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Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children

Pollard, Andrew J., McCracken Jr., George H., Finn, Adam (Eds.)

2004, XXIX, 256 p.

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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 Infection and Immunity in Oxford, UK in June 2003.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Hepatitis - Malaria - Sepsis - antibiotics - bacteria - fungal infection - infection - infections - infectious - infectious disease - infectious diseases

Related subjects » Immunology - Internal Medicine - Medical Microbiology - Pediatrics

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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