Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children III / Edition 1

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This volume covers topics in infectious diseases in children and is intended for Pediatric Infectious Disease trainees, trainers, and all those who manage children with infections. There is a balance of clinical basic science. In response to numerous requests, additional tropical topics are covered in some depth. As in previous volumes, the emphasis is on hot topics of clinical relevance delivered by world class speakers.

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1 Warfare and the state of the world's children 1
2 How do we treat children with severe malaria? 9
3 The neglected tropical diseases : the ancient afflictions of stigma and poverty and the prospects for their control and elimination 23
4 Viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by Lassa, Ebola and Marburg viruses 35
5 Rotavirus and rotavirus vaccines 45
6 Transient deficiencies of T-cell-mediated immunity in the neonate 55
7 Controversies in neonatal sepsis : immunomodulation in the treatment and prevention of neonatal sepsis 71
8 Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in adolescents and young adults 85
9 The role of inflammation and infection in the development of chronic lung diseases of prematurity 101
10 Streptococcus pneumoniae : infection, inflammation and disease 111
11 Impact of antimicrobial resistance on therapy of bacterial pneumonia in children 125
12 Diagnosis and prevention of pneumococcal disease 137
13 New antibiotics for gram-positive infections 151
14 Clinical manifestations of nontuberculous mycobacteria 167
15 Kingella kingae : an emerging pediatric pathogen 179
16 How to treat acute musculoskeletal infections in children 191
17 Prevention of transmission of HIV-1 from mothers to infants in Africa 201
18 Practical aspects of antiretrovial treatment in children 221
19 Antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media in children 229
20 Antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in children 243
21 Human metapneumovirus : an important cause of acute respiratory illness 251
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