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Infectious disease ranks only behind trauma in the prevalence of cases seen on a daily basis in the emergency room and takes lives from every culture and socioeconomic class. The changing epidemiology of infectious diseases is a considerable challenge to any physician, as acute, nearly eradicated, and tropical diseases now enter American emergency rooms on a daily basis. This book is a new clinically oriented reference book for the management of such infections in the emergency room and focuses on all diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies that emergency room physicians need to be proficient in when managing patients battling infectious disease. The orientation of the book is uniquely organ-based, with coverage of all viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic disease. The narrative is supplemented with explanatory photos, diagnostic tables, and charts of drug regimens and will prove an invaluable reference for physicians confronting the various manifestations of infectious disease. - Organ-based organization, unique to this book - Copious illustrations, in color - Includes most up-to-date information on recent epidemics of infectious disease CONTENTS Part I. Systems; Part II. Pediatrics; Part III. Special Populations; Part IV. Current Topics; Part V. Overview of Antibiotics; Part VI. Microbiology/Laboratory Tests; Part VII. Infection Control Precautions.
Cambridge University Press
June 30, 2008
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