Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children

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Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children brings together leading experts in the field to provide a current and authoritative view concerning the hottest topics of concern to clinicians caring for children with infections and research scientists working in the areas of infectious disease, immunology, microbiology and public health.
The book is based on a collection of manuscripts from a faculty of authors of international standing who contributed to a course in Paediatric...

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Overview

Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children brings together leading experts in the field to provide a current and authoritative view concerning the hottest topics of concern to clinicians caring for children with infections and research scientists working in the areas of infectious disease, immunology, microbiology and public health.
The book is based on a collection of manuscripts from a faculty of authors of international standing who contributed to a course in Paediatric Infection and Immunity in Oxford, UK in June 2003.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461347514
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series , #549
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Of vaccination and infectious diseases in 2003
2 New antibiotics and bacterial resistance
3 New antivirals and antiviral resistance
4 Mucosal immunity to infections and its importance in future vaccinology
5 Dynamics of bacterial carriage and disease : lessons from the meningococcus
6 Current management of bacterial meningitis
7 Congenital syphilis resurgent
8 Antibiotics for acute otitis media in the era of antibiotic resistance - what are the choices?
9 Bone and joint infections in children
10 Sepsis syndrome in children : can we do better?
11 Prevention of enteric diseases
12 Viral hepatitis in children
13 Controversies in neonatal infection
14 Bacterial and fungal infections in the neonate : current diagnosis and therapy
15 Pertussis is back and now what?
16 The immunocompromised host : the patient with recurrent infection
17 Febrile neutropenia : past, present, and future
18 Malaria
19 HIV-1 infection in children : current practice and future predictions
20 Preventing perinatal transmission of HIV - are we doing enough?
21 Congenital cytomegalovirus infection : epidemiology and treatment
22 Global control of rotavirus disease
23 RSV and influenza
24 Encephalitis - beyond aciclovir
25 Current issues in managing group A streptococcal infections
26 Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome - at last the etiology is clear?
27 The last of the meningococcus?
28 The potential of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines to reduce antibiotic resistance
29 Is haemophilus influenzae type b disease finished?
30 Strategies for preventing group B streptococcal disease
31 Recent advances in the therapy against invasive aspergillosis
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