Clinical Infectious Disease 2nd Edition PDF
The gratifying response to Clinical Infectious Disease has prompted this second edition.
As with the first edition, our goal remains a complete and user-friendly guide to the
diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
The book is divided into 10 sections. First, Clinical syndromes, both general and by
organ system, provides a traditional anatomic orientation, although within this section
additional chapters are devoted to particularly challenging entities that are often difficult
to research, such as infectious thyroiditis, deep neck infection, periocular infection,
lymphadenopathy, mediastinitis, pacemaker infection, sexually transmitted enteric
infection, bursitis, polyarthritis, psoas abscess, splenic abscess, spinal epidural abscess,
cerebrospinal shunt infection, myelitis and peripheral neuropathy, and prion disease.
The second section, The susceptible host, includes individual chapters on infection in
various immunocompromised states, including diabetes, transplantation, neutropenia,
dialysis, pregnancy, and asplenia. Subsequent entire sections are devoted to HIV,
nosocomial infection, surgery and trauma, prophylaxis, travel and recreation, and
Organism-specific chapters follow, with individual chapters for specific bacteria,
viruses, fungi, parasites, and other pathogens. Finally, a major section on antimicrobial
therapy includes chapters on principles of antibiotic therapy, antifungal therapy, antiviral
therapy, and hypersensitivity to antibiotics. A final chapter lists antimicrobial agents in
tabular form, providing a convenient reference for dosage, side effects, cost, pregnancy
class, effect of food, and dose adjustment for renal dysfunction. All chapters include