Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Revisited

Editors: Wirth, Stefan (Ed.)

  • Documents recent advances in disease mechanisms and possible interventions
  • Describes new developments in preventive measures
  • Offers useful information for both clinicians and researchers
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The successful prevention of childhood diseases like diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis has made a major contribution to the improvement of public health, and vaccines and a variety of drugs are amongst the most fruitful applications of 20th-century research.

Today pediatric infectious disease research is closely interconnected with other disciplines. Understanding the biology of the causative agents and the pathogenesis of disease is an essential step in achieving control and elimination of the diseases.

Starting with historical, epidemiological and sociocultural issues, the volume presents clinical as well as molecular biological aspects of pediatric infectious diseases. New insights into the pathogenesis of infection are presented and an update on diagnostics, prevention and treatment of pediatric viral, fungal and bacterial diseases provided.

The role of emerging new pathogens is also highlighted.

The book aims at an interdisciplinary audience of clinicians and non-clinicians: pediatricians, infectious disease researchers, virologists, microbiologists, public health politicians and university libraries.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Global control of infectious diseases by vaccination programs

    Tangermann, Rudolf H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Potential impact of rotavirus vaccination on the mortality of children in developing countries

    Steele, Duncan

    Pages 43-69

  • Controversially discussed indications for immunization

    Dittmann, Sieghart

    Pages 71-94

  • Gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum: Historic impact of Credé’s eye prophylaxis

    Schmidt, Axel

    Pages 95-115

  • Malnutrition and infection in industrialized countries

    Cunningham-Rundles, Susanna (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Revisited
Editors
  • Stefan Wirth
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8099-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8099-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7997-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 504
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