. Special Topics in Antimicrobial Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    IV. Pharmacokinetic Monitoring in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    V. Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) Antimicrobial Relationships

    VI. Drug Interactions

    7. Adverse Drug Reactions

    I. Blood

    II. Cardiovascular

    III. Central Nervous System

    IV. Skin

    V. Gastrointestinal

    VI. Endocrine/METABOLIC

    VII. Renal/Genitourinary

    VIII. Respiratory

    IX. Hepatic

    X. Ocular

    XI. Musculoskeletal

    XII. Hypersensitivity

    XIII. Other

    8. Recommended Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Selected Infectious Agents and Conditions

    9. Antimicrobial Desensitization Protocols

    I. Penicillin

    II. Amoxicillin

    III. Cephalosporins

    IV. Trimethoprim/Sulfam


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    About the editor

    Karen Carroll

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Division of Medical Microbiology Director, Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program Professor of Pathology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland