Consultations in Infectious Disease: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Paperback | June 12, 2012

EditorDaniel CaplivskibyW. Michael Scheld

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Infectious diseases have plagued man throughout history. In the era of modern medicine antibiotics and vaccines brought the hope of liberation from the great scourges of smallpox, polio, and tuberculosis. Yet, in the ensuing decades as we hoped to close the book on infectious diseases, wehave instead been confronted by wave upon wave of new assailants. AIDS, SARS, pandemic influenza, and multi-drug resistant bacteria demonstrated how our technological advances have either fallen short in halting or even enhanced the spread of emerging pathogens. International air travel hascollapsed geographic boundaries that once confined tropical infections to distant latitudes. Novel forms of immunosuppression, advances in organ transplantation, and victories in the cancer wars have led to an ever-expanding population at risk for opportunistic infections. In this collection ofillustrated cases we give a cross-sectional view of the growing challenges that face the infectious diseases consultant. The modern physician is empowered by high resolution imaging and molecular diagnostic techniques that confer diagnostic capabilities Osler could have only dreamed of.Nevertheless we continue to grapple with the timeless struggles illuminated by Pasteur, Koch, and Fleming between man and the microscopic organisms of the world.Part of the new Oxford American Infectious Disease Library series, this book of illustrative cases will appeal to anyone working in a busy infectious diseases consultation service or practice including students, residents, fellows, faculty and other ID practitioners. Featuring numerous high-qualityimages and illustrations guiding diagnosis and case discussion, the handbook is meant to serve as a highly practical guide covering current approaches and new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a cross section of infectious diseases, including community-acquired andhealthcare-associated infections.

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Infectious diseases have plagued man throughout history. In the era of modern medicine antibiotics and vaccines brought the hope of liberation from the great scourges of smallpox, polio, and tuberculosis. Yet, in the ensuing decades as we hoped to close the book on infectious diseases, wehave instead been confronted by wave upon wave...

Daniel Caplivski, MD, is Director, Travel Medicine Program, and Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. W. Michael Scheld, MD, is Bayer-Gerald L. Mandell Professor of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Internal Medicine, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, and Director of Pfizer Initiativ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Meningitis2. Encephalitis and Myelopathy3. Focal Central Nervous System Infections4. Ophthalmologic Infections5. Oropharyngeal and Sinus Infections6. Pulmonary Infections in Immunocompetent Hosts7. Pulmonary Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts8. Cardiac Infections9. Gastrointestinal Infections10. Urinary Tract Infections11. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections12. Bone and Joint Infections13. Vector-borne Infections14. Non-infectious Syndromes that Mimic Infections