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Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (The Red Book)

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Twenty-second edition. Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. . 670 pages. Elk Grove Village, Illinois: : American Academy of Pediatrics; ; 1991.. $45.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(7):582-583. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-7-582_5
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A classic manual on immunization and infectious-disease medicine in pediatrics, but with a scope extending to the care of adolescents and adults: active and passive immunization; diseases of infection and infestation (clinical manifestations, causation, epidemiology, diagnostic tests, treatment, isolation, control measures); and prophylaxis (as for bacterial endocarditis risk). Tabulations and accompanying texts on antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic drugs, and on pet-transmitted diseases. Phone numbers for important sources of information. The main text is prefaced by a detailed 5-page summary of what is new in this edition. Detailed subject index. A valuable reference for internists and family physicians no less than

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