A clinically focused, reader-friendly format, and international scope make this landmark, two-volume reference unique among encyclopaedic infectious disease resources.
More than 300 global experts cover all aspects of the investigation, diagnosis, and clinical management of every infectious condition. Abundant 'Practice Points' convey valuable clinical pearls from the authors. The compreupdated 2nd Edition features an even more geographically diverse set of contributors than its predecessor, as well as brand-new information on nosocomial infections, HIV/AIDS, and many other timely topics.
New to this edition
Stay current with the very latest information about newly recognized infectious diseases including new strains of the swine (H1N1) and avian influenza viruses, and SARS…many new chapters including parvoviruses, acute meningitis, chronic meningitis, GI infection, tuberculosis of the urogenital tract, approaches to acute fever and fever of unknown origin, infections in burn, surgery and trauma, immunodeficiencies and principles of infection in the immunocompromised patient, opportunistic and systemic fungi, and subcutaneous and superficial fungal pathogens.
Efficiently reference information with no overlap thanks to newly reorganized chapters including a completely refocused section on tropical and travel medicine.
Find answers quickly and easily access references with a new more streamlined, portable, and economical format. All bibliographical citations have been removed from the printed reference - allowing the two volumes to be lighter and more compact - but remain online at expertconsult.com for rapid searchability.
Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors added to this edition, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.
Edited by Jonathan Cohen, M Sc, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dean of the Medical School, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Infectious Diseases; William G. Powderly, MD, Head of School, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, Dublin, Ireland and Steven M. Opal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, USA