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!
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.
Table of Contents:
2. Adenovirus Infections
4. Amebic Meningoencephalitis and Keratitis
7. "Arcanobacterium haemolyticum "Infections
8. "Ascaris lumbricoides "Infections
12. Bacillus cereus
13. Bacterial Vaginosis
14. "Bacteroides" and "Prevotella" Infections
15. "Balantidium coli "Infections
16. "Baylisascaris "Infections
17. "Blastocystis hominis
19. Borrelia Infections (Relapsing Fever)
22. Human Calicivirus
23. "Campylobacter" Infections
25. Cat-Scratch Disease ("Bartonella henselae)"
27. "Chlamydophila pneumonia
"28. "Chlamydophila psittaci"
29. "Chlamydia" trachomatis
30. "Clostridium botulinum "(Botulism and Infant Botulism)
31. "Clostridium difficile"
32. "Clostridium perfringens
"33. Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
36. "Cryptococcus neoformans "Infections (Cryptococcosis)
38. Cutaneous Larva Migrans
40. Cytomegalovirus Infections
43. "Ehrlichia" and "Anaplasma" Infections (Human Ehrlichioses)
44. Enterovirus (nonpoliovirus) Infections (Group A and B Coxsackieviruses, Echoviruses, and Numbered Enteroviruses)
45. Epstein-Barr Virus Infections (Infectious Mononucleosis)
46. "Escherichia coli "(nondiarrheal) and Other Gram-Negative Bacilli
47. "Escherichia coli" Diarrhea (including Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome)
48. Fusobacterium Infections
49. Giardia intestinalis Infections (Giardiasis)
50. Gonococcal Infections
51. Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)
52. "Haemophilus influenzae "Infections
53. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
54. "Helicobacter pylori" Infections
55. Hemorrhagic Fevers Caused by Arenaviruses
56. Hemorrhagic Fevers and Related Syndromes Caused by the Family Bunyaviridae
57. Hepatitis A
58. Hepatitis B
59. Hepatitis C
60. Hepatitis D
61. Hepatitis E
62. Herpes Simplex
64. Hookworm Infections ("Ancylostoma duodenale "and "Necator americanus)
"65. Human Bocavirus
66. Human Herpesvirus 6 (including Roseola) and 7
67. Human Herpesvirus 8
68. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
71. Kawasaki Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome)
76. "Listeria monocytogenes "Infections (Listeriosis)
77. Lyme Disease (Lyme borreliosis, "Borrelia burgdorferi "Infection)
78. Lymphatic Filariasis (Bancroftian, Malayan, and Timorian)
79. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
82. Meningococcal Infections
83. Human Metapneumovirus Infections
84. Microsporidia Infections
85. Molluscum Contagiosum
87. "Mycoplasma pneumoniae "Infections
89. Onchocerciasis (River Blindness, Filariasis)
90. Human Papillomaviruses
93. Parainfluenza Viral Infections
94. Parasitic Diseases
95. Parvovirus B19 (Erythema Infectiosum, Fifth Disease)
96. "Pasteurella "Infections
97. Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice)
98. Pediculisis Corporis (Body Lice)
99. Pediculosis Pubis (Pubic L