Infectious Diseases: v. 1-2: Infectious Diseases Expert Consult
Edition 3 Revised edition
Publication Date 1 Jan 2010
OverviewA 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. Find a diagnosis quickly with the popular Diseases by Body System Section. Stay well informed with expanded and updated coverage of nonsocomial infections and much more. Access the full text contents of the entire 2-volume set online with a fully searchable website with case studies (ideal tool for learning and review for the Boards), ID secret of the week, disease outbreak maps, Diagnosis algorithms, and a downloadable image library. Receive unparalleled visual guidance from hundreds of full-color photographs and figures. Quickly search information with a consistent chapter organization and colorful page layouts. Get clinically-focused guidance from "Practice Points" which demonstrate how to diagnose and treat complicated problems encountered in practice. Make effective diagnoses with a more efficient approach to differential diagnosis-discussions of conditions are presented in proportion to their incidence. Gain a more international view from editors and authors, patient photographs, and treatment perspectives from around the world. 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.