Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2nd Edition PDF – 2013
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 Â practitioners. Visual representations of common and atypical clinical manifestations of infectious Â�diseases provide diagnostic information not found in the print version of the Red Book. The Â�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. The Red Book Atlas is not intended to provide detailed treatment and management information but rather a big-Â�picture approach that can be refined by consulting reference texts or infectious disease Â�specialists. Â�Complete disease and treatment information from the AAP can be found on Red Book® Online (www.aapredbook.org), the electronic version of the Red Book.
This Red Book Atlas 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…