This clinically-oriented text focuses on the diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies with which physicians must be familiar when managing infectious disease patients. Informative algorithms, tables, and high-quality color photographs supplement many of the chapters in this conveniently-sized volume. The orientation of the volume is multi-faceted: in addition to the traditional organization of organ system and pathogen-related information, this text includes specific sections on the susceptible host (with individual chapters on the diabetic, the elderly, the injection drug user, and the neonate), travel-related infections, nosocomial infections, infections related to surgery and trauma, and bioterrorism. Informative algorithms, tables, and high-quality color photographs supplement many of the chapters. The convenient size of this book places it between the available encyclopedic tomes and the small pocket guides, making it a comprehensive but user-friendly and practical reference for the practising clinician. - Tables and algorithms summarize and facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic choices - Chapters written with a clinical orientation by authorities in the field - Complete antibiotic tables with doses, side effects, and other practical information CONTENTS Part I. Clinical Syndromes - General; Part II. Clinical Syndromes - Head and Neck; Part III. Clinical Syndromes - Eye; Part IV. Clinical Syndromes - Skin and Lymph Nodes; Part V. Clinical Syndromes - Respiratory Tract; Part VI. Clinical Syndromes - Heart and Blood Vessels; Part VII. Clinical Syndromes - Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, and Abdomen; Part VIII. Clinical Syndromes - Genitourinary Tract; Part IX. Clinical Syndromes - Musculoskeletal System; Part X. Clinical Syndromes - Neurologic System; Part XI. The Susceptible Host; Part XII. HIV; Part XIII. Nosocomial Infection; Part XIV. Infections Related to Surgery and Trauma; Part XV. Prevention of Infection; Part XVI. Travel and Recreation; Part XVII. Bioterrorism; Part XVIII. Specific Organisms - Bacteria.