Download Medical Books: Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Red Book® Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition, is a summary of key disease information from the AAP Red Book®: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases.
It is intended to be a study guide for students, residents, and practitioners. Visual representations of common and atypical clinical manifestations of infectious diseases provide diagnostic information not found in the print version of the Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases . The juxtaposition of these visuals with a summary of the clinical features, epidemiology, diagnostic methods, and treatment information serves as a training tool and quick reference.
Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is not intended to provide detailed treatment and management information but rather a big-picture approach that can be refined by consulting reference texts or infectious disease specialists. Complete disease and treatment information from the AAP can be found on Red Book® Online , the electronic version of the Red Book. Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases could not have been completed without the superb assistance of Martha Cook at the AAP and of those physicians who photographed disease manifestations in their patients and shared these with the AAP. Some diseases rarely are seen today because of improved preventive strategies, especially immunization programs. While photographs can’t replace handson experience, they have helped me to consider the likelihood of a correct diagnosis, and I hope this will be so for the reader.
I also want to thank those individuals at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who generously have provided many photographs of the etiologic agents, vectors, and life cycles of parasites and protozoa relevant to these largely domestic infections. The study of pediatric infectious diseases has been a challenging and changing professional life that has brought me great joy. To gather information with my ears and eyes (the history and physical examination), place this into the context of relevant epidemiology and incubation, and then select appropriate diagnostic studies is still exciting.
Putting these many pieces together to arrive at the correct diagnosis is akin to solving a crime. On many occasions, just seeing the clue (eg, a characteristic rash, an asymmetry, a swelling) will solve the medical puzzle, lead to recovery with the proper management, and bring satisfaction almost nothing can replace. It is my hope that the readers of the second edition of the Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases might find a similar enthusiasm for the field
Download Medical Books: Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases