Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 4e

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 4e

Language: English

Pages: 1744

ISBN: 1437727026

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In print, online, or on your mobile device, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease provides the comprehensive and actionable coverage you need to understand, diagnose, and manage the ever-changing, high-risk clinical problems caused by infectious diseases in children and adolescents. With new chapters, expanded and updated coverage, and increased worldwide perspectives, this authoritative medical reference offers the latest need-to-know information in an easily-accessible, high-yield format for quick answers and fast, effective intervention!

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Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado Aseptic and Viral Meningitis Anne H. Rowley, MD Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology/Immunology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Kawasaki Disease Lorry G. Rubin, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases,

and assessed. DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY Surveillance The goals of descriptive epidemiology are to define the frequency of health-related events and their distribution by person, place, and time. The foundation of descriptive epidemiology is surveillance, or case detection. Retrospective surveillance identifies health events from existing data, such as clinical or laboratory records, hospital discharge data, and death certificates. Prospective surveillance identifies and collects information about

(Gerlach) tonsils; lateral pharyngeal bands; posterior pharyngeal granulations Lymphoid nodules Small, submucosal lymphoid collections throughout the intestinal (Peyer patches), respiratory, and genitourinary tracts (mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue, or MALT) Lymphatic flow is not encapsulated or structured; tissue responds to mucosal antigens with phagocytosis and immunoglobulin A production Thymus Anterior mediastinum Organ is composed of lymphoid and epithelial cells; no afferent

summarized in Table 22-2. Streptococcus pyogenes is the leading cause of acute lymphangitis. Uncommonly, other streptococci or Staphylococcus aureus can cause lymphangitis, as can Pasteurella species after cat or dog bites and Spirillum minor after a rat bite. When inoculated cutaneously, a variety of organisms are capable of producing chronic, nodular lymphangitic infection.22,23 They include the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii, Nocardia spp., Mycobacterium marinum and certain other

Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases and Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised Host; Infection Following Bites David B. Haslam, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Classification of Streptococci; Enterococcus Species; Viridans

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